380mg DHA (from 500mg ultra-concentrated omega fish oil; 400mg omega-3 fatty acids), 23mcg Vitamin K2 (MK-7 natto), 10mcg (400 IU) Vitamin D3.
Allergens: contains fish
WARNING: This product is not recommended for children under 4 years of age due to risk of choking. Product should be fully chewed under adult supervision.
For children (4-12 years old): 1 chewable burstlet daily*
Give chewable burstlet to the child or cut the burstlet and squeeze the contents into a beverage.
For adults (above 12 years old) : 2 chewable burstlets daily
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
This product is not recommended for children under 4 years of age due to risk of choking. The burstlet should be fully chewed under adult supervision.
Do not consume any more than 2 chewable burstlets a day.
Q: What is I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets?
A: I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is an ultra-concentrated 76% DHA chewable burstlet with an enjoyable natural orange flavour that caters to children’s tastebuds. Each burstlet offers a functional dosage of 400 mg omega-3 (with 380 mg DHA). This pharmaceutical grade fish oil offers omega-3 in super-absorbable rTG form, which helps close the DHA gap for children. Each burstlet also contains vitamin D3 and vitamin K2, which are crucial for optimal bone growth and development during the growing years.
Q: How can I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets benefit my kids?
A: DHA accumulates in the brain and retina of the eyes, and it is crucial that young children are obtaining sufficient DHA for cognitive and vision development. The brain develops the quickest in the first 3 to 5 years of life and it continues through the adolescent years. By filling in the DHA gap, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets can help support improved attention span, behaviour and temperament in children and support a healthy immunity. As compared to a typical DHA supplement, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is fortified with vitamin D3 and K2, which are key essential nutrients to support healthy bone growth. Vitamin D3 helps promote calcium absorption from food and vitamin K2 supports calcium accumulation in the bones. Both works synergistically to support bone strength and development.
Q: Is this a multivitamin?
A: Yes, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is a unique functional multivitamin with ultra-concentrated DHA omega-3 fish oil that is also fortified with vitamin D3 and vitamin K2. This formula is highly recommended for healthy brain, eye, and bone development, as well as for immune health.
Q: Is it okay for my child to take more than 1 chewable burstlet a day?
A: Due to functional dosage of ingredients, children aged 1 to < 3 are advised not to take more than 1 burstlet a day, while children aged ≥ 4 can take up to 2 burstlets a day, either taken together or separately.
Q: I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is suitable for which age groups?
A: I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is suitable for growing children of all age groups, from children aged 1 year and up. It is recommended to take 1 chewable burstlet daily. For infants or young children who cannot chew on the burstlet, parents can cut and squeeze the burstlet into their milk, food or even directly into the child’s mouth.
Q: Can adults take I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets?
A: Yes, adults who have difficulty swallowing or taking larger fish oils can take I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets. To obtain a functional dosage of DHA, the recommended dosage for an adult is 2 to 3 chewable burstlets daily.
Q: What makes I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets superior to other children DHA formulas?
A: Most children DHA formulas contain less than 25% of DHA. That translates to less than 150 mg of DHA per serving. I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is formulated with ultra-concentrated 76% DHA fish oil and 1 burstlet offers 380 mg DHA (from 400 mg omega-3s). The high DHA and low EPA ratio that will enable the DHA to pass through the blood-brain barrier for maximum efficacy. The DHA in I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets exists in super-absorbable rTG (re-esterified triglyceride) form. This superior form surpasses other DHA fish oils in the market which commonly exists in ethyl ester (EE) form. Studies have shown that omega-3 in rTG form is 70% more absorbable & bioavailable than EE form. To guarantee freshness and purity, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets employs the more advanced Supercritical CO2 extraction technology from a state-of-the-art 3-layer purification process. In this highly advanced purification and concentration technology, heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs and cholesterol content are removed, while the freshness of the fish oil is maintained with oxygen-free manufacturing process, producing ultra-fresh fish oil with superior quality. Without using high heat or toxic solvents, supercritical CO2 extraction is more superior to the commonly used molecular distillation. As compared to typical children DHA formula which only contains DHA, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is additionally fortified with vitamin D3 and vitamin K2, essential nutrients required to support growth spurts.
