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Nutrilite Brainium DHA Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Formula | Pros & Cons | Warnings | Cost | Directions | Verdict

Nutrilite Brainium DHA is a dietary supplement specifically designed for children to promote increased focus, concentration, and learning skills.

According to the manufacturer, Amway, the strawberry natural flavored formula is free of artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. It is the first DHA gummy supplement to be released on the market (based on an independent study conducted in 2005).

Amway is one of the world’s largest direct selling companies with a worldwide presence in more than 80 markets. The company’s products are commercialized through an MLM business system.

Amway was founded more than 50 years ago and is headquartered in Ada, Michigan, USA. The company markets various nutrition, wellness and bath, personal care, and house cleaning products. If interested in Amway’s omega 3 formula, check our Nutrilite Omega Complex review.

Nutrilite Brainium DHA is recommended to children. Adults can also take the formula. However, pregnant or nursing women or people who are on medications or have a medical condition should consult a doctor before taking the supplement.

Click on over to our Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega review if you’re looking for an Omega-3 supplement for adults instead.


1) Nutrilite Brainium DHA at a Glance

Nutrilite Brainium DHA is an amino-acid and vitamin-based formula designed for improving learning, concentration, and focus performance in children. Each gummy provides 15% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and 10% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin E.

However, the formula’s core ingredients are the fish oil Omega 3 essential fatty acids DHA and EPA, two highly vital nutrients for healthy growth and development, primarily since they are not produced by the body but have to be taken from food. Notably, the omega-three used in Nutrilite Brainium DHA is extracted from cold-water fish.

Omega-3 fatty acids have been the topic of many research studies. Their benefits on some health concerns or body functions span from diabetes to various forms of cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), heart diseases, or macular degeneration.

DHA is found in high concentrations in the retina and the brain, accounting for up to 97% of the overall Omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the total Omega-3 fats in the retina.

Strong scientific evidence has shown Omega 3 DHA and EPA to be essential to brain development, cognitive function, and neuro-protection and even regulate mood and alleviate depression (although insufficient evidence exists in this regard).

Although rare and usually associated with high dosages, side effects of EPA and DHA include irregular bleeding, indigestion, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, and respiratory problems.


2) What Are Nutrilite Brainium DHA Ingredients?

Nutrilite Brainium DHA formula contains the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium, Omega3 fatty acids: DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and other fatty acids, corn syrup, sucrose, water, pork gelatin, fish oil (bonito), natural lemon flavor with different natural flavors, lactic acid, citric acid, sorbitol, pectin, ascorbic acid, soybean oil, acerola concentrate, D-alpha Tocopherols, carnauba wax, and mixed tocopherols.


3) Does Nutrilite Brainium DHA Work?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of essential acids found mostly in fish. These acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids are needed for proper brain development, especially for children, and can also be useful when dealing with heart conditions, regulating the blood flow, and also depression and even rheumatoid arthritis.

Also, omega-3 fatty acids possess a blood thinning property, thus delivering more oxygen to the brain and the body. The result is that the body cells function better and the enhancement of brain functions.

It is believed that DHA might play a critical role in the growth and development of the central nervous system in children and also in visual functioning.

Most clinical data gathered from tests suggests that DHA might also be useful when dealing with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, heart diseases, infant development, rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual pain, lupus, and Raynaud syndrome.

However, other research has demonstrated that not DHA but EPA might alleviate depression, and maybe this is the case for other convictions.

Several studies concluded that fish oil might be useful in cases of cancer. However, most of these studies have been performed on laboratory animals.

One study demonstrated that women taking regular fish oil have a 32% lower risk of breast cancer. Fish Oil has been proven to be efficient in cardiovascular diseases, mental health, psoriasis, and pregnancy.

Pros & Cons

4) Nutrilite Brainium DHA: Pros and Cons

  • Fruity taste (no characteristic fishy taste);
  • Gummies form – easy to swallow and to be administered to children;
  • No artificial colorings, flavors, preservatives.

5) Nutrilite Brainium DHA Product Warnings

  • No consumer reviews other than a few on the manufacturer’s website;
  • The daily value for DHA and EPA is not established.

6) Nutrilite Brainium DHA Cost

Kids Brainiums DHA can be purchased at an affordable price on the manufacturer’s website or various other online retailers. The product contains 112 gummies and is designed to last for about 1-3 months of use, depending on the daily dosage.

The recommended daily dosage is one gummy per day.


7) Nutrilite Brainium DHA Directions

Children are recommended to take four gummies of Nutrilite Brainium DHA per day, while adults should take eight gummies daily. Reviews are generally available on the manufacturer’s website, where consumers report increased effectiveness.


8) Our Verdict on Nutrilite Brainium DHA

Nutrilite Brainium DHA is a dietary supplement for children to support healthy brain function and assist with learning, focus, and concentration.

The brain supplement is based on essential amino-acids EPA and DHA, which have been tested and demonstrated to positively impact some functions, including the brain.

Unfortunately, the only consumer reviews available are on the manufacturer’s website. We recommend you to treat them with caution, since they may merely represent a marketing tool.

The formula may deliver on its claimed benefits since it includes Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, and Vitamin C and E. However, it is best to consult a healthcare professional before starting use for all dietary supplements.

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Diane S.

I was a bit skeptical at first, since I care a lot about my boy, but after a long struggle whether to use this or not I have made the step and decided to use it. I am proud of making the correct decision as now the little hero got the best results in his second grade, while he had only middle results on his first grade.


I use this product with my daughter and I saw the benefits in few weeks, with the difference from other products this have a great flavor and I saw the change in her skin color, more healthy