I think we've all heard the anecdotes about how DHA supplements can help our kiddos feel their best. You can find countless personal stories online from many families who feel that DHA supplements have helped their children with symptoms of ADHD and asthma, have helped their kiddos with sleep issues, and helped with educational concerns like memory, learning, and brain development.
DHA Omega-3s are considered essential fatty acids because your body cannot produce them on its own and therefore we need to obtain them from food. While these essential EPA and DHA nutrients occur naturally in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna many of us are not blessed with children who crave seafood for dinner. So, how do we get the Omega-3s into their bodies? How do we sell our kids on these supplements that are integral to many aspects of health, including fetal development, brain function, heart health, and immunity?
The answer is to make them fun and flavorful, of course! Enter Kids Smart Omega-3 Fish Oil burstlets. These fun and fruity chewables contain a high amount of DHA fish oil (133 mg) which is higher than many options on the market. The tiny fish-shaped burstlets come in three fruity flavors -- black current, strawberry and orange on the outside with the concealed fish oil inside the fruity covering. So kids can pop them in their mouth and enjoy the sweet, fruity flavors they crave while receiving a beneficial dose of DHA fish oil.
However, if your kids are sensitive to either the sweet, fruity flavors or the inevitable fishy taste that comes with fish oil, you can also skip the fruity exterior by removing the fish's tail and squeezing out the oil into another food. I could taste a fishy taste when letting the burstlet dissolve in my mouth and there was a bit of an aftertaste. If your kids can't handle either of those flavors I would recommend ripping the tail off the fish and mixing the oil into another food. We had good success mixing the oil into apple sauce, a tuna salad sandwich and mashed sweet potatoes and not sensing that stronger fish taste.
If your kids are seafood fans they'll probably love these squishy chewy burstlets. My kids are not a fan of anything gummy or chewy (no fruit snacks here) but's very simple to use the oil inside the burstlet and avoid the candy-like coating so either way this product is a win if you'd like to get more DHA in your little one's diet.
Kids Smart DHA Fish Oil Chewable Burstlets are FREE of gluten, yeast, wheat and dairy and provide up to 10 times more fish oil and up to more than 13 times more DHA than other kids’ supplements. Also through March 14, 2020, you can save 20% with promo code 20MM20KS if you purchase on Amazon.
Some studies suggest that Omega-3 is perhaps the single most important essential nutrient that is often lacking in children's diets. These burstlets offer such a simple way to help our kids reach their full healthy potential. We hope you enjoy trying them as much as we did!