There is a lot of hype around getting enough Omega 3 fatty acids. They are especially important for kids but the problem is that they are either extremely expensive or disgusting. Generally it comes from fish oil so the pills combine a high slime factor with fishiness- not usually a winning combo. I once tried to buy the actual oil but it was so gross that there was nothing that could mask the repulsiveness. There are Omega 3 chocolate bears which are yummy but ridiculously over priced and I am pretty sure (if I remember correctly) that kids need at least 3 per day to get a full dose. I happened to be in a drug store (superpharm) when a mother asked for the Trio-Guard brand for her kids and said they loved them, so I bought them to check them out.Each pill is a gelatin capsule filled with oil. The capsules are bubble gum flavored and chewy so it kind of masks the oozy oiliness (score!) Each kid gets two every morning and I leave them on the counter and snack on them through the day.
While I don’t have a problem with the regular pills for myself, I do have a problem with getting around to taking them. Now, since they are out I just chew them like gum. While they are made for children, it just means that an adult needs to take more. I have found that the best price is usually found through the pharmacy at the kupat cholim (health insurance provider).I’d love to hear your comments if you have recommendations of your own as I am always looking for new things to try and as always, you can find me on twitter @sarahnadav