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Saturday, June 30, 2012

BrainStrong Toddler DHA Supplement & Life's DHA

The month of June is winding down to a close, but we're not done promoting awareness of:

Child Vision Month

Any of you who have been pregnant in the past few years, have probably heard a lot about DHA and Omega-3's.  Most of the prenatal vitamins these days include Omega-3 or DHA, or your doctor may have recommended you to add a specific amount of Omega-3 to your diet.

So, what is DHA?  A quick an easy answer, is that it's one of the "good" polyunsaturated fats.  Many studies have shown that DHA (one of the 3 major Omega-3 fatty acids) can have a positive effect on the development and maintenance of eye, heart and brain health.

Where does DHA come from? Dietary sources of DHA are derived from many fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel, and tuna which many people find difficult to consume for the recommended levels.  This is why more companies are attempting to create nutritional supplements to help consumers easily increase their DHA Omega -3 consumption. DHA is also naturally found in breast-milk!

You can read a lot more about DHA and the positive role that it can play in your continued health at

life's DHA website

Who benefits from DA Omega-3?

  • Pregnant Women - supports fetal brain and eye development
  • Infants & Children - important for eye, brain development and may promote cognitive development
  • Older Children & Adults - important for long-term development of brain & eye health
  • Adults - supports the maintenance of healthy eye, brain and heart over time


BrainStrong Toddler - contains 100 mg of life'sDHA™


Now that my little peanut is a toddler, I started to wonder how I was going to maintain her DHA intake, since I was no longer breastfeeding, or giving her formula.  I've read that their little brain increases 3.5 times in mass between birth and age 5, so it's very important to make sure they have all the nutrition they need to support healthy brain growth.  Now, I'm lucky that she LOVES fish, but am also concerned about mercury levels of certain fish and need to be careful about how much actual fish she consumes.

Life's DHA sent me a sample of BrainStrong Toddler - a nutritional DHA Omega-3 supplement (the first of its kind for toddlers) that is in a powder form, so you can add it to the food your toddler is normally eating to boost their DHA intake.

The contents of BrainStrong Toddler is essentially the same DHA added to 99% of  infant formulas on the market, and since my peanut no longer drinks formula, this is a great way to add it back into her diet. I have found it really easy to sprinkle the nutritional powder on my little one's yogurt, cereal, applesauce or any other foods she's used to eating, as the powder is flavorless!

I am so excited to have found this product, to support my little one's continued brain and cognitive development, while limiting the mercury intake that could come from eating too much fish.

Flintstones Gummies PLUS DHA Omega-3

Another product that you can use to add important DHA Omega-3 into your child's diet is the Flintstones Gummies PLUS DHA Omega-3 for children ages 2+.  These gummy vitamins use a vegetarian source of DHA, so if your family is not of the meat-eating variety - these vitamins are for you.....or your kiddos, rather!

*** Please remember that I am not a medical professional and cannot guarantee any claims these products make.  As always, check with your pediatrician before adding or removing any nutritional supplements into your child's diet!  ***


BUY IT

BrainStrong Toddler is available at the following retailers online:
  • CVS.com
  • Drugstore.com
  • GNC.com
  • Meijer.com
  • RiteAidOnlineStore.com
  • VitaminShoppe.com
  • Walgreens.com
  • Walmart.com
Flintstones Gummies PLUS DHA Omega-3 is available at the following local retailers:


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 (1) Life's DHA - Prize Package, including the following products:
  • BrainStrong Toddler
  • Flintstones Gummies Plus DHA Omega-3
  • (2) other life's DHA fortified food/beverage products
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*Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The products used to facilitate this review were given to me free of cost by the company.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received. As I am under no obligation to post a positive review if I feel it is not warranted.  

31 comments :

  1. Just how important DHA is to kids. I never thought about this kind of stuff when my daughter was little. I wish now I had. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Flinstones vitamins use a vegetarian source of DHA

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  3. Everyone from infants to adults can benefit from DHA

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  4. I like your ideas about sprinkling the powder onfoods that my kids eat all the time.

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  5. DHA, is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body.

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  6. Yes, I also learned DHA is a key component of the heart

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  7. Of where to buy these !
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  8. DHA is an omega-3 with proven brain, eye and heart health benefits for all stages of life - from pregnant and nursing women to infants, children and adult
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  9. I learned that Omega-3 is proven to contribute to heart and brain health :)

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  10. A key component to the heart is DHA
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  11. Terri C. McMillanJuly 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    DHA promotes brain growth

    Thanks for giveaway!

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  12. Important for heart and brain health

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  13. I learned that it was fish free!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  14. I learned that it was vegetarian!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  15. It uses a non fish source of dha.

    Diana C
    Unachica_latina@yahoo.com

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  16. i learned about this brand from your review

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  17. i learned life'sDHA is a fish-free and sustainable source of DHA from algae

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  18. I learned that it's not just for babies- it's for all stages of life

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  19. I did learn something new- where I can buy these types of Gummie Vitamins

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  20. life'sDHA is a fish-free and sustainable source of DHA from algae.

    lowville04@yahoo.com

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  21. I learned that DHA is a major structural fat in the brain and retina accounting for up to 97% of the omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in the retina.

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  22. its fish free and omega 3 helps your brain be healthy

    tiffany lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

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  23. I learned that it is fish free!

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  24. Also omega 3 contributes to the heart

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  25. i learned DHA is an omega-3 with proven brain, eye and heart health benefits for all stages of life

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  26. Many studies have shown that DHA (one of the 3 major Omega-3 fatty acids) can have a positive effect on the development and maintenance of eye, heart and brain health.
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  27. I learned that DHA is an omega-3 with proven brain, eye and heart health benefits

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  28. I learned that DHA isn't just good for babies!

    PDWinner523 at gmail.com

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  29. It is a major structural fat.

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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