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Essential Fatty Acids - Kids DHA Omega-3's Chewable Softgels - Natural Orange Crème Flavor (60 Count)

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  • Quick Notes:

    • Great source for DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
    • Chewable Kids’ DHA is available in a delicious orange crème flavor and delivers 200 mg .

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     Quick Notes:

    • Great source for DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
    • Chewable Kids’ DHA is available in a delicious orange crème flavor and delivers 200 mg of DHA per softgel.
    • Supports normal healthy brain function and cognitive function!
    • Supports nervous system and visual health!
    • Recent research shows the important role in essential fatty acid, DHA plays in the developing brain.
    • DHA is the first fatty acid used by the brain to form healthy cell membranes vital for cell signaling.
    • DHA makes up most of the fatty acid composition of gray matter and retinal tissue.
    • Molecularly distilled and tested to ensure pollutants such as heavy metals (i.e. mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium), PCBs, and dioxins are removed.
       

    Overview:

    Docosahexaenoic acid, better known simply as DHA, is an omega-3 essential fatty acid. One of the primary building blocks of the brain and the eyes, DHA ensures optimal composition of cells in the brain, retinal tissue, heart, and parts of the nervous system. It is also vital for proper cell signaling. Because of DHA’s role in proper growth and development it is of particular importance to developing fetuses and young infants. During the last trimester of pregnancy and continuing through the first two years of infancy (and beyond) DHA levels in the brain rapidly increase. In order to sustain this neural development, DHA must be obtained through a healthy diet or supplementation. As much as 60% of the brain is comprised of fat with approximately 36% coming from DHA alone; therefore a lack of this essential fatty acid will be a limiting factor in brain development and cognitive capacity. Although present in human breast milk, DHA is not in cow’s milk; therefore many physicians recommend breast-feeding or the use of infant formula containing DHA.


    Research indicates:

    • Essential nutrient for optimal brain function
    • Important supplement for infants that are not nursed
    • Studies indicate a link between DHA and improved brain function
    • Plays an important role in healthy eye function
    • Important throughout pregnancy for health of both mother and child
    • Studies support an association between DHA and benefits to the cardiovascular system
    • May support healthy blood pressure
    • May support healthy growth hormone levels
    • May support a healthy mood
    • May support healthy inflammatory response 

       


       
       

    Heavy Metal Analysis Overview

     

    MERCURYA

     

    CADMIUMB

     

    LEADB

     

    Acceptance Criteria

     

    6.8 mcg per day consumed safely

     

    NMT

    4.1 mcg/day

     

    NMT 0.5 mcg/

    day

     

    PRODUCT

    Per serving

    Per serving

    Per serving

    Concentrated Omega-3

     

    ND

     

    ND

     

    ND

     

    Kids DHA

     

    <0.016 mcg/ day

     

    ND

     

    <0.041 mcg/day

     

    Ultimate Omega Complex

     

    <0.20 mcg/ day

     

    <0.99 mcg/ day

     

    ND

    Materials and Processing:

    The fish species used in EverLife fish oil products are clearly listed on the product label. The oils are derived from short life span fish that are low on the food chain, including anchovy, mackerel, and/ or cod. These species do not have increased amounts of contaminants that may be found in fish with longer life spans and that are higher on the food chain such as shark, swordfish, tile fish, and king mackerel.

    Testing & Specifications:

    EverLife Labs uses quality fish oil that has appropriate testing performs performed. Furthermore, our materials comply with the monographs set by C.R.N., G.O.E.D., and the European Commission.

    In addition to raw material testing, as a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified company, we test three lots of fish oil from each potential bulk fish oil supplier. Heavy metals testing is done for items such as mercury, cadmium, and lead – verifying the Certificate of Analysis results of inbound raw materials against our own laboratory results. PCB testing is also performed to insure compliance with California Proposition 65, along with freshness/stability testing for shelf-life.
     

    PCB  Limits for EverLife Laboratories versus FDA and California Proposition 65.

    The Food and Drug Administration’s tolerance level for PCB’s in fish (2 ppm, listed in 21 CFR 109.30,) far exceeds EverLife Laboratories current specification for  PCB’s in fish oil (not more than 0.09 mg/kg of fish oil). The State of California has not established a “maximum allowable dose level” (MADL) for PCB’s related to reproductive toxicity. However, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has established a “no significant risk level” (NSRL) related to carcinogenic activity of 0.09 mcg/ serving per day.
     

