DELECTABLE ORANGE-PINEAPPLE GEL FORTIFIED WITH VITAMIN D
Delivers a healthy amount of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), along with vitamin D, in a creamy orange pineapple flavored gel.
THE BENEFITS OF BIOMEGA JR.
Omega-3 fatty acids assist with maintaining the fluidity and permeability of cell membranes, and healthy brain cell membranes contain over 10 times more concentrated omega-3s than the rest of the body. Our bodies require omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, for proper brain development and structure, and 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. It’s also been found that low plasma levels of DHA and EPA have been associated with various developmental problems in children, such as impaired cognitive development.
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.
THE SCIENCE OF BIOMEGA JR.
A growing body of research shows the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for health, even at the earliest stages of life, but 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. 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, neurodevelopment, 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.)
THE USANA DIFFERENCE
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 fi shy 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 supplement, either straight from the packet or mixed into yogurt or other creamy foods. For best results, store in the refrigerator and serve cold.
* The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA/BFAD. The products discussed are not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure or prevent a specific disease or class of diseases. You should consult your family physician if you are experiencing a medical problem.