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Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana 90 ea

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Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great if you don't chew it

    My daughter is very sensitive to scents and flavors. I was afraid to buy her anything with fish oil because I am certain she will complain whether or not it is supposed to have...Read complete review

    My daughter is very sensitive to scents and flavors. I was afraid to buy her anything with fish oil because I am certain she will complain whether or not it is supposed to have a fishy flavor. These were rather expensive but I thought it was worth the expense if she would take them. She cried and gagged and complained until she finally learned to swallow them. The gel itself has a strawberry banana flavor but the oil is regular flax oil and has a strong flavor. I tried to squeeze the oil out and had a little success, but really these are best for kids who can swallow them. The flavor of the gel is helpful when swallowing pills is something that still takes a lot of effort.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Awful - Just buy Flax oil and save money

    I bought this product as a Post - Gastric Bypass patient, looking for a more pleasant experience than flax seed oil by the regular "out of the bottle" method. I...Read complete review

    I bought this product as a Post - Gastric Bypass patient, looking for a more pleasant experience than flax seed oil by the regular "out of the bottle" method. I THOUGHT this was a flavored something kids would like. NOT !!! it was just a small (as in mega tiny) soft gel, that when I bit into it Finally exploded with ... FLAX OIL -- NO altered taste, nothing good about it. I could have gotten Many many more oz. of flaxseed oil without all this soft gels that do nothing. Think of this as just a small soft gel of flax seed, nothing more. DON"T BUY IT !!

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    5.0

    Kids like them!

    By Colva

    from Virginia

    Pros

    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Must Store In Fridge
    • Must Store In Refrigera

    Best Uses

      Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

      My 6- and 8-year-olds love these "fish eggs"--the "pop," the ooze of interior. They like sushi, too. As a vegetarian adult, I do not like the taste, but I have my own DHA. I also appreciate the source of these supplements.

       
      1.0

      Uck!

      By Meg S.

      from Bethel Park, PA

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Taste

        Best Uses

          Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

          I bought these for my kids because we ran out of the gummy DHA vitamins I had. When I first opened the bottle, I found gel pills of the sort that adults would swallow. I was shocked given that these are for kids. I read the bottle again and saw that they were meant to be chewed. My kids and I tried them and we all had the same reaction: "UCK!" -- you bite into it and squirts oil in your mouth and then you chew the very gummy gel coating and it's just, in a word, gross. I find it impossible to believe that these were truly meant to be chewed.

          Also, the pills must be refrigerated after opening. I found that a bit odd. I won't be buying these again.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Picky kid loves it!

          By Ski Mom

          from Harrisburg, PA

          describe yourself Health Conscious

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

            I've tried various gummy omega supplements and my daughter would spit them out but she loves these! I find they taste pretty gross but she eats them. Maybe its the flavor or maybe the way the soft gets "pop" in your mouth-either way she gets excited every day for them.

             
            4.0

            very picky eater LOVES these

            By VegMom

            from Portland, OR

            describe yourself Health Conscious

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Tastes Fine

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

              My very picky 2 year old loves these! So much in fact that we sometimes bribe her with them to finish dinner. She loves these balls. We tried others - gummies and the (very horrible) Spectrum no-fish DHA oil to name a few - only these work for our picky little one. Just wish they didn't have gelatin (otherwise would be 4 stars)... Good luck!

               
              5.0

              Finally, a vegetarian DHA for kids!!

              By Michelle

              from Kingston, NY

              describe yourself Health Conscious, Regular User

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Taste
              • Simple To Take

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

                I can't stand it when people say, "you can only get DHA from fish." Because duh... where do the fish get it from? Microalgae. Go right to the source.

                Personally, I wouldn't take these in a million years. They stink like fish! I can sometimes even smell it on my daughter after she takes them. But who cares, because the important thing is that SHE TAKES THEM. She likes them.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great if you don't chew it

                By Tamara

                from Grovetown, GA

                describe yourself Parent of 5yr old

                Pros

                • Easy for child to swallow
                • Soft gel tastes ok

                Cons

                • Tastes awful if chewed

                Best Uses

                • Kids learning to swallow

                Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

                My daughter is very sensitive to scents and flavors. I was afraid to buy her anything with fish oil because I am certain she will complain whether or not it is supposed to have a fishy flavor. These were rather expensive but I thought it was worth the expense if she would take them. She cried and gagged and complained until she finally learned to swallow them. The gel itself has a strawberry banana flavor but the oil is regular flax oil and has a strong flavor. I tried to squeeze the oil out and had a little success, but really these are best for kids who can swallow them. The flavor of the gel is helpful when swallowing pills is something that still takes a lot of effort.

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By Garden girl

                from Phoenix, AZ

                describe yourself Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Regular User

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Taste

                Cons

                • Not applicable

                Best Uses

                • Children
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

                My son is a lacto-vegetarian, primarily although he will eat eggs too. However, he does not like vegetables or flax so this is a great way to get him the essential fatty acids that he needs.

                 
                1.0

                Awful - Just buy Flax oil and save money

                By gael999

                from columbus GA

                describe yourself First Time User

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • NOTHING

                Cons

                • Nasty Taste

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

                  I bought this product as a Post - Gastric Bypass patient, looking for a more pleasant experience than flax seed oil by the regular "out of the bottle" method. I THOUGHT this was a flavored something kids would like. NOT !!! it was just a small (as in mega tiny) soft gel, that when I bit into it Finally exploded with ... FLAX OIL -- NO altered taste, nothing good about it. I could have gotten Many many more oz. of flaxseed oil without all this soft gels that do nothing. Think of this as just a small soft gel of flax seed, nothing more. DON"T BUY IT !!

                   
                  5.0

                  No fish Omega 3 we love it!

                  By Sandra

                  from Illinois

                  describe yourself Health Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

                    I have one picky eater and 3 not so picky eaters, when I saw this I had to try it. No fish taste DHA great. The two oldest kids take it just like a pill, the youngest will chew it without enjoyment. They are not sure what to think of it. They do chew one and thats enough for them. I'm just happy to get a little clean DHA in their bodies. A great supplement if you have kids that will only eat certain foods. I've also broken open the softgels and put them in food.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Kids were not a fan.

                    By Momofboys

                    from Northern NJ

                    describe yourself First Time User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                    • "yukky taste"

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Spectrum Essentials Children's DHA, Chewable, Strawberry Banana, 90 ea:

                    Both boys spit it right out and said it tasted gross. The older son is verypicky but the younger guy is usually pretty adventurous and even HE didnt liike it. Sorry!

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