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My son was finding it hard to concentrate in school and was struggling with his reading etc. At home he was- lets put it nicely- wild. Seeing an advert for Eye Q and it's fantastic claims seemed to be the answer to my prayers, anyway I looked into it more and thought it was worth ago. It wasn't cheap but if it worked it would be worth it.
Retailing at around £10 for a 200ml bottle in liquid form and about £20 for 180 capsules sounds like alot for your money but according to the directions you should take 6 capsules aday or 3 tea spoonfuls of the liquid aday for the first 12 weeks then 2 aday thereafter. I bought mine from Boots and see at the moment there's a 3 for 2 on.
Eye Q contains 'Specific omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids' which are apparently needed for brain and eye function. The claims are that feeding this 'brain food' to children would vastly improve their eye and brain power thus aiding reading and behaviour etc. There are loads of reviews online saying this is the case.
Absolutely revolting to take- my son gagged his way through a bottle of it, fair do's he persevered. It was a thick slimy consistency that tasted horrid and repeated on him with a horrible fishy aftertaste. After the bottle was finished I decided to try the capsules I think they were supposed to be strawberry. These were more bearable but chewing them wasn't pleasant, on biting open the rubbery capsule liquid would burst in his mouth, and 6 times aday was a chore.
I'm not sure they worked much- there wasn't a vast improvement in his school work although his concentration improved slightly but I think this may have psychological on his part as he wanted them to work. He took the specified amount- for the first few weeks he had the liquid form then changed to the capsules. After several months there wasn't a marked improvement on any level therefore we gave up on them.
I was disappointed that they didn't really help with his reading as the hype surrounding them was huge.
I wouldn't buy these particular ones again but would be tempted by another type/ brand.
Two of my sons have special needs. They are both boys one is 12 years and the other is 10 years. As yet I still haven't got a proper diagnosis for either of them, which can be quite frustrating. They are very loving boys and i'm proud to be their mother, but one thing they both lack in is their conscentration, they have both got short attention spans, they also have co-ordination problems which can cause difficulties for them throughout their lives.
A few months ago on a visit to see the local peditrician, it was suggested that both boys were to be tried with some Eye Q fish oil capsules.
I asked the peditrician what the benefits of taking these was, I was told that these capsules help with the functioning of the brain, eyes, concentration and co-ordination.
These capsules can be taken from the age of 5 and upwards. For any child under the age of 5 it is recommended that liquid formula should be given. They can be very expensive and range from liquid formula's to caspules.Depending on the quantity depends on the price you pay. They can be given on perscription too from your doctor. They can be bought from any chemist, Boots, LLoyds etc .
The recommended dose that I was given to start my children on was 3 capsules twice daily for 3 months and then 1 capsule twice a day there after, the reason for a large dosage when starting, was so that they would store in the body quicker, and hopefully make a difference sooner than later.
Equazen Eye Q capsules naturally contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils.
Fish Oil (omega-3) 800mg
Elcosapentaenoic Acid(EPA) 86mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 58mg
Evening primrose Oil(omega-6) 200mg
Gamma Linolenic Acid 20mg
Natural Vitamin E 3.6mg
It is important to take the amount suggested on the bottle or whatever has been perscribed by your G.P, never take more than required.
Keep these in a dry place and out of reach of the children.
These capsules should not be used as a subsitute for a varied diet.
Since my boys have been on these capsules I have noticed a slight improvement, they are not dangerous in anyway, only if misused.
I would highly recommend these capsules.
Equazen Eye Q.
I have used this product for my daughter on and off over the years.
First, let me [point out that my daughter used to take 3 spoonfuls of it every morning straight off the spoon and we are not talking tea spoons...hat off to her.
I rate this product highly. Before my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD i tried this product for several years on her and after about 6 weeks yes i definitely did notice an improvement in her concentration.
I went for the liquid rather than the tablet as my daughter was around 3 when i first started using it. I first started by spreading it on top of toast, then one day tried it on her straight off the spoon, and was surprised when she was more that happy to take it that way.
It is quite thick (like a baby oil substance) and it comes in 2 flavours natural and lemon, i started with the original but it does leave a smell on the breath so i changed to citrus flavour. It does take roughly 6 weeks for it to start working and it does cost around £10 a bottle, but places like boots do often have 3 for 2 promotions on this product but still at £10 i found it well worth the money.
Pre-school noticed the difference and i definitely noticed a change in behaviour at home.
My daughter has since been diagnosed with ADHD and been put on medication to treat it but we do go back to EYE Q on top of her medication from time to time.
It's good to take breaks from Eye Q just because you can get used to it.
it consists of omega 5 oils, which are fish oil, great for the brain, this product definitely wont do any harm.
I do recommend it, i have found it useful and a god send over the years.
The price is worth it, and so is the perseverance.
Also available in capsule form.
Nothing to lose by trying it.
Equazen eye q chews
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of media coverage regarding the benefits of omega 3 fish oils. Study after study proves that a diet rich in these essential fatty oils can help keep our brains and hearts healthy. Of particular interest to me is its effect on children where those with a high intake of omega 3 have shown dramatic improvements in their concentration levels as well as apparently making them 'brainier'.
A few years ago I decided there must be something in this and started buying different types of supplements containing Omega 3. I've been using the Equazen liquid but for a change thought I'd try out these chews.
They're suitable for adults and children from the age of three. If you're wanting to supplement your baby with omega 3, they also make an eye q baby. Omega 3 is found in naturally oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel. However, my kids don't seem to like any oily fish, how strange, so taking supplements seems to be the next best choice.