    Summary of PCB Limits

    FDA Limits for PCB’s in fish:

    2 ppm

    CA Prop 65 NSRL limit for PCB’s in fish oil:

    0.09 mcg/serving per day

    EverLife Labs fish oil limits for PCB’s:

    NMT 0.09 ppm (0.00000009)

     

    Stability and Freshness:

    Fats will quickly oxidize, so vitamin E is a common ingredient in fish oil supplements to prevent that. Vitamin E reduces oxidized fats. On the finished product we will test for vitamin E, if vitamin E is identified then the fish oil is still fresh, otherwise it would consume the vitamin E.
     

    Legend

    A

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 0.1 mcg per kilogram of body weight per day. Example: 150lb (68 kg) person >> 68 kg x 0.1 mcg = 6.8 mcg per day consumed safely.

    B

    Specifications from the State of California Environmental Protection Agency, Of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 also referred to as Proposition 65.

    mcg                micrograms

    NMT               Not more than

    ND                  Not detected

     

    Ingredients

    Antioxidants

    DHA

    Docosahexaenoic Acid

    Eicosapentaenoic Acid

    EPA

    Essential Fatty Acids

    Fatty Acids

    Fish Oil

    Omega 3

    Vitamin A

    Vitamin D3

    Vitamin E

    Suggested Use: Chew two softgels per day preferably with meals. Intended for children age 3 or over.

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • There are no known reports of toxicity associated with DHA.

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    • If you are taking any blood thinning, blood pressure, or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medication please consult with your primary health care professional before taking this product.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
    1. Kwak SM, Myung SK, Lee YJ, Seo HG. Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplements (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 9.

    2. Schwellenbach LJ, Olson KL, McConnell KJ, et al. The triglyceride-lowering effects of a modest dose of docosahexaenoic acid alone versus in combination with low-dose eicosapentaenoic acid in patients with coronary artery disease and elevated triglycerides. J Am Coll Nutr. 2006;25:480-485.

    3. Voigt RG, Llorente AM, Jensen CL, et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Pediatr. 2001;139:189-196.

    4. Mori TA, Bao DQ, Burke V, et al. Docosahexaenoic acid but not eicosapentaenoic acid lowers ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate in humans. Hypertension. 1999;34:253-260.

    5. Davidson MH, Maki KC, Kalkowski J, et al. Effects of docosahexaenoic acid on serum lipoproteins in patients with combined hyperlipidemia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Am Coll Nutr. 1997;16:236-243.

    6. Agren JJ, Hanninen O, Julkunen A, et al. Fish diet, fish oil and docosahexaenoic acid rich oil lower fasting and postprandial plasma lipid levels. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996;50:765-771.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Essential Fatty Acids

    • What is an omega-3?

      Omega-3s are essential fatty acids. A good example of this would be eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both of these essential fatty acids are necessary for human health. The body can synthesize EPA and DHA; however, in very small quantities. Consequently, supplementation of these nutrients is necessary to ensure optimal health.

    • What are EPA and DHA?

      Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are long-chain fatty acids that have demonstrated health benefits. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has numerous benefits including heart health support, brain health support, and eye health support*

    • What are some dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids?

      Rich dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids are cold-water marine fish (i.e. sardines, anchovies, cod, tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel and herring). Certain types of algae and shellfish also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

    • What are the benefits from regularly taking fish oil?

      Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has numerous benefits including heart health support, brain health support, and eye health support*

    • Do your fish oil products contain high amounts of heavy metals?

      All of the fish oils in all of our fish-oil containing products are always tested for heavy metal contamination to provide safe products to our customers.

    • Is there any iodine in the fish oil in EPA & DHA softgels?

      Historically, the iodine content of our fish oil has been less than 1ppm. Typically the amount is extremely low.

    • What the difference is between molecularly distilled and steam distilled fish oils?

      Steam distillation is when steam is added to a mixture of two or more constituents. The two liquids are heated simultaneously and vaporize to an extent determined by their own volatility. This means that the boiling point of the mixture is lower than that of both constituents, and the percentage of each constituent in the vapor depends only on its vapor pressure at this temperature. This process is useful when a mixture contains one or more compounds that may be damaged by overheating.

      Molecular distillation distills substances at temperatures below their normal boiling points. The liquid is placed in a cylinder where a vacuum pump evacuates all of the air creating an environment where boiling can occur at lower than normal temperatures. This speeds the distillation process, increases the concentration of omega-3’s, and is as effective as steam distillation.

    • How much cholesterol is in Concentrated Omega-3 and Ultimate Omega Complex™?

      here is 1.2 mg cholesterol per softgel in Concentrated Omega-3 and 2 mg per softgel in Ultimate Omega Complex™.

    • What is the best way to take the fish oil product to avoid heartburn?

