Orthomega® Pearls provide omega-3 fish oil in easy to take chewable soft gel pearls for children’s health and wellness needs. While the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for adults is well known, children also require adequate amounts of these essential fats for healthy brain development, vision, skin and joints and to maintain normal inflammatory balance. With over 10,000 published studies in the last three decades, EPA and DHA from fish oil are among the most researched natural ingredients available and have a long history of safety and efficacy. In addition, Orthomega® Pearls are sourced from the world’s least industrialized coastline in Chile, where cold, fresh water provides the cleanest, most sustainable source of fish in the world. Orthomega® Pearls provides 105 mg of EPA and 185 mg DHA per 4 soft gels as natural triglycerides, the preferred form with superior absorption, in a delicious fruity-orange flavor. Vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) is added to ensure maximum purity and freshness. In addition, this exclusive fish oil is enzymatically cleaned, vacuum-distilled, and independently tested to ensure heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs are removed to undetectable levels.
- Supports Healthy Cognitive Function and Healthy Brain Development in Children
- Supports Healthy Skin, Joints and Connective Tissue
- Increases Visual and Ocular Health
- Maintains Normal Inflammatory Balance and Strengthens Immune Function
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential cornerstones of human nutrition. They are deemed “essential” because we need them for proper health—much like certain vitamins and minerals, but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids are required for a number of body functions, from proper blood flow to brain development. These long-chain fatty acids are integral components of tissues and organ systems throughout the body, including the heart, skin, joints, eyes and immune system. In nature, omega-3 fatty acids occur as ALA (alpha linoleic acid), found mostly in plants, and as long-chain EPA and DHA, which primarily originate from cold-water fish. The body is able to slowly convert the shorter chain ALA to the more active long-chain, EPA and DHA. However, many people lack the enzymes delta-5 and delta-6 desaturase necessary to make the conversion, making a higher dietary intake of EPA and DHA necessary. In addition, major changes in modern diet, both in adults and children, over last century have led to a decrease in the general consumption of omega-3 fats, and a dramatic increase in the dietary ratio of omega-6:omega-3. Since omega-3 fatty acids are known to benefit a healthy brain, cognition, vision and inflammatory response, achieving the proper balance of omega-3s has become an important health strategy. This requires supplementation for most people.