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Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Review – 8 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Nutrition Facts | Cautions | Price | Directions | Verdict

Oceans Kids DHA Chewables is an Omega-3 based formulation for children, designed to support healthy brain functioning and development, as well as to enhance memory, concentration and learning abilities. While the manufacturer Garden of Life does not specifically list the product’s benefit claims, vast research on Omega-3 and its effects on health manage to point out the main health areas which the formula would benefit.The products offered by Garden of Life address a variety of needs and health conditions. The company is located in Florida, United States. The company operates under the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) regulation set forth by the FDA.

Oceans Kids DHA Chewables contains 100% arctic cod liver oil and is recommended to children over the age of three.


1) Oceans Kids DHA Chewables at a Glance

Oceans Kids DHA Chewables is a blend of Mega-3 and 9 and Vitamin A, D and E.Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in the development of the brain of children, pre and post natal, in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular function, in supporting mobility and joint, and enhancing cognitive function.

Each of the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DHA and ALA play their own unique role in the overall health of the body. DHA for instance is of utmost importance to brain and vision functions, because it is a structural component of both the brain and retina (up to to 93% of the Omega-3 fats in the retina is DHA). EPA appears to be more important to modulating mood and influencing behavior traits. For instance, one study revealed that high levels of EPA produce a significant reduction in depression symptoms in children, as well as of manic eppisodes in children with bipolar disorder.Omega-3 supplementation is able to improve learning skills (as measured by reading, vocabulary acquisition, etc) in children, as several studies seem to indicate. Essential fatty acids deficiencies in children have been associated to ADD, ADHD, autism, emotional problems, impulsivity, anxiety, and sleep problems.

Omega-3 fatty acids may cause the blood to thin; hence precaution is advised in case of children suffering from a blood condition or already under blood thinning medication.

Nutrition Facts

2) Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Nutrition Facts

Oceans Kids DHA Chewables includes the following ingredients: Vitamin A (Naturally occurring), Vitamin D (Naturally occurring), Vitamin E, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), Other Omega-3s, ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid), Omega-9 Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid), highly purified Norwegian cod liver oil (Gadus morhua), gelatin, glycerin, purified water, natural mixed berry flavors, proprietary antioxidant blend (consisting of rosemary leaf extract, natural tocopherols [soy] and sunflower oil), and natural lime flavor.

3) Does Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Work?

Oceans Kids DHA Chewables is a blend of vitamins, Omega-3s and Omega-9s. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DHA and ALA, Oleic Acid (Omega-9 fatty acid) and Vitamins A, D and E. The Omega-3 essential fatty acids DHA, EPA, and ALA, have been the topic of numerous research studies investigating their multiple health benefits, which extend to both adults and children. DHA is of crucial importance for children under two years of age and unborn children because it represents a significant portion of the brain tissue and hence its presence is key to healthy development. DHA helps with healthy vision development and several aspects of cognitive function, such as language and comprehension levels.

EPA becomes more important in the proper development of older children, due to its anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to modulate behavior, mood, and emotion. Children and then adults with low levels of EPA and DHA are exposed to ailments such as ADD, ADHD, depression, autism, childhood diabetes, heart disease, asthma, macular degeneration or atopy.

The manufacturer recommends taking four soft-gels a day. There are testimonials posted online about Oceans Kids DHA Chewables. What is being stated includes:

  • Taste fishy, but my son loves them

  • They lied about the taste

  • I’ve been given this supplement successfully to my son since he was 18 months old

4) Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Benefits & Results

  • The formula is sugar and artificial ingredients free
  • The formula has been tested for and is free of toxins, lead, mercury and PCBs
  • Overall positive consumer review
  • Chewable flavored soft-gels make them convenient for children

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Oceans Kids DHA Chewables

  • Moderate price (roughly $18 for a month’s supply)
  • Certain side effects associated to Omega-3
  • The daily dose provides 250 mg of EPA and DHA, while most specialists recommend 90 mg daily
  • Negative consumer reviews regarding the unpleasant taste of the formula

6) Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Price

The formula’s price is moderate (roughly $18), however, comparable to other products with similar ingredients and benefit claims. The formula comes into bottles of 120 soft-gels, which should last no more than one month. You should know that many retailers offer price discounts. Hence it would be advised that you research the market a little before making a purchase.

The manufacturer does not sell directly to consumers. A complete list of the retailer network is available on the manufacturer’s official website.


7) Oceans Kids DHA Chewables Directions

The manufacturer recommends taking 4 soft-gels of Oceans Kids DHA Chewables every day. Consumer testimonials are generally positive, however some report that the formula’s taste is unpleasant and children refuse to take it on account of the taste.


8) Our Final Take On Oceans Kids DHA Chewables

Oceans Kids DHA Chewables is a formula especially designed to support the growth and development needs of children. The formula particularly offers support to the brain and cognitive function of little ones. The ingredients (Omega-3 EPA, DHA and ALA, Omega-9 OA) are well researched and their benefits are supported by actual scientific evidence. Reviews posted online report the formula works great and is well tolerated by children, with few exceptions from consumers claimimg the taste is unpleasant enough for the formula to be refused by children.

If you’re looking for a B-complex formula for adults, check out our Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex review.

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Garry J. Wilson

This formula does not taste as advertised, I was disappointed to find out. This is the reason why my son refused to take it, he hated the taste. I think that there are better products out there.