Fish oil for children - properties, ingredients, types
Most of us probably remember the liquid fish oil for children, which was once served in kindergartens and schools - for many its taste was the bane of childhood. However, this action was meaningless, because cod liver oil, from which fish oil is made, is an extremely valuable source of vitamins and nutrients, including: omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A and E , bromine and iodine.
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Currently, various types of cod liver oil are available on the pharmaceutical market - in capsules, in liquid, in the form of sweet syrup, which makes it more affordable and easier to take. See the importance of fish oil on the immunity and functioning of the entire body.
1. Fish oil for children - properties
Fish oil for children is the name of a substance in the strict sense that is obtained exclusively from the liver of Atlantic cod. However, this name extends to other liquid fish fats, which is why pharmacies can find preparations with information that the product comes from shark or whale liver fat.
2. Fish oil for children - ingredients
There are many valuable ingredients available for children and adults. Omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA and DHA). The action of these fatty acids has an invaluable effect on our health: they prevent the development of atherosclerosis, lower the level of bad cholesterol, prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, increase the body's immunity, slow down cell aging and soothe inflammation.
Vitamin A - (akserophtol). It is an intense antioxidant that prevents the development of infections, maintains the proper condition of the skin, hair and nails, and prevents visual disturbances.
Vitamin D (Calciferol. Necessary for the maintenance of the proper condition of teeth and bones, soothes skin inflammation and helps to increase the body's resistance, prevents the development of cancer cells and regulates insulin secretion).
Iodine - regulates the secretion of thyroid hormones; Its deficiency in the body of children causes a lack of concentration and slows down the learning process as well as a delay in growth and physical development in adolescence.
Cod liver oil in addition to the listed ingredients also contains vitamin E.It has a large impact on the body's immunity, because it protects cells from oxidants that appear in the body during infection, protects erythrocytes from premature breakdown and strengthens the walls of blood vessels.
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3. Fish oil for children - types
Above are the properties of cod liver oil for children. When it comes to shark liver oil, in addition to fatty acids, it contains:
- alkylglycerols (AKGs), which are essential for activating the infant's immune system and then stimulating it; affect the functioning of the bone marrow, take part in blood clotting; relieve the symptoms of food allergy;
- squalene - has anti-inflammatory and protective properties; regulates the immune system, has a bactericidal effect and accelerates wound healing.
There is probably no need to persuade any mother to give her child fish oil. It does not have to be a liquid preparation with an unpleasant smell and taste, as instead you can buy easy-to-swallow fish oil in tablets.
According to the research of English scientists, children who regularly took fish oil three times a day achieved better results in their studies, and, perhaps, surprisingly, they were much more polite. Therefore, fish oil not only increases the child's immunity, but also positively affects his intellect.