Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Review: Ultimate Omega Junior & Vitamin C Gummies
We have been working through using these review samples of Nordic Naturals Vitamin C Gummies and Ultimate Omega Junior capsules for a while now, plus all the individual samples you can see that they sent me in the bottle picture.
My kids just loved the Nordic Naturals Vitamin C Gummies. What's not too love about them? They are tasty and in the shape of cute little orange slices. Just 2 of these little slices is a serving and contains 250mg of Vitamin C, which is DV 417%. They contain no artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives and are 100% vegetarian (no gelatin!) My complaint is that there is only 60 in a bottle and with 2 kids each having 2 a day, we go through the bottle in 15 days. I like to buy enough for a month supply, so I guess I will have to buy 2 bottle at a time.
The other product we reviewed was the Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Junior, which is a fish oil that contains double the strength fish oil in half the size capsule. Honestly, as an adult I prefer a smaller capsule as well and like the size of the Junior capsule like this, but when I compared the nutritional information on both the larger size in the adult capsule does offer twice as much Omega 3s in the form of EPA, DHA and other Omega-3s (which is the same formula in the Junior Capsules). It does say that they capsules are chewable, but my kids did not like the flavor of them at all, but my 8 year old was fine with this as a swallowable capsule. My (almost) 5 year old hasn't really used many swallowable products before and had a little trouble with it.
I need to but more of the Ultimate Omega to see if it helps again with my daughter's eczema. My daughter had never had eczema outside of the winter season, but she did this summer and it was clearing up nicely when she was taking the Ultimate Omega, a probiotic and using hydrocortisone on the affected area. Her eczema has come back in the same spot on the back of her leg and doesn't look good and we are going to try using the Ultimate Omega again with a probiotic, but this time I am going to try using coconut oil on her eczema to see how that helps. The hydrocortisone no longer seems to be affective and I would rather try something more natural and see how that helps her body.
Product Description from Nordic Naturals
ULTIMATE OMEGA JUNIOR
--Double-strength EPA+DHA formula for increased omega-3 benefits
--High-intensity support for healthy brain, eye, and nervous system function in ages 5+*
--Easy-to-swallow, smaller soft gel
Ultimate Omega® Junior is one of our most popular concentrates and provides double-strength fish oil in an easy-to-swallow soft gel that's half the size of standard soft gels. And its great-tasting, all-natural strawberry flavor even makes it chewable. Just one serving (two soft gels) of Ultimate Omega Junior delivers 640 mg omega-3s, making it an excellent way to give children more omega-3s in fewer soft gels.
As with all Nordic Naturals products, Ultimate Omega Junior is in the triglyceride form for optimal absorption.* Our patented nitrogen processing ensures that Ultimate Omega Junior is absolutely pure and fresh. Fresh fish oils are better for the body, and do not create negative side effects such as repeat or burp-back.
VITAMIN C GUMMIES
-For ages 4+
-250 mg vitamin C per serving
-No artificial coloring, flavoring, or preservatives
-Pectin based and gelatin free
-Supports a healthy immune system*
-Provides antioxidant support*
Vitamin C Gummies offers an essential nutrient that kids need for growth and development. In addition to supporting many of the body's physiological functions, vitamin C helps optimize immunity and provides antioxidant protection.* These delicious, sour, tangerine-flavored gummy slices are suitable for children ages 4+. Grown-ups love them, too!
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