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Children's DHA™ 100% Arctic Cod Liver Oil
Promotes Brain Development and Visual Function
Great strawberry taste!


Nordic Naturals Children's DHA supports development of the brain and visual system. These capsules can be chewed or swallowed for a delicious burst of strawberry flavor! Children's DHA contains only naturally occurring vitamins A and D.


All Nordic Naturals products surpass all national and international pharmaceutical standards for freshness and purity, and are free from heavy metals, dioxins, and PCBs.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Four soft gels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist. Soft gels can be chewed or swallowed.

Serving Size 4 Chewable Soft Gels
Servings Per Container 45
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 9.00
Calories from Fat 9.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.00 g 0%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Vitamin A 200.00 IU 4%
Vitamin D 1.00 IU 0%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol) 14.00 IU 47%
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)(omega-3) 125.00 mg **
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) (omega-3) 82.00 mg **
Other Omega-3s 45.00 mg **
 ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) **
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
Oleic Acid (omega-9) 120.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: purified arctic cod liver oil, soft gel (Glycerin, Water, Gelatin, strawberry essence), Vitamin E, strawberry essence, Rosemary Extract, d-alpha tocopherol, strawberry essence

No Gluten, No Yeast, No Milk Derivatives, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors

Warning: Consult with your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery.

Consult your physician prior to using this product it you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Manufactured in Norway by:
NORDIC NATURALS, INC.
Distributed in Watsonville, CA 95076
Customer Service: 800.662.2544
www.nordicnaturals.com
Product protected by U.S. patent #s 6346231 & 6641837

Health Notes

DHA

DHA
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Stress
Dose: 1.5 to 1.8 grams daily
Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA, may help improve responses to stress.(more)
Breast-Feeding Support
Dose: Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner
Studies have shown that higher breast milk concentrations of DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid present in cod liver oil) are associated with better visual acuity in infants.(more)
Childhood Intelligence
Dose: Refer to label instructions
(more)
Stress
Dose: 1.5 to 1.8 grams daily

Animal and human studies suggest that deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids may contribute to behaviors associated with unhealthy responses to stress.1, 2 A double-blind study of students with a low dietary intake of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) reported that taking 1.5 to 1.8 grams of DHA per day for three months prevented an increase in aggressiveness in these students during a stressful final exam period.3 This group of researchers reported in another double-blind study that 1.5 grams per day of DHA given to medical students during a stressful exam period resulted in changes in some, though not all, blood measurements indicating improved responses to stress.4

References

1. Reisbick S, Neuringer M, Hasnain R, Connor WE. Home cage behavior of rhesus monkeys with long-term deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids. Physiol Behav 1994;55:231-9.

2. Stevens LJ, Zentall SS, Abate ML, et al. Omega-3 fatty acids in boys with behavior, learning, and health problems. Physiol Behav 1996;59:915-20.

3. Hamazaki T, Sawazaki S, Itomura M, et al. The effect of docosahexaenoic acid on aggression in young adults. A placebo-controlled double-blind study. J Clin Invest 1996;97:1129-33.

4. Sawazaki S, Hamazaki T, Yazawa K, Kobayashi M. The effect of docosahexaenoic acid on plasma catecholamine concentrations and glucose tolerance during long-lasting psychological stress: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol 1999;45:655-65.

Breast-Feeding Support
Dose: Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid present in cod liver oil and other fish oils, is important for normal development of the brain and eyes. Studies have shown that higher concentrations of DHA in mothers' milk are associated with better visual acuity in the infants.1 Other studies have suggested that DHA improves the development of infants, although not all research agrees.2 Because DHA in the mother's diet passes into the breast milk,3 some doctors advise nursing mothers to supplement their diet with cod liver oil or another fish-oil supplement. Women wishing to use this or any supplement while breast-feeding should consult their doctors and use only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

References

1. Jorgensen MH, Hernell O, Hughes E, Michaelsen KF. Is there a relation between docosahexaenoic acid concentration in mothers' milk and visual development in term infants? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2001;32:293-6.

2. Gibson RA, Makrides M. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in breast milk: are they essential? Adv Exp Med Biol 2001;501:375-83.

