More people than ever before are choosing to follow a meat-free diet, whether that is as a vegan or a vegetarian. In addition, there is also a wider range of nutritional supplements aimed at non-meat eaters than ever before. But do vegans and vegetarians actually need to take supplements?
We know that children’s supplements can be a vital addition to your child’s diet to meet their nutritional needs. But we also know that getting your child to take a supplement can be a challenge!
We launched our first product, Omega‑3, back in 2010 and it seems like yesterday! When we look at the pins on our world map to see just how much of the globe has been reached by Omega‑3 and our other products, it blows our mind!
As parents, we want what is best for our children. We recognise our responsibility in caring for our children and providing the best start we can for them. A part of that role includes teaching our children everything from a basic moral code to how the world works, to prepare them for adulthood. Educating our children includes teaching them habits about nutrition and diet.
The term ‘Omega‑3’ might sound like it belongs in sci-fi movie, but Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The term Omega‑3 describes the structure (for those interested, its due to the presence of a double bond three atoms away from the terminal methyl group. OK, I’ll get back to the lab!). Omega-3s are essential for our health.
A varied, nutritionally balanced diet is essential for our overall health, both as children and adults. There is lots of guidance on children’s nutrition across the internet. The Food Standards Agency’s EatWell Plate is a good visual reminder of how your child’s daily diet should look, over 5 years old, with the right nutrients.
Omega‑3 is Vegetology’s Omega‑3 supplement,a plant-based alternative source of Omega‑3 DHA and EPA. It’s easy to see why this supplement is a great choice if you follow a plant-based vegan or vegetarian diet, but Opti3 is actually a great choice for everyone! We caught up with Chris Smith, co-founder of Vegetology, scientist and self-confessed science geek to find out why this is the case.
Smart phones, time management apps, online shopping, a connected world where you can find a restaurant or take away at the touch of a button… we live in an age of convenience. It is easier than ever before to get information or book tickets, dinner and activities. But the downside of this super-paced lifestyle is that it can feel like we are being stripped of our energy.