Friday, September 17, 2010

{Cool for School} NutraSea+D

Research has shown omega-3 and -6 to be beneficial for concentration and behavior, improved mood and ADHD in children, all benefits that contribute to a smooth transition back to school. I wasn't able to try out the NutraSea Kids formula, so I was instead sent a 200ml bottle of NutraSea+D to review.

My Dad used to go on and on about taking different vitamins and supplements, Omega-3 being of the ones that he would mention more often than others. How many of us actually listened to our parents when they insisted we take our vitamins? I know I didn't really listen to the numbers and facts he gave me, but now that I have read a little more on Omega-3 I see that it really is as important as my Dad made it out to be.

Ascenta is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality natural health products and an industry leader in omega-3 fatty acids. They are committed to developing dietary health products that improve lives through optimal wellness and disease prevention.

Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) function in the body

- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports mental focus & cognitive function
- Supports positive mood & emotional well-being
- Promotes brain, eye, & nervous system health
- Supports healthy immune system function
- Enhances appearance of skin and hair
- Promotes optimal fat metabolism

More on why you need Omega-3

Overview - NutraSea+D 200 ml

For a healthy heart, brain function and healthy bones and teeth.
NutraSea+D is a pharmaceutical quality omega-3 supplement with added vitamin D3. With a balanced ratio of EPA and DHA combined with 1000 IU of natural vitamin D3 it's an ideal supplement for optimal health and well-being in a delicious apple flavour.

Ascenta's unique green tea antioxidant makes NutraSea+D the most stable and freshest tasting product on the market.

Vitamin D Facts

My Review: I took some of this myself and gave 1/2 tsp to my three older kids, and I am sorry but despite the product description I need to say that there is no delicious apple flavor. It was really quite disgusting taken by itself to be honest and would not recommend trying it that way. Thankfully, it can be mixed into salad dressings, pastas, yogurt, or a fruit smoothie and can be taken without the fowl taste being noticed. My kids had a fit after I made them try it and swore they wouldn't take it again but I was able to sneak it into their foods without them even knowing. It is also available in softgel pill form which I would prefer to have for myself if I decide to continue taking NutraSea+D as a supplement since it does carry many health benefits for my entire family.

Even though we did not like the flavor, I would still recommend this product due to the health benefits it offers. NutraSea Kids is available for those of you in the US, and I hear that this one does taste good even by itself. Unfortunately, I am told they are still awaiting Health Canada’s formal approval to sell NutraSea Kids in Canada. Please check out their Store Locator if you would like to find a retailer.


LeAnn said...

Interesting product. I would have to try mixing it with something.

Katie said...

Thanks for the honest review - I have always been hesitant to try anything with Omega 3 because I am afraid of the taste. But seeing how you were able to sneak it by your kids, maybe I could sneak it by myself!

Unknown said...

I have tried SO many of these and cant find a single one that I can actually Swallow easily yet; due not just to the taste but the AFTERTASTE! I know how important it is though and have to tough it out. What's good for you USually is like this;)
I had no idea it was like this in Canada getting something approved. I take things WAY for granted, but I guess there is the protective factor and might be a good thing?

sandysheart said...

I just purchased a small bottle of this product today. Wow! Is it expensive. I've taken a variety of fish oils from gel tab formula to cold oils. Many taste horrible as most of you know. I've always mixed them with orange juice for my son to take and for myself I'm able to toss it down if I bypass my frontal taste buds.

What I did notice about this product was there was no after taste, as long as I passed the front taste buds. I've always gotten an after taste from other products. This is actually do-able if I'm in a rush, and don't want to take time to mix in with O.J.

So far I am very happy with the product. I can't wait to have my son try it, to get his opinion. He's 10 years old, and bit more amicable to trying vitamins.

Oh and if you do pour over pasta, the temperature can't be too high, as high heat destroys the good properties of the oil, which is why I stopped taking the gel tabs. The best way to hide the oil taste is in a juice, smoothy, or fruit flavored yogurt/drink. Avoid heating the oil if possible.

Best of luck to you all!