Omega-3 is important for children's development, and progressive research is being done to examine the impact of these fatty acids.
In a large study done at the University of Oxford in England in 2013 (1), 493 British schoolchildren aged 7-9 years and their reading skills and cognitive behavior has been associated with omega-3 status in blood.The researchers collected data from extensive national tests in British schools, where children who struggled with reading disabilities were selected to participate. Blood samples were taken off all the children in the study, and the omega-3 status in the body measured. It was found that children with higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids in the blood, including in particular
the essential fatty acid DHA, had better reading skills, work skills and fewer behavioral problems than children with lower omega 3 status. It was corrected for gender and social economic status, so these factors should not affect the result. Parents also reported that 9 out of 10 children in the study did not eat two fish meals per week as recommended.
Although the study does not map the previous intake of omega 3, genetics and lifestyle, it provides data nonetheless a clear indication that children in school may benefit from an adequate intake of omega-3, and especially fatty acid DHA. If your child eats fish 3 times a week or taking 5 ml of fish oil per day, this will meet the need for the important fatty acids, says Helen Dominguez, nutritionist Orkla Health behind Möller`s fish oil.
Studies were conducted at Oxford on Omega 3 and children's IQ and cognitive development where the mother had consumed fish oil during pregnancy (2, 3). In these studies, the children's cognitive abilities were measured at 4 and 7 years of age, and the result showed that omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil can have beneficial effects on children's mental development.
1. Montgomery P, Burton JR, Sewell RP, Spreckelsen TF, Richardson AJ.Low Blood Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids in UK Children Are Associated with Poor Cognitive Performance and Behavior: A Cross-Sectional Analysis from the DOLAB Study. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 24;8(6):e66697. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066697. Print 2013.
2. Helland IB, Smith L, Blomén B, Saarem K, Saugstad OD, Drevon CA. Effect of supplementing pregnant and lactating mothers with n-3 very-long-chain fatty acids on children’s IQ and body mass index at 7 years of age. Pediatrics. 2008 Aug;122(2):e472-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2762.
3. Helland IB, Smith L, Saarem K, Saugstad OD, Drevon CA. Maternal supplementation with very-long-chain n-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and lactation augments children’s IQ at 4 years of age. Pediatrics. 2003 Jan;111(1):e39-44.
Original article on http://www.orklahealth.no/tran-kan-ha-positiv-effekt-pa-barns-laereevne/
We are all certain that the content of breast milk is critical to the child's health but did you know that supplements with omega-3 can have positive effects for the development of the baby's brain and vision? As new parents to your first child, it can seem like an overwhelming task to be responsible for a whole new life. It is normal to be worried about doing something wrong. Why is the baby screaming so much? How do I get baby to sleep and if the baby is developing as she should. Rest assured that in most cases, it all goes well and the infant is healthy. And fortunately, most people do not have to worry about what the baby has to eat. Nature has already provided you with the optimum feed for the newborn, breast milk! Therefore, it is important to make sure you get in you what you need when you are breastfeeding.
According to the Health Directorate (Norwegian), a mother's breast milk is largely influenced by what the mother eats. Your diet should be balanced, providing enough energy for milk production and contain the nutrients that both mother and child need through the whole breastfeeding period. A nutrient you should pay special attention that you get enough of when you are breastfeeding, is omega-3. Omega-3 contains namely fatty acid DHA, which contributes to optimal brain development and vision! Precisely brain and visual undergoing tremendous development the first year, and then it's important that your baby get enough of this fatty acid. Just think of all the new skills the baby has to learn and observe during their first year!
The main source our vitamin D are oily fish but for many, it is difficult to get enough oily fish. Therefore the Norwegian Health Directorate recommends regular intake of fish oil as an alternative to increase the content of vitamin D in breastmilk. Moller fish oil additionally contains omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which the Health Directorate also emphasizes in its recommendation for pregnant women.
Becoming a parent is miraculous but it also brings with it a whole new world of worries. Remember that 99% of the worries never become anything, and that the important thing is to use common sense, and give your child lots and lots of love.
Source: Directorate of Health (Norwegian)
Translated from article http://www.mollers.no/a-ta-omega-3-nar-ammer/
Yippee! We received shipment of the oos Moller's fish oil today! For our customers who have reserved with us, I have sent you the online orders.
Now for the sad news! Due to damage during transit, some bottles were broken and the leakage caused the other bottles to be stained with fish oil goodness. The surviving bottles are intact apart from the stained labels and so we thought this is the perfect chance to run our very first clearance sale in the shop! A 250ml bottle is now $30 instead of $45 and a 500ml bottle is now $57 instead of $90 if you do not mind the stained labels.
Get the clearance fish oils here. Expiry 2018.
Fish oils from Norway has always been popular and is ranked best in the market. There are 3 very good reasons to why Norwegian fish oils are superior to others :
Higher omega 3 concentrations
Less exposure to pollutants
Stricter testing regulations
Biologists believe the Norwegian Sea contains some of the highest concentrations of plankton in the world making it the prime spawning ground for herring, mackerel and cod. These particular fish species tend to contain higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids seldom found in fish caught in other parts of the world.
Fish oils from Norway is high in purity and has high content of omega-3 DHA. The oil is extracted from fish from deep cold waters in Norway, where there is minimal pollution and plenty of plankton, the actual source of omega-3.
The Norwegian and Icelandic waters are also one of the purest bodies of water in the world. They contain lower levels of pollution which reduces animal exposure to mercury, PCB's and dioxins.
Many of the world's oldest fish factories are located in Norway and the country is also one of the largest exporters. Salmon oils, omega 3 supplements among others are popular products harvested from raw materials sourced from the Arctic and North Atlantic Ocean.
Norwegian salmon contains high amounts of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) as well as omega 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11. Norwegian shark liver is an excellent source of alkoxyglycerols which supports a healthy immune system.
Additionally, fish oil standards are set to protect consumers and ensure consistent quality of fish oil product. Governmental fish oil quality standards is taken seriously in Norway and in all European countries.
The Norwegian Medicinal Standard (NMS), the European Pharmacopoeia Standard (EPS) and the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omeage-3 (GOED) ensure fish oil supplements meet certain standards to guarantee quality products by setting maximum allowances on peroxides, heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs.
Today we are excited to be creating our supplement collection consisting of top quality best-seller brand, Mollers Norwegian fish oil! Shall be adding more products over the next couple of days. Watch this space!