Omega-3 and Omega-6 fish oils are an important part of a healthy diet for both children & adults alike. Hubby & I love fish and regularly have ‘Fish Friday’ as part of our meals so I’m confident that we get a substantial amount. J on the other hand, the only type of fish he will eat is that of the finger variety, covered in bread crumbs. I know it’s not ideal, but it’s better than nothing! (I do keep trying). Due to this, when I was recently invited to try Equazen eye q chews for children I thought it would be a good opportunity to get more Omega-3 and -6 oils into him.
The eye q chews for age 3+ years are capsules with no additives – the only ingredients are Omega-3 oils, Omega-6 oils, strawberry flavour, and basic ingredients to make the capsule shell chewy. The recommended intake is two chews per day, with food; though if your child is starting them for the first time or after a long break then six chews per day are recommended for the first twelve weeks. The capsules can be swallowed whole or they can be chewed – the strawberry flavour helps to minimise any fishy smell or taste.
The capsules come in a plastic tub with a tamper seal as with most vitamin/oil capsules; the graphic on the tub is eye catching with important information on there as well as on the box. The capsules themselves look just like a sweet, nice & shiny so attractive to young eyes! J did in fact believe that they were sweets. As he thought they were sweets, when I gave him them he of course went for the chewing option. His response when asked if he liked them was “Mmm nice” with a nod – so I think they get his approval. Which is good to know that I can get the Omega-3 and -6 oils into him without him having to eat fish. As part of the review I thought I should also try them – I hate taking tablets or the like as I panic that they’re going to get stuck but they weren’t so bad to go down. I did the chewing test too, as did hubby, and we really weren’t keen – we thought they tasted a bit too fishy, even with the strawberry flavour; they taste a bit like strawberry fish…
I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.