Q: How does Is I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets compare to gummy fish oil?
A: The biggest drawback of gummy fish oil is its relatively low omega content. So, multiple gummies have to be taken to obtain a functional dosage. I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is one of the very few ultra-concentrated DHA supplements that offers 380 mg of DHA (76% of fish oil) from 400 mg total omega-3 in a single burstlet.
Q: Is I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets safe for long-term consumption?
A: Yes. I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is highly recommended for long-term consumption to support healthy growth and development. The freshness and purity of fish oil in I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets also surpasses the strict standards set by GOED (The Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s).
Q: I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is mildly sweet. Should I concern about the sugar content, especially when the supplement is to be taken for long term?
A: It is recommended to take one burstlet a day for functional DHA dosage, and the sugar in each burstlet is merely 200 mg (equivalent to 0.2 g). The mild sweetness should not be a concern, even if it is taken for the long term. As a general guideline, children aged 7 to 10 should have no more than 24 g sugars a day, while children aged 4 to 6 should have no more than 19 g of sugars a day. Hence, the amount of sugar in I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets would be a considerably small amount, even with daily consumption.
Q: Does my child have to take I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets every day?
A: It is advisable to take daily. Especially if children resist DHA-rich foods like fatty fish or are picky eaters. For nursing infants, the DHA in the mother’s breast milk may vary since it depends on the mother’s own diet. One I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet provides a functional dosage of DHA, and is a fuss-free way to fill the DHA gap while still obtaining the nutritional benefits.
Q: Will storing in the refrigerator affect the quality?
A: It is okay to store I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets in the refrigerator. The quality and efficacy will not be affected. I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is stable and can also be stored at room temperature if preferred.
Q: When is the best time to take I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets?
A: I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets can be taken anytime – day or night, with or without food.
Q: Can my child take I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets while she is on medication?
A: Yes, but do leave a 2-hour gap (or longer) from taking the medication to ensure that the efficacy of I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is not compromised. If your child is taking blood thinning medications, please consult your physician before use. Please notes that dietary supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet.
Q: Does I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets require a prescription?
A: No, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is a natural supplement, and not a medicine. Hence, no prescription is required. Nonetheless, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Research Proven Benefits of DHA
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for healthy growth and development of children. These essential fats are associated with a wide range of health benefits.
1. Improve attention difficulties in children
Some experience impulsive behaviours with difficulty in concentrating. This is common in childhood and progress into adulthood. DHA as the main omega-3 fatty acid in the brain helps to increase the blood flow for mental tasks. It was noticed in researches that children and adults with attention problems have lower blood levels of omega-3. Scientists predict that the relative deficiencies DHA may underlie some of the behavioural and learning problems associated with attention problems.
In this clinical trial, a total of 362 healthy children of age 7 to 9 years with initial underperforming in reading were randomly administered either 600mg/day DHA or placebo. ITT (intention-to-treat) analyses showed significant improvement in a subgroup of 224 children whose initial reading performance was ≤20(th) centiles. Parent-rated behaviour problems (attention-problem type symptoms) were significantly reduced by DHA supplementation. These findings suggest that DHA supplementation could be a safe and effective approach to improve reading and behaviour in healthy but underperforming children.
In this clinical trial, 40 boys with attention problems, aged 8–14 years, and 39 matched, typically developing controls were orally administered 10 g of margarine daily, enriched with either 650 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)each or placebo for 16 weeks. Results showed that EPA/DHA supplementation improved parent-rated attention in both children with attention problems and typically developing children. In addition, phospholipid DHA level at follow-up was higher for children receiving EPA/DHA supplements than placebo. These findings suggest that dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids reduces symptoms of attention problems, both for individuals with attention problems and typically developing children.
