We give K3 four capsules of Nordic Naturals DHA Jr. every. single. day. I have been awe struck by the changes I see in her. At Church on Good Friday, she stood patiently in line… not freaking out or jumping all over. She was one of the calmest children there. This is not the child I know!
A couple of days later, we forgot her DHA Jr. and it was painfully obvious. That was a day when K3 couldn’t hear anything we said to her, she couldn’t focus and was all over the place.
Maybe its just a fluke… but Oregon Dad and I both really feel this is helping! K3 is well withing the “normal” range for a nearly six year old. We will not be deviating from the her supplementation or from her diet.
We have increased her calcium supplements to 4 a day (equal to 10 oz of milk) because I recently read that calcium from fortified sources (like rice or soy milk, oj, etc… ) is absorbed at only 75% of cows milk. We definitely want to make sure her little bones are getting enough to stay strong. We have also added a fruit and veggie supplement. The kids only get 1 (1/2 a serving) a day… because they eat a well balanced diet, but we figure a little extra veggies never hurt anyone.
Of course, K2 eats her veggies without a complaint, but she was tossing her fruit and veggie bears out with the trash until we put a stop to it… Go figure!