3. Harris WS, Connor WE, Lindsey S. Will dietary w-3 fatty acids change the composition of human milk? Am J Clin Nutr 1984;40:780-5.

Childhood Intelligence
Dose: Refer to label instructionsDocosahexaenoic acid (DHA) plays an important role in the development of the fetal and infant brain. In a double-blind trial, pregnant women received 10 ml per day of cod liver oil (providing daily 1,183 mg per day of DHA) or a placebo (corn oil), beginning in week 18 of pregnancy and continuing until 3 months after delivery. All or nearly all of the children were breastfed at least until 3 months of age. Compared with the placebo group, the group receiving cod liver oil had significantly better scores at 4 years of age on a test that measures intelligence (the Mental Processing Composite of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children).1
References

1. Helland IB, Smith L, Saarem K, et al. Maternal supplementation with very-long-chain n-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and lactation augments children's IQ at 4 years of age. Pediatrics 2003;111:e39-e44.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, belongs to the class of nutrients called essential fatty acids.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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4.0

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (5)
  • Easy on stomach (4)
  • Easy to swallow (4)
  • Effective (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children (6)
    • Daily use (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (5), First time user (3)

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    5.0

    my kids find it very tasty...!

    By moririchie

    from Hong Kong

    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, My Kids Love It

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    Pros

    • Delicious For Kids
    • Easy To Swallow

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

      it is good for the kids....they eat it daily, and they are becoming healthier than before... visit doctors less frequently than before.

       
      1.0

      Fishy taste

      By susanobermiller

      from Green Bay, WI

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      Pros

      • Small And Could Swallow

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

          The product if swallowed would be tolerable. Once the gel filled pill is biten this foul taste is present for an adult and my four year old rejected them.

           
          5.0

          great product

          By hanguojun2009

          from Anyang,China

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy to Clean
          • Easy to Use
          • Stores Easily

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

              This strawberry flavor really caters to my baby and she likes it a lot.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              "...they taste like passed gas."

              By The5travi

              from APO, Korea

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              Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

              That is what one of my five year olds said about them. The other was too traumatized to speak. I tried one to prove them wrong...they were right.

               
              3.0

              NICE

              By purejane

              from New York, NY

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              Pros

              • Mixes Well

              Cons

              • Bad Taste

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

              GOOD

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By meltim1

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional

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              Pros

              • Easy to Chew
              • Kids love the taste

              Cons

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                • Daily Use

                Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

                use it daily

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This one is very good.

                By sanmei.li

                from Fairfax, VA

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                Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

                Mu daughter likes it very much and so are her little friends.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Kids love these!

                By ellenkehres

                from PA

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                Pros

                • Taste's great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

                    My kids LOVE these and beg to have their
                    "fish oil". Even my nephew wants them when I am dishing out and he is visiting.

                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not Really Chewable. . .

                    By kaylies_mom

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me First Time User

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                    Pros

                    • Easy on Stomach
                    • Easy To Swallow
                    • Effective
                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                    • Poor Taste

                    Best Uses

                    • Children

                    Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

                    Looking for a Omega 3 supplement for my daughter to take to improve her concentration. This was recommended by staff at GNC. They are supposed to be strawberry flavor but if you chew them they taste like fishy oil. These are not gummies, they are oil filled soft gel caps. If your child can swallow pills these will work, they are very tiny. But don't expect anything "sweet" or chewable.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very nice product

                    By Sodelight05

                    from South Carolina

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                    Pros

                    • Easy on Stomach
                    • Easy To Swallow
                    • Effective
                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Children
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Nordic Naturals® Children's™ DHA - Strawberry:

                      I've been giving this product to my three year old son. He has severe eczema. I got tired of the steroid creams that his doctor was prescribing so I began doing my own research as to how to treat him. I've cut out the cow milk (replaced it with soy milk) and started giving him two of these at lunch. I've noticed an approvement. I believe that if he continues to take it, his skin will eventually clear up. It's certainly better than it was before. Nordic Naturals has a wonderful line of products. I take DHA pills made by them and they are very pure and effective.

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