In this clinical trial, 41 children aged 8 to 12 years with both specific learning difficulties (mainly dyslexia) and above-average attention problems ratings were administered omega-3 fatty acids (HUFA) or placebo for 12 weeks. A range of behavioural and learning problems associated with attention problems was assessed using standardized parent rating scales at both baseline and follow-up. Compared to the placebo group, the group treated with omega-3 fatty acids (HUFA) showed significantly lower mean scores for cognitive problems and general behaviour problems. This study suggests the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids (HUFA) on attention-problem-related symptoms in children with specfic learning difficulties.
2. Improve cognitive functions
Some experience impulsive behaviours with difficulty in concentrating which is usually common in childhood and progress into adulthood. DHA is the main omega-3 fatty acid in the brain that helps to increase the blood flow for mental tasks. It was noticed in researches that children and adults with attention problems have lower blood levels of omega-3. Scientists predict that the relative deficiencies DHA may underlie some of the behavioural and learning problems associated with attention problems.
In this clinical trial, healthy 4-year-old children were administered 400 mg/day DHA or placebo for 4 months and the relationship of DHA levels in whole capillary blood with scores on cognitive tests was evaluated. Result showed that there is a statistically significant (p = 0.018) positive association between blood level of DHA and higher scores on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, which is a test of listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. The findings suggest that DHA supplementation potentially helps improve the learning ability of children.
3. Improve developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a lifelong condition that makes it hard to learn motor skills and coordination, aects around 5% of school-aged children. This disorder is commonly associated with diculties in learning, behavioural and psychosocial adjustment that continue into adulthood.
In this clinical trial, 117 children with DCD (5 to 12 years of age) were administered omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids or placebo for 3 months, which was followed by a 1-way crossover from placebo to omega-3 and omega-6 treatment for an additional 3 months. Compared to placebo, supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 resulted in significant improvements in reading, spelling and behaviour. This study suggests that fatty acid supplementation potentially helps to mitigate learning and behavioural problems among children with DCD.
4. Improve behaviour
DHA, a beneficial omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects which would help reduce aggressive and antisocial behavioural problems in children. Studies have shown that children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention problems and autism may have low levels of DHA that contribute to their symptoms. Hence, increasing DHA may help improve symptoms of these disorders, including learning impairments, inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, and other behaviour problems.
In this clinical trial, 166 schoolchildren with 9 to 12 years of age were either given fish oil-fortified food (bread, sausage and spaghetti) which provides 3600 mg of DHA + 840 mg of EPA/week (fish oil group) or placebo for 3 months. The effects of fish oil supplementation on schoolchildren’s behaviour were evaluated, with changes in aggression over time as the primary endpoint. At the start and end of the study, physical aggression was assessed using Hostility-Aggression Questionnaire for Children. Results showed that physical aggression in girls increased significantly in the placebo group and did not change in the fish oil group, with statistically signifcant between groups (p =0.008). In addition, the impulsivity of girls assessed by parents or guardians was significantly reduced in the fish oil group (p= 0.008) compared to placebo group. These findings suggest the potential of omega-3 supplementation on improving physical aggression in schoolchildren.
In this clinical trial, normal school children (mostly aged 9 to 12 years old) were administered either 6 fish oil capsules per day which provided 0.65g DHA and 0.10g eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/day (DHA group) or soybean-oil capsules (control group) for 3 months. At the start and end of the study, blood samples were taken to evaluate the concentration of DHA and EPA and attendance was recorded during the study period. Results showed that the concentrations of DHA and EPA in the phospholipid fraction in red blood cells were significantly increased in the DHA group. In addition, the inability to attend school regularly during the study period improved signifcantly in the DHA group (p = 0.002), compared to the control group. The odds ratios of inability to attend school perfectly during the study period in the DHA group were significantly reduced to 0.30 in boys and was non-significantly to 0.56 in girls, compared with the control group. This finding suggests that DHA-rich fish oil may help improve the school attendance rate in schoolchildren.
5.Support healthy vision
DHA is crucial for children’s eye development and function. It is an essential nutrient in the retina for visual acuity. Several studies have shown the beneficial effect of dietary DHA on visual acuity in infants.
