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Who needs Omega 3?

Who needs Omega 3?

For every age group – there’s evidence shown health benefits with Omega 3 through the life cycle from before birth to old age.

For infants, prenatal health and pregnancy

For Children and Teens

For Adults and Elderly

Mothers during pregnancy had better eye-hand coordination

Early omega-3 fat supplementation, during the key period when your child’s brain is still developing, may translate directly into greater intelligence in the pre-school and school-aged years

Improved learning and memory function in age related cognitive decline and is beneficial in supporting cognitive health with aging

Fetus with better brain and eye development

Dietary supplementation with long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA, may have benefits for child behavior and learning, including reading and spelling

Help to reduce bone loss of postmenopausal women

Overall greater gestation duration, and their infants would have greater weight

Help to decrease the risk of attention-deficit vision.

Help to maintain macular health

Prenatal supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may help to reduce the risk of preterm and low birth weight babies


Adolescents who regularly consumed fish rich in omega-3 LCPUFA had significantly better academic performance than their non- or less fish consuming counterparts and demonstrated better cognitive performance







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