Did you know that a brain consists of 60% fat and 20% of which need to include Omega 3 fatty acids? Various studies show that pregnant women can provide hugely beneficial support to their baby’s brain by taking DHA during their pregnancy. This doesn’t stop when the baby is born, and many professionals suggest that parents give their children fish oil regularly.
A healthy brain’s function consists of electric signals passing from one brain cell to another. This process is supported by cell membranes which the signals can pass through. These membranes are made of almost entirely of fat. These membranes have ion channels which open and close to help electric signals flow smoothly. This is where DHA or fish oil comes in - it supports these channels by making them more elastic which in turn helps the easier flow.
So this magic ingredient helps our brains work smoothly and therefore show better IQ results when there are adequate DHA levels. Research shows that kids with low Omega 3 levels are more likely to produce lower scores in IQ tests.
During pregnancy and young years, a person’s brain grows rapidly, and with sufficient levels of Omega 3, a growing brain can gain all the support it needs to grow healthy and increase volume. There is also grey matter in our brains, which is responsible for happiness. With high levels of Omega 3, there are more of this tissue, which provides healthy levels of the happy hormone - dopamine.
Numerous researches have examined the effects of taking Omega 3 for young children and their learning at school. It was proven that the behaviour, memory and reading abilities improve after taking Omega 3 for 6 or more weeks.
Many parents are concerned that they won’t be able to get their child to try Fish Oil, simply because of the taste. The days of the disgusting taste of Fish Oil are gone, and we are happy to say that Childlife Essentials Cod Liver Oil offers strawberry taste which kids find delicious and easy to take.