Genestra DHA Pediaburst 180 Chewable Softgels
Genestra DHA Pediaburst- 180 chewable softgels
• Bursting with flavor with high ratio of DHA • 260 mg DHA per day • Naturally sweetened orange flavor with clean taste • Natural EPA and DHA enrichment • NEO-3™ enzymatic process mimics the natural digestive system • Efficacy, stability & superb palatability • Natural enrichment process delivers cleaner taste • Includes natural mixed tocopherols for enhanced stability • Independently tested & certified • Meet or exceed Health Canada and FDA regulations • Ensure content claims, meet or exceed label specifications • Environmentally Sustainable • Regulated fishery partners and waste reduction methods maximizes the full use of harvested fish
DHA Pediaburst is a unique and highly concentrated DHA blend fish oil from tuna to specifically help support the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age (1). DHA Pediaburst also provides 60 mg of EPA per day and is with natural orange flavour with no fishy aftertaste. Source of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA for the maintenance of good health (1). Pharmax and GENESTRA BRANDS™ are Omega-3 science leaders, incorporating cutting edge NEO-3™natural EPA and DHA enrichment process for demonstrated efficacy, stability and superb palatability. We utilize independent testing and certified for quality, purity and label claims along with a commitment to environmental sustainability.
References: 1 NHPD Monograph on Fish Oil. March 2009.
Additional product info: EPA and DHA are crucial to brain development and normal brain functioning. The n-6 and n-3 series of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) have an important role during gestation, lactation and infancy since they are constituents of cell membrane phospholipids and precursors of eicosanoids. LC-PUFA are biosynthesised from essential fatty acids (EFA) (linoleic acid, LA, 18: 2n-6, and linolenic acid, LNA, 18:3 n-3) by successive desaturation and elongation steps in the intestine, liver and brain. Both, arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4 n-6) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3), are found in neural structures and particularly DHA is a component of neurone membranes and external segments of photoreceptors in the retina (2). As such, fish oil supplementation rich in DHA such as tuna oil supports the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of ageand helps support cognitive health and brain function (3).
DHA is particularly important to brain functioning due to its influence on neural membrane properties, which modulate cell signalling. DHA concentration in the brain decreases with age in humans and this has been postulated to be consequential to the age-related deterioration in central nervous system functions (4). Ninety days of DHA supplementation in the form of tuna oil(1,000 mg providing 252 mg DHA and 60 mg EPA) was found to significantly raise both plasma DHA and total ?-3 plasma, as well as significantly lower total ?-6 levels in participants aged 45-77 years. Moreover, for participants with corrected vision, the group receiving DHA (1,000 mg providing 252 mg DHA and 60 mg EPA)were found to have significantly better right eye visual acuity post-treatment in comparison with the placebo group (5).
References: 2 Gil A, Ramirez M, Gil M.Role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant nutrition.Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003 Sep;57 Suppl 1:S31-4. Page S31, Introduction; 3 NHPD Monograph on Fish Oil. March 2009. 4 Danthiir V, Burns NR, Nettelbeck T, Wilson C, Wittert G. The Older People, Omega-3, and Cognitive Health (EPOCH) trial design and methodology: A randomised, double-blind, controlled trial investigating the effect of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids on cognitive ageing and wellbeing in cognitively healthy older adults. Nutr J. 2011 Oct 20;10(1):117. Page 2, Background, 2nd paragraph 5 Stough C, Downey L, Silber B, Lloyd J, Kure C, Wesnes K, Camfield D. The effects of 90-day supplementation with the Omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on cognitive function and visual acuity in a healthy aging population. Neurobiol Aging. 2011 Apr 30. Abstract; Page 2, 1st paragraph on right side
Other ingredients: Bovine gelatin, glycerin, natural orange flavor, purified water, potato starch (non-GMO), sunflower lecithin, annatto extract