Ortho Molecular Orthomega Pearls - 120 ct
Ortho Molecular's Orthomega® Pearls provide omega-3 fish oil in easy-to-take chewable soft gel pearls for children’s health needs.
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.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.