THE KID FRIENDLY OMEGA-3

Kids.

They change our lives, change our priorities, change our perspective. All we want is the best for that little bundle of love that’s now the center of our world.

We choose everything we give them with the utmost of care. We know how important the decisions we make for them are. However, we also want to ensure when we do make good, healthy choices – like adding an Omega-3 to their diet – it’s one they won’t fight against.

This is one of the key reasons we at SeaDNA have continued to innovate our world-class line of products with the release of our Omega-3 Lemon-Flavoured Seal Oil.

With a clean, smooth taste that has no offensive odour or flavour, SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is the perfect choice for your bambino. And because SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is the best tasting Omega-3 liquid supplement you’ll find, it’s versatility is a key factor. 

All by itself, it tastes great. Added to a juice, it tastes great. Added to a smoothie…yep, it tastes great. You get the picture. It’s good stuff.

A teaspoon a day is all you need to ensure the many benefits of an Omega-3 for kids are being realized. And there are many.

WHY IS AN OMEGA-3 GOOD FOR MY CHILD?

Omega-3 supplements have been scientifically proven to:

???? Support cognitive growth such as hand-eye coordination, attention span, mood and concentration and can even boost results in certain intelligence tests such as IQ.

???? Fight symptoms of ADHD. Studies have shown that kids who struggle with attention issues generally have lower levels of Omega-3 in their bodies than those who do not. This means SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil can help kids who have issues with learning, behavior or socializing.

????Aid development of eyes, nerves and brain. Omega-3’s are critical at the early stages of these functions for our kids.

Aside from its great taste, SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil separates itself from the pack in another big way: the natural presence of DPA.

DPA is an amazing fatty acid with wonderful properties that are missing from Omega-3 fish oils. DPA is a more efficient fatty acid and even changes into EPA and DHA in the body. It’s pretty special.

DPA is so important that mother nature ensured mother’s breast milk contains it. However, it can be hard to find after and seal oil is one of the only sources on earth with DPA in high quantities outside of mother’s milk.

SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Omega-3 Seal Oil  is also  %100 Canadian. When you choose SeaDNA, you choose a company that knows exactly where their product comes from and guarantees world-class quality.

We all want the best for our kids. We believe SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is just this: great tasting. versatile, efficient, naturally balanced and truly complete thanks to DPA.

Visit our BLOG to get healthy recipes ideas with SeaDNA Lemon Seal Oil!

For more information and to order: boutique.seadna.ca/catalog or [email protected]

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SeaDNA seal oil is produced in facilities approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada. Our Omega-3 products have all been certified as Natural Products by Health Canada.

 

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New Research: Omega-3’s and ADHD

Well, parents, August long weekend is now behind us and you all know what that means: back to school is right around the corner.

For many this is an exciting time. But for others it can be a time of increasing stress. Especially if your child has been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or you believe they may be dealing with it.

ADHD and Children in Canada

According to the Center for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) ADHD is the most common psychiatric issue facing kids in our country with 1 in 20 children believed to have the affliction. That means, on average, there’s at least one ADHD child in each classroom in the country.

ADHD can manifest itself in a number of ways and CADDAC states that:

“Children, adolescents and adults with untreated ADHD are at a greater risk for:
– Learning difficulties, less academic success, school dropout, and fewer years of schooling
– Additional mental health disorders and problems with self-esteem
– Substance abuse and a greater chance of becoming involved in the justice system
– More accidents and sustaining injuries, more automobile accidents and earlier death”

These are frightening possibilities for any concerned parent. But what is one to do?

CADDAC believes a multi-prong approach to fighting ADHD is the best. This can however, quite often include powerful and addictive stimulants.

Omega-3’s: A Natural Option?

There is now though, growing evidence that natural Omega-3 could be an effective tool to help children who struggle with attention issues.

A recent paper published in “Neuropsychopharmacology”  is shining a light on the benefits that Omega-3 supplements can have in the fight against ADHD.

The scientific work involved over 700 children and assessed how Omega-3 supplements impacted their cognitive abilities. The findings clearly pointed to Omega-3 supplements having a profoundly positive impact on ADHD children.

The study came to the conclusion that Omega-3 supplementation: “improves clinical symptoms and cognitive performances in children and adolescents with ADHD, and that these youth have a deficiency in [Omega-3] levels. Our findings provide further support to the rationale for using [Omega-3’s] as a treatment option for ADHD.”

In clear terms: the study determined that kids with ADHD need more Omega-3’s in their diet. And when they get them: they do better.


Why SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil?

Contains DPA

Omega-3 supplements are natural and safe for all ages. Their beneficial properties come from fatty acids: critical health building blocks. In most supplements, this includes DHA and EPA.

In SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil however, this includes DHA, EPA AND DPA. Seal oil is one of the only places on earth (outside of a mother’s breast milk) where DPA can be found in high concentrations. It has unique benefits on its own but can also act as a natural boost to augment EPA and DHA integration in the body. Click here to learn more about DPA

Toxin Free

Not only does SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil contain DPA you can be assured it’s pure and free of all toxins. We take great pride in delivering a product that is of the highest-quality. All batches are tested for impurities by a third party and we have posted those results for you to examine at : https://www.seadna.ca/quality/

Easy to digest

Another nice bonus for parents is that SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is easy to digest. The fact it comes from a mammal means our body is naturally more inclined to absorb and integrate its benefits. This means any concerns about “fishy burps” can be pushed aside.

 

We know there is nothing more important to a parent than the well-being of their child. We encourage you to speak to your family doctor about Omega-3 supplements as an option for ADHD treatment. If you do however choose to explore it, we recommend giving SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil a long look. 

We should also point out that Omega-3 supplementation is good for people of all ages dealing with attention issues. 

It’s natural, of guaranteed quality and is purely Canadian through and through. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil has been classified as a Natural Product by Health Canada. 

If any parent has questions about SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

To purchase SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil: www.boutique.seadna.ca/catalog

For additional information on alternatives to chemical treatments for ADHDLink – Cognitune

Yours in good health,

SeaDNA Canada

Sources: 

(Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Youths with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials and Biological Studies – JanePei-Chen Chang, Kuan-Pin Su, Valeria Mondelli and Carmine M Pariante)