Last week I wrote about how omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, can play a role in preventing ADHD. I have been searching for a DHA/EPA supplement for my almost 3 year-old daughter for some time now. I tried a gummy/candy DHA supplement from Trader Joe’s and she didn’t like it. I’ve tried supplemented food but she never seems to get enough from those products. So I bought Carlson for Kids Very Finest Fish Oil Lemon Flavor to see if I could sneak it in her food. I tried putting it in lemon yogurt and she could tell immediately. I tried a smoothie – and once again, she turned it away. Then one night I just put it in a spoon and gave it to her and she took it down. Not only did she take it down, she wanted more! Was it really that easy? After a week of her accepting her bedtime lemon “treat” I realized that she likes it. Yeah!
What I like about giving her fish oil is it contains both DHA and EPA. Even though DHA is the star, it works synergistically with EPA. I mean, if she were eating fish she’d get both. I still offer her salmon once a week hoping that eventually she’ll eat more fish. But for now, I feel good knowing she’s getting the essential omega-3 fatty acids she needs.
So this product gets a big “thumbs up” from me!
To find it in a store near you check Carlson Laboratories website.