Liquid Omega-3

165 mL Liquid - Lemon Meringue Flavour

Omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oil are essential for the development of eyes, brain, and the nervous system. They also support learning and behaviour. Treehouse Liquid Omega-3 provides a high-potency fish oil, emulsified to eliminate any fishy aftertaste. Your kids will enjoy the delicious, naturally sweetened lemon meringue flavour.

Recommended dosage (children 1 year and older): 1 teaspoon (5 mL) daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.

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Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for proper eye and brain development in children, and for learning and behaviour. Unfortunately, many children are chronically deficient in these essential fats due to low dietary intake of fish and fish oils. Omega-3 deficiency is linked to learning disabilities such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), and immune reactions such as allergies and eczema.

Omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is highly concentrated in the brain and eyes and is recognized as important for brain, visual, and nervous system health and development. Research shows that children who receive a daily supplement of omega-3 from fish oil that is high in DHA have improved attention, behaviour, and success in school. An omega-3 supplement is an important nutrient for growing bodies and minds.

Every ingredient we use as a raw material in our products is tested for purity, identification (so we know it IS what it is supposed to be), heavy metals, pesticides and other contaminants in accordance with Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate requirements and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) guidelines.

All Treehouse Omega-3 products meet higher standards for purity than those required by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate regulations.

Omega-3 oils used in Treehouse supplements are IVO certified. IVO stands for International Verification of Omega-3s. It means our fish and vegetable oil products are certified by IVO, a non-profit agency, ensuring only the purest and most sustainably harvested Omega-3 products for our customers. Consumers can have confidence that Treehouse omega-3s have met the highest standards of purity and potency, while supporting the long term sustainability of the fish and marine oil industries.

Treehouse Omega-3 Liquid provides a convenient alternative for children who cannot swallow capsules. The liquid is emulsified to prevent fishy after taste and has a naturally sweetened lemon meringue flavour your kids will enjoy. It is formulated to be high in DHA (an important omega-3 fatty acid) for building healthy cells in the nervous system and for optimal nutrition.

Ingredients

Medicinal ingredients

Each teaspoon (5 mL) contains:
Fish oil (tuna) 833 mg
     Omega-3 fatty acids 245 mg
     Providing:
        Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 45 mg
        Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 200 mg

Other Ingredients

Purified water, glycerol, xylitol, gum arabic, guar gum, xanthan gum, lemon flavour, citric acid, rosemary, tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate, vanillin, sorbic acid, turmeric, EDTA

 

Contains no artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs.

Research

Research in brief

Definitive evidence shows that DHA, a component of omega-3 from fish oil, is essential for the cognitive and visual development of children due to its high concentration in the brain and retina, where it becomes incorporated into cell membranes (Denomme et al., 2005).

Evidence from clinical trials has indicated that fish oil supplementation may be effective for conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning and behavioural difficulties (Freeman et al., 2006).

In a placebo-controlled study, daily fish oil supplementation was given to infants from birth to 6 months. Omega-3 levels increased in the infants, and their immune reaction to allergens decreased (D’Vaz et al., 2012).

Eating fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, sardines, and anchovies twice per week, and using an omega-3 supplement every day is extremely important for enhancing children’s learning, vision, and moods.

Research References

Denomme, J., Stark, K., Holub, B. (2005). Directly quantitated dietary (n-3) fatty acid intakes of pregnant Canadian women are lower than current dietary recommendations. J Nutr, 135(2), 206-11.

D’Vaz, N., Meldrum, S., Dunstan, J., Lee-Pullen, T., Metcalfe, J., Holt, B., Serralha, M., Tulic, M., Mori, T., Prescott, S. (2012). Fish oil supplementation in early infancy modulates developing infant immune responses. Clin Exp Allergy, 42(8):1206-16.

Freeman, M., Hibbeln, J., Wisner, K., Davis, J., Mishoulon, D., Peet, M., Keck, P. Jr, Marangell, L., Richardson, A., Lake, J., Stoll, A. (2006). Omega-3 fatty acids: evidence base for treatment of future research in psychiatry. J Clin Pscyhiatry, 67(12), 1954-67.