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Dietary Supplement Craze Reached Children But It Can Be A Dangerous Trend

Probiotics, omega-3, proteins, peptides, vitamins, minerals, herbs, medicinal teas, fibers, sports drinks, energy drinks, and further on. As we can see, the spectrum of dietary supplements has increased steadily despite the warnings on their packaging which read that “these claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.” Now, according to a new study, it the dietary supplements craze reached and it can be a dangerous trend.

“The rate of children taking herbal and other dietary supplements has nearly doubled in the United States, to 6.3 percent,” warned The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Between 2003 and 2014 the rate had been 3.7%. Its growth has been mainly due to “melatonin, a hormone used to help sleep, and omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oil dietary supplements, which are often given to children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, as well as autism, despite little evidence of their effectiveness,” as reported in the “Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use in US Children and Adolescents, 2003-2014” study.

Is there an omega-3 supplement for children/preschoolers?



Yes, but as already mentioned, it is the same as anybody else. I take cod liver oil, but you can switch to fish oil in the summer if your kids gets lots of sunshine.

The Carlson brand is best, as it is high quality and doesn't taste bad,


Absolutely, and it is the same one that adults take... Just look for Fish Oil Supplements and/or Flax Seed Oil Supplements..

Also, do not worry about over ingesting too much because the only real side effect would be oily skin. If this


Yes, but as already mentioned, it is the same as anybody else. I take cod liver oil, but you can switch to fish oil in the summer if your kids gets lots of sunshine.

The Carlson brand is best, as it is high quality and doesn't taste bad,

Does anyone have information about omega 3 supplements for children. My daughter is 3. Any experences?



I dont think they are necessary, but a good source of "brain food". It cant hurt a child if taken as directed. Go to Boots etc and speak with pharmacy counter staff


i heard Dr. Dave's Best uses the best fish oil in his products, google him.