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#1 of 6 Old 07-09-2012, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been looking and can't seem to find a DHA supplement for toddlers or kids that is truly vegetarian. The ones that do not have fish oil all have gelatin....

 

I found Spectrum dha in a dropper online but it's not in stock anywhere and not on the spectrum website so they must not make it anymore? Any suggestions? 

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You could probably do a half dose of Algea Omega from Nordic Naturals.


 
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I use this one:  http://store.veganessentials.com/o-mega-zen3-liquid-vegan-dha--epa-supplement-by-nutru-p3587.aspx  I give it to the kids by getting a spoonfull of orange juice and squirting the kid-sized dose into it and having them take it from the spoon.  Too much was wasted when I tried to put it in a full glass of juice or in food, and alas it is not cheap. 

 

Veganessentials also has a lot of other DHA/EPA products on these pages:  http://store.veganessentials.com/o-mega-zen3-liquid-vegan-dha--epa-supplement-by-nutru-p3587.aspx

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Thanks ladies! 

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If you eat eggs, chicken eggs with Omega 3/DHA feed are more bioavailable then the supplements.

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The only eggs I found that I feel ok eating are pasture raised from Vital Farms. I haven't been able to find  pasture raised, certified humane eggs with the omega/dha.....I've seen organic milk with it added but my 1 year old won't drink milk at all. 

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