Platinum Omega Pure Brain
Omega Pure Brain: a supplement with your child in mind
Omega Pure Brain is specially formulated for children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Its concentrated omega-3 fish oils contain high levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a long chain fatty acid that plays a key role in brain development.
The brain is largely made up of oils, and grows almost exclusively during the early years of life. At birth, the brain is 25% of adult size, states The Merck Manual, By age 1, the brain has completed half its postnatal growth and is 75% of adult size. By age 3, it reaches 80% of adult size, and by age 7, it is 90%."
Omega Pure Brain taken during pregnancy and childhood:
1) Supports healthy visual and brain development
2) Improves the odds of higher I.Q.
3) Helps and/or prevents:
a. Inattention (ADD)
d. Motor Skills
4) Helps prevent premature child birth and post-partum depression
* See Scientific Support for more information.
Omega Pure Brain exceeds all Regulatory Standards for Purity
Platinum Naturals starts with fresh, small fish caught wild from ocean waters. Every batch of Omega Pure fish oil undergoes a proprietary detoxification process, which includes clay filtration, to remove fish odour and heavy metals, and a chemical-free distillation process to remove any remaining contaminants. The end result is high quality fish oil that exceeds all stringent product standards, including:
California's Prop. 65
The Council for Responsible Nutrition's (CRN) Omega-3 monograph
The Norwegian Medicinal and European Pharmacopoeia Standards for purity and freshness.
There are a number of simple ways to incorporate Omega Pure Brain into your diet:
1. Start early. Children that grow up on fish oil will take it directly from a spoon
2. Mix it into cereal that is room temperature or lower
3. Pour it over pancakes
4. Mix it into salad dressing
5. Blend it in juice
Caution: Refrigerate after opening. Do not heat oil or shake the bottle. Shaking may cause hydrogenation. If your refrigerator is too cold, some of the natural fats may harden. To liquefy, simply run warm (not hot) water over the bottle. Use the bottle in its entirety within one month of opening to prevent oxidation.
1) Essential fatty acids in visual and brain development.
Uauy R, Hoffman DR, Peirano P, Birch DG, Birch EE. Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. Lipids. 2001 Sep;36(9):885-95 firstname.lastname@example.org
Researchers found that light sensitivity of retinal rod photoreceptors is significantly reduced in newborns with n-3 fatty acid deficiency, and that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) significantly enhances visual acuity maturation and cognitive functions. DHA is a conditionally essential nutrient for adequate neurodevelopment in humans. Comprehensive clinical studies have shown that dietary supplementation with marine oil or single-cell oil sources of LC-PUFA results in increased blood levels of DHA and arachidonic acid (ADA), as well as an associated improvement in visual function.
2) Maternal supplementation with very-long-chain n-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and lactation augments children`s IQ at 4 years of age.
Helland IB, Smith L, Saarem K, Saugstad OD, Drevon CA. Institute for Nutrition Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Peter Moller, avd Orkla, ASA, Oslo, Norway. email@example.com
The mental processing scores of children at 4 years of age correlated significantly with maternal intake of DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) during pregnancy. Seventy-six infants of mothers given either cod liver oil or corn oil during pregnancy (41 received cod liver oil containing 1183 mg/10 mL DHA, 803 mg/10 mL EPA, and a total of 2494 mg/10 mL summation operator n-3 PUFAs; 35 received corn oil containing 4747 mg/10 mL linoleic acid (18:2 n-6) and 92 mg/10 mL alpha-linolenic acid (18:3 n-3)). All of the children were breastfed at 3 months of age. Children born to mothers who had taken cod liver oil during pregnancy and lactation scored higher on the Mental Processing Composite of the K-ABC at 4 years of age as compared with children whose mothers had taken corn oil. The Mental Processing Composite score correlated significantly with head circumference at birth (r = 0.23), but no relation was found with birth weight or gestational length. The children`s mental processing scores at 4 years of age correlated significantly with maternal intake of DHA and EPA during pregnancy. In a multiple regression model, maternal intake of DHA during pregnancy was the only variable of statistical significance for the children`s mental processing scores at 4 years of age.