      Take it after or with a meal. It may help to take digestive enzymes for proper fat digestion.

    • Does the Concentrated Omega-3 contain any citric acid?

      Even though this product does contain orange oil there is NO citric acid.

    • What does the term “cold pressed” mean?

      Cold presses are run on essential fatty acid seed oils with either no externally supplied heating or with some sort of cooling capability. Our raw material supplier uses this non-polluting method that avoids gasoline-like hexane residues. None of the presses our supplier uses are hooked up to an external heat source. Whatever temperature is generated comes from the simple mechanical act of squeezing oil out of the seed. During this process, the oil temperature runs in the 48°C to 52°C (118°F to 125°F) range. The oils are exposed to this temperature for one minute.

      Our raw material supplier guarantees that all of their products adhere to the Codex standard for edible oil safety established by the World Health Organization.

    • Is there any MSG in the gelatin cap?

      No MSG is added to any of our products, however MSG may occur naturally in products containing glutamine.

    • Has the oil in the Borage Oil 1000 mg been tested for pyrrolizidine alkaloids?

      Yes, and it has a content of less than 4 mcg/kg, which is the limit. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids naturally occur in borage seeds and may be toxic to the liver in chronic high doses..

    • Do the Flaxseed Oil Softgels need to be refrigerated?

      No, this product does not need to be refrigerated because it is sealed in an airtight softgel to keep its contents from spoiling.

    • Are the flax and borage used in your essential fatty acid products hexane free?

      Yes, the flax and borage are cold pressed using no chemicals or high temperatures.

    • Does the flax and borage used in your essential fatty acid products contain pesticides?

      The borage and flax are free of herbicides and pesticides.

    • Is the Borage Oil wild or hybrid? Is it cold pressed?

      Yes, it is derived from wild crafted seed but is currently hybrid. It is cold-pressed.

    • Can vitamin K1 react badly with EPA/DHA, especially in terms of blood clotting?

      Vitamin K1 is a blood clotting agent. EPA and DHA have been shown to thin the blood, so they act in opposition. From the Linus Pauling Institute website: “The US FDA has ruled that intakes up to 3 g/day of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for inclusion in the diet, and available evidence suggests that intakes less than 3 g/ day are unlikely to result in clinically significant bleeding. Although the Institute of Medicine did not establish a tolerable upper level of intake (UL) for omega-3 fatty acids, caution was advised with the use of supplemental EPA and DHA, especially in those who are at increased risk of excessive bleeding.”

    • Does ALA convert only to DHA or both DHA and EPA?

      ALA converts to both EPA and DHA, although human conversion of ALA to these omega-3s are slow. Diets high in linoleic acid (omega-6) can reduce the conversion of ALA by up to 40%, as can saturated fat, trans fat and a deficiency of vitamins C, B3, B6, zinc and magnesium.

       From the Linus Pauling Institute website: “Excess of dietary LA compared to ALA results in greater net formation of AA (20:4n-6) than EPA (20:5n-3). The capacity for conversion of ALA to DHA is higher in women than men. Studies of ALA metabolism indicate that approximately 8% of dietary ALA is converted to EPA and 0-4% is converted to DHA in healthy young men. In healthy young women, approximately 21% of dietary ALA is converted to EPA and 9% is converted to DHA. The better conversion efficiency of young women compared to men appears to be related to the effects of estrogen. Although ALA is considered the essential omega-3 fatty acid because it cannot be synthesized by humans, evidence that human conversion of EPA and, particularly, DHA is relatively inefficient suggests that EPA and DHA may also be essential under some conditions.

    • Can adults take Kids DHA?

      Absolutely! Our product provides a great source of healthy omega-3s for kids, teens, adults and older adults.

    • What is Friend of the Sea?

      It is a non-profit, NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), involved in conservation of resources; focuses on auditing traditional, artisanal and small scale fisheries. Their mission is to conserve the marine habitat. As the only program certifying fish feed and fish oil - omega-3 supplements (in addition to fisheries), they manage the certification of products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Their minimum criteria follows FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) guidelines. To learn more about Friend of the Sea, visit their website: www.friendofthesea.org.

       

      SOURCES OF ESSENTIAL FATS

      FATTY ACID

      Omega

      DIETARY SOURCES

      LA (Linoleic Acid)

      6

      vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, borage oil, evening primrose oil

      GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid)

      6

      borage oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil, oatmeal

      ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid)

      3

      flax seed oil, black currant seed oil, canola oil, soybeans, spirulina and green leafy vegetables, squash, walnuts, strawberries

      EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)

      DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

      3

      fish liver oils such as salmon, tuna, cod, mackerel and herring

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