Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: BrainStrong Kids DHA Omega-3 Gummies

A few months ago, I was asked if I wanted to review a product for kids, the BrainStrong Kids DHA Omega-3 Gummies. The gummies arrived, and even though I loved the idea of the supplement, the flavor of the gummies was way too strong for my kids and I couldn't convince them to eat them.  And when I tried the gummies myself, I totally agreed with the kids about the taste.  Fortunately, the company listened to customers and reformulated the gummies.  And now my son and I think they taste great! Here's a bit about this supplement, from the product's packaging:

The school-age years bring a whole new set of challenges for young children. Ensuring that they get the proper amount of rest and eat a healthy diet is key. Supplementing their diet with DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid and essential brain nutrient, will provide the nutritional building block for brain function.*
BrainStrong Kids great tasting gummies contain life'sDHA, the same brand of DHA found in infant formula. Since most kids don't eat the foods that naturally contain DHA, a supplement containing DHA is especially important to help promote optimal brain function.*
*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.
Each of these gummies contains 50 mg of DHA.  In general, I'm a big proponent of kids getting all their nutritional requirements from eating a balanced diet, but we all know that's easier said than done where kids are concerned. This is especially true for my son, Ethan, who doesn't eat much food and receives most of his nutrients through a feeding tube. I'm always looking for easy ways to get nutrients into his diet, and this is a great way to get some DHA into him. My 3-year-old daughter is still not a fan of these gummies- not so much the taste (I can't get her to chew them) but the smell, which is still a little strong.  But Ethan and I think they taste good and he's happy to take them, which I think is great.

BrainStrong DHA Kids Omega-3 DHA gummies are available online and in stores as well. Visit this link for shopping information.

Disclosure: I received this product to review with my kids. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.