3) Children with inattention, hyperactivity, and other disruptive behaviors.
Stevens L, Zhang W, Peck L, Kuczek T, Grevstad N, Mahon A, Zentall SS, Arnold LE, Burgess JR. Department of Foods & Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA.
PUFA supplementation led to a greater number of participants showing improvement in oppositional defiant behavior from a clinical to a non-clinical range compared with olive oil supplementation (8 out of 12 vs. 3 out of 11). Also, significant correlations were observed when comparing the magnitude of change between increasing proportions of EPA in the RBC and decreasing disruptive behavior as assessed by the Abbreviated Symptom Questionnaire for parents and for EPA and DHA in the RBC and the teachers` Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale for Attention.
4) Dark adaptation, motor skills, docosahexaenoic acid, and dyslexia.
Stordy BJ. School of Biological Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. Jackie@sjnc.freeserve.co.uk
In the preliminary studies reported here, dark adaptation was shown to be impaired in 10 dyslexic young adults when compared with a similar control group; dark adaptation improved in 5 dyslexia patients after supplementation with a docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich fish oil for 1 month; and movement skills in a group of 15 dyspraxic children improved after 4 months of supplementation with a mixture of high-DHA fish oil, evening primrose oil, and thyme oil.
5) A Randomized Trial of Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy
Smuts CM, Huang M, Mundy D, Plasse T, Major S, Carlson SE. Obstet Gynecol. 2003;101:469-479
Eighty-three percent of subjects completed the study (291 of 350 enrolled). No subject was discontinued for an adverse event. After controlling for important predefined risk factors and confounding variables, gestation increased by 6.0 Â± 2.3 days in the higher docosahexaenoic acid group.
6) Docosahexaenoic acid and post-partum depression - is there a link?
Makrides M, Crowther CA, Gibson RA, Gibson RS, Skeaff CM. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2003;12. Suppl:S37. Child Health Research Institute, North Adelaide,SA 5006.
A cohort of 380 women completed an Edinburgh Post-partum Depression Scale (EPDS) and had their iron, zinc and DHA status assessed. Perinatal and social characteristics were collected at the time of birth. Women were classified with symptoms of depression if they has a score of 12 or above on the EPDS. Logistic regression analysis indicated that a 1% increase in plasma DHA was associated with a 59% reduction in reporting of depressive symptoms, while an increase in the length of hospital stay (at the time of birth) by 1 day was associated with a 19% increase in depressive symptoms. These associations need to be interpreted with caution because plasma DHA was positively influenced by maternal education and negatively influenced by maternal smoking.
7) DHA Fatty Acids May Reduce Postpartum Depression---ACS Abstract: AGFD 28 (495307). April 8, 2002. Reviewed by Gary D. Vogin, MD
A 1998 study by Joseph Hibbeln of the National Institutes of Health found a significant inverse correlation between DHA intake and incidence of clinical depression, and a more recent study by Hibbeln found the same relationship between DHA levels in breast milk and incidence of postpartum depression. During pregnancy, the placenta pumps DHA from the expectant mother to the fetus, increasing the mother`s susceptibility to depression. Maternal diet influences the level of DHA in breast milk. According to David J. Kyle, PhD, from the Mother and Child Foundation and Advanced BioNutrition Corp. in Columbia, Maryland, the DHA content of mother`s milk in the United States is among the lowest in the world, averaging a daily dietary intake of about 40-50 mg, compared with 200 mg in European women, and about 600 mg in Japanese women. A study by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas found that DHA supplements of 200 mg daily double the DHA content of nursing mothers` milk relative to those who received placebo. "The toddlers who received extra DHA from nursing performed significantly better [on standard neurological motor function tests] than those toddlers nursed from by mothers receiving the placebo.
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