Omega 3 important criteria in a child diet

When choosing the best Omega 3 fatty acids DHA/EPA source for your children, there are criteria that you should take into consideration.

Omega 3 fatty acids DHA/EPA are essential to our children but the appropriate quantity their body needs could be a challenge to be fulfilled through daily diet alone.

DHA/EPA supplementation are important to help children meet their nutritional requirements in their growing years.  DHA/EPA is important particularly for :

  1. Brains and eye development
  2. Function of membranes and receptor-neurotransmitter functions.
  3. Reproductive health
  4. Red blood cell and plasma production
  5. Cardiovascular health
  6. Immune system and disease resistance boosted



All you need to know about Omega Guard

Why omega guard is not in a syrup form?

Oxidation occurs when Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are exposed to heat, light and oxygen.

That is the reason why Omega guard is not in a liquid form as it would be in direct contact with air whenever the bottle is opened, air will enter that starts the oxidation process.

An oxidized fish oil suffer from reduced DHA/EPA potency resulting to nutritional value lost.


Why a bovine gelatin capsule?

A bovine gelatin capsule are derived from collagen extracted from animal connective tissue.

Shaklee’s bovine are from cattle, cow and calf  while gelatin are translucent solid substance extracted from the collagen from animal connective tissue.

Capsule offer more protection against oxidation as they are air-tight and the Bovine capsule provide an excellent protection against oxygen sensitive DHA/EPA.


 Is the bovina gelatine used in shaklee Halal or not?

Yes its certified as halal and Shaklee Omega Guard is listed in the ISA (Islamic Services of America) halal product certificate.  ISA is an international Islamic agencies recognized by  JAKIM.


You can refer to the JAKIM’s List of Approved Islamic Bodies listing for more information on ISA at


Why is not flavored?

To ensure the contents are as natural as possible, flavoring agents is not added to the Omega Guard. By excluding flavoring keeps children out of unnecessary calories.


What is the best age to take omega guard?

Studies shows that infant born to mother who took supplements of omega 3 DHA/EPA during pregnancy and during first months of breastfeeding has advance development in cognitive test compare those children whose mother did not take supplement of DHA/EPA. There are evidence that when omega 3 are added to formula milk, it promotes growth and brain development in premature infants.

A children from age 1 and above is recommended to get their supply form Omega Guard to fill in the nutrition of Omega 3 fatty acids DHA/EPA gap.


How to give capsules to young children as they cannot swallow?

Either mix the contents of the capsule in porridge or their favorite beverages but make sure the temperature of porridge or beverage is not hot.

Poke in hole in the capsule and squeeze the oil out onto a spoon to feed.

Chew it just like chewing chewable type of supplement.


Is it safe and effective?

Omega 3 fatty acids DHA/EPA are extracted from small, cold-water fish

It contains a full spectrum of 7 naturally occurring Omega 3 fatty acids including EPA, DHA, ALA and more.

Its ultra-pure and a pharmaceutical grade omega 3 fatty acids DHA/EPA source

Removal of pollutants such as Mercury, heavy metals ( Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium), potential marine contaminants ( PCBs and Dioxins) and minimize order and aftertaste, are done through a low temperature, proprietary, triple molecular distillation and purification process to ensure that it is safe to be consumed compare to eating a whole fish.

It deliver more EPA and DHA content compare to selected brands.



So when you are searching for the best Omega 3 fatty acids DHA/EPA source for your children, know that Shaklee produce their Omega Guard with the high quality and ratio of DHA/EPA that you need at a purity level you can trust.



For the month of May 2015 Shaklee offers a great deals on Omega Guard for great saving.



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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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