In this clinical trial, Danish lactating mothers with habitual fish intake below the 50th percentile of the Danish National Birth Cohort were administered fish oil (1.3g/day long-chain omega-3 fatty acid) or olive oil. The oral administration started within a week after delivery and lasted for 4 months. Results showed that fish oil supplementation in lactating mothers gave rise to a 3-fold increase in the DHA content of the 4-month milk samples. DHA in infant red blood cells was significantly increased by almost 50% (p < 0.001). In addition, infant visual acuity was positively associated at 4 months with infant DHA in red blood cells (p = 0.004). These findings suggest that infants with higher omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells had a better visual acuity at 4-month of age, suggesting the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acid on visual maturation.
Every chewable burstlet contains a functional dosage of omega-3 DHA in rTG form, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 to effective support cognitive functioning, healthy vision and build stronger bones.
DHA is a key structural component of the brain and retina in the eyes. Toddlers and young children may not be consuming the recommended amount of DHA due to lack of DHA-rich food like fatty fish and seafood. But more often than not, it is because of picky eating.
1. Compare the amount of DHA & EPA
Most organizations recommend at least 250mg (DHA + EPA) daily for children. A higher daily supplementation of more than 450 mg (DHA + EPA) helps improve cognitive functioning in children and adolescents and also increases the omega-3 index in the body to more than 6%*. *(Nutrients. 12(10): 3115 (2020)
However, it is very likely that children are not getting sufficient DHA and EPA from their daily diets.
When choosing a DHA supplement, look at the total mg of DHA + EPA, not total mg of fish oil.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets offers 400mg DHA + EPA, a functional daily dosage and the best solution to fulfil children’s omega-3 fatty acid needs.
Taking DHA supplements helps fill the omega-3 fatty acids nutritional gap, which is crucial for supporting brain development, achieve optimal omega-3 index and promote eye health.
2. Look at the DHA:EPA ratio
DHA and EPA serve different functions in the body. DHA is critical for healthy brain, eye and behavioural development, while EPA is known to support healthy inflammatory response.
High-DHA-low-EPA is the most effective ratio to cross the blood-brain barrier for best absorption and efficacy, and for optimal brain and cognitive functions. Most children DHA supplements typically offer less than 30% DHA. I ♥ My Kids Brain and Bones Burslets offer 76% DHA and 5% EPA.
3. Check the form of Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are available in 3 forms: non-concentrated natural triglycerides (TG), concentrated ethyl esters (EE) and concentrated re-esterified triglycerides (rTG). rTG is the most superior form that allows superior absorption into the body and maximal potency.
4. Purity & Freshness
For a good measure of the quality and freshness, it is important to ensure the fish oil abides by international standards set by third party omega-3 trade bodies such as GOED.
Each batch of omega-3 DHA in I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet is obtained through Supercritical CO2 extraction. This means that the omega-3 is extracted, purified and concentrated without high heat and toxic solvents. And, I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet is manufactured in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility under strict quality control and safety standards.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlet far exceeds the limit set by GOED.
Invest in your child’s brain, eye and bone health early to reap the long-term benefits. The growing years is a critical time for children to obtain sufficient nutrients to support the rapid brain, eye, and bone development.
I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is a kid-friendly way to obtain sufficient DHA that is essential for their development. At 76% concentration, I ♥My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets can effectively penetrate past the blood-brain barrier for maximum absorption.
Vitamin D3 helps the body absorb calcium and vitamin K2 helps “direct” the calcium to the bones. Besides beneficial to the bones, vitamin K2 protects against calcium from accumulating in soft tissues, such as blood vessels and kidneys.
• Improves attention span^
• Improve cognitive functions^
• Improve developmental coordination disorder (DCD)^
• Improve behaviour^
• Support healthy vision^
View the “Research” tab to view supporting studies
On top of how nutrient-rich each chewable burstlet is, I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets is more than just an everyday vitamin for your mini-me, it’s a daily treat!
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I ♥ My Kids Brain & Bones Burstlets offers a functional dosage of DHA, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 in every burstlet. Just 1 burstlet a day not only fills the DHA gap, but also supports healthy bone growth during their growing years. Safe for long-term consumption, it is highly recommended for toddlers and even adolescents.