- Supplies 650 mg of omega-3 fatty acids: 230 mg of DHA and 350 mg of EPA
- Supports healthy cognitive and neural development for kids
- Supports healthy eyes
- Provides 1,000 IU of vitamin D to support healthy bones and teeth
BiOmega Jr. Difference
- Creamy gel provides excellent bioavailability and is fun to eat
- No fishy taste—delicious orange-pineapple flavor that kids love
- Sweetened with Stevia and natural flavors
Savvy parents know that omega-3s are important for their children’s development, which is why many give their babies formula that is fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. But when children switch to solid food, it may be more difficult for them to get enough omega-3s, especially if they don’t like fish. In fact, nearly 80 percent of children in North America are estimated to be deficient in omega-3s. Fortunately, it’s easy to give your child a smart start for lifelong good health with USANA’s high-quality omega-3 supplement for kids, BiOmega Jr. This delicious orange-pineapple flavored gel offers a highly absorbable form of omega-3 fatty acids EPA plus DHA in a delicious, creamy gel that that kids love. And because it comes in single-serve packets, it’s easy to give kids on the go. Give kids all the benefits of fish without all the pouts—BiOmega Jr. is a tasty treat that helps kids get the omega-3s they need.
A growing body of research shows the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for our health, even at the earliest stages of life. Because we know how important these vital nutrients are, pregnant women and new mothers often supplement their diets, and most infant formula is now fortified with omega-3s to help support a baby’s growing brain and body. But when a child transitions to eating solid foods, the amount of omega-3s in his or her diet may drop dramatically and stay low throughout childhood, especially if the child is a finicky eater. In fact, nearly 80 percent of children in North America are estimated to be deficient in omega-3s. In order to ensure a child’s healthy growth and development, it may be necessary to add a quality omega-3 supplement to their diet. USANA’s BiOmega Jr. delivers a healthy amount of omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), along with vitamin D, in a creamy orange-pineapple flavored gel.
Omega-3 fatty acids assist with maintaining the fluidity and permeability of cell membranes, and brain-cell membranes in particular contain more than 10 times more concentrated omega-3s than the rest of the body. Low plasma levels of DHA and EPA have been associated with various developmental problems, such as impaired cognitive development, in children. Our bodies require omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, for proper brain development and structure. DHA is thought to support electric signaling in the brain, underscoring its role in learning ability, memory, concentration, and behavior and mood. And some studies have suggested that intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats can contribute to improved performance on tests for verbal learning ability and listening comprehension.
Essential fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, also influence nerve conduction, making them vital for the health of the central nervous system, which stems from the brain.
Omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA and EPA, are precursors for eicosanoids, which are mediators of many biochemical processes and influence interactions between cells. Thus, they are necessary for the normal function and production of healthy cells throughout the body, making them vital for ongoing healthy growth and development.
Developing a healthy body early in life can have long-term, positive effects. Some research suggests that early nutrition can induce lifelong effects on metabolism, growth, neuro development, and cardiovascular health. Several clinical studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for the heart and vascular system throughout our lives, and supportive—but not conclusive—research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of BiOmega Jr. provides 350 mg of EPA and 230 mg of DHA omega-3 fatty acids. (See nutrition information for total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol content.)
WHY BIOMEGA™ JR.?
Nutrition is a key component in getting a child off to a smart start, but omega-3 fatty acids are often missing from children’s diets. A quality supplement like USANA’s BiOmega Jr. can make it fun and easy for kids to get the DHA and EPA they need for healthy minds and bodies without taking a supplement full of added sugar. Unlike many popular brands that supply only small amounts of omega-3s, BiOmega Jr. supplies a valuable amount of highly absorbable DHA and EPA in a delectable orange-pineapple flavored gel with no fishy taste. With 1,000 IU of added vitamin D, BiOmega Jr. also supports developing bones and overall good health. Packaged in single-serve packets, kids will love having BiOmega Jr. as a treat every other day, and parents will love how convenient it is to give their kids a healthy snack, either straight from the packet or mixed into yogurt or other creamy foods. For best results, store in the refrigerator and serve cold.
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