The chews come in a handy plastic bottle with a flip top lid. It's not child proof, so if your kids take a liking to them, make sure they're kept out of reach. They are packaged in bottles containing either 60 or 180 capsules.
They're flavoured strawberry, which I thought sounded like a tasty way to obtain fish oils. A good omega 3 supplement should contain EPA and DHA. Those with a higher level of EPA are supposedly more beneficial for helping brain functioning. These chews do contain a higher level of the EPA fatty acid compared with other brands that I've checked. They also contain omega 6.
As their name suggests, you chew these rather than swallow them whole. They're covered with a red, partially translucent, soft and chewy shell which is made from glycerol, gelatine, xylitol (a safe sweetener), strawberry flavour, powdered cellulose, and carmine to colour give it its colour. The liquid inside is clear.
The instructions recommend that when you begin taking these chews for the first time, you should chew 6 capsules per day. This is to help build up a store of the fatty acid in your body. After 12 weeks, you drop the amount down to 2 chews per day. I have to take them at their word on this point and not assume they're just trying to make me finish the bottle quickly so I have to buy another one!
So, what are they like? Once you pop one into your mouth, your taste buds sense the strawberry taste, which is quite nice, a bit like strawberry jelly. Once you chew or bite, the shell bursts and releases the liquid contents. This doesn't affect the taste and the flavour remains the same. I'm not sure whether the liquid is flavoured strawberry too, or whether it's just the outer coating that provides the flavour. Either way, it's quite a pleasant taste. Once you've swallowed the liquid, you're left with the empty capsule in your mouth. This is a bit like chewing on a wine gum, not unpleasant and it dissolves after a few chews.
My kids like these, particularly because the outer coating is easy to eat. I've purchased other brands of omega 3 capsules where the outer coating remains in their mouths like a piece of plastic and they refuse to eat them.
I'll probably keep buying these but they are expensive when compared with other brands. However, I prefer the ingredients in the eye q range. I also like the fact that they stress fatty oils are naturally-sourced.
~~~How much Omega 3 Do We Need?~~~
According to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Toxicity, we should aim to consume at least 450mg of omega 3 per day or 3,000mg per week. This equates to about 2 portions of oily fish a week.
~~~ Availability and Price ~~~
You can find these in branches of Boots and Superdrug but recently the major supermarkets have been stocking them.
They are usually priced at around £8.99 for 60 or £22.99 for 180. This seems like a lot but if you or your kids don't like eating fish, this is a really useful and tasty way of obtaining your omega 3's. A bottle of 60 should last for one month based on 2 capsules per day. Boots often include these as part of a three for two deal which is how I buy my eye q's.
Per 2 capsules:
Fish Oil (Omega 3): EPA 186mg, DHA 58mg, Evening Primrose oil (omega 6) 200mg, Gamma Linolenic acid 20mg, Natural vitamin E 3.6mg.
Filling: Hi-EPA fish oil, Evening primprose oil, strawberry flavour, natural vitamin E (as D-Alpha tocopherol, from IP-soy); Capsule shell (glycerol, gelatine, purified water, xylitol, strawberry flavour, powdered cellulose, colour: carmine).
For lots more information on Equazen and the other products in their range, you can find out here: http://www.equazen.co.uk
Re: Eye Q Liquid
Don't waste your money !!!
£10 for something sitting in my fridge that will be heading for the bin.
The website claims that it "should find favour with the most discerning of young palates. "
Oh No it doesn't !!!
My 11 year old didn't like it, neither did my 6 year old. As an adult I didn't think it very nice either. Like drinking veg oil, similar in taste too.
Wanted to try the chews, but wouldn't risk another of their products after that.
Tried the Haliborange chewable capsules instead, and both kids are happy to take them, with no complaints about the texture or taste.
I am trying the EQUAZEN EYE Q STRAWBERRY CHEWS.
I wanted to pass on some basic information to you about the taste and texture of them.
I won't include any info on the product or potential benefits etc as I will just be duplicating other testimonials and manufacturer literature that is easily available.
I bought them for my family in the "chews" form imagining them to be like a pastille. Yes, I could see that they were capsule shaped, but without any other literature I imagined a thicker liquid in the middle and a softer "chewier" outer.
The reality is you pop it in your mouth, bite down on the capsule, it bursts with a oily gush and off goes the flavour down your throat. You're then left with an empty gelatin casing that is slimy and very chewy!
It's great that they have not added a raft of artificial flavours etc, but I don't think they have the balance anywhere near right.
The flavour is plain weird too.
I think I might return to "Potter's Malt Extract with Cod Liver Oil and Honey", very tasty.
I hope this helps you form your buying decision.
my son suffers from ASD atustic spectrum disorder, when he started pre school nursery his behaviour was quite bad and he was very hyper, i tried to give him the equazen eye q liquid but it seemed not matter what i mixed it with my son would not take it, i then discovered eye q smooth(a milky type liquid) as my son loves milk this was ideal, he has since started mainstream school and is really progressing, his concentration is wonderful, he can sit to do an activty at school, is learning his numbers and his behaviour is very managable,
My eldest son was diagnosed with dyspraxia in 1998 when he was 5 years old. Dyspraxia used to be known as clumsy child syndrome, but doesn't just mean that a child or adult who suffers from this condition is purely accident prone.
Dyspraxia affects other areas of development, for example my son has Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia, by the time he was 5 years old, he could only say 20 intelligible words. However, with brilliant speech therapists and lots of hours spent encouraging him to develop normal speech and range of movement, he has grown into a lovely lad who plays cricket at county level and football and rugby too.
Like many other conditions where messages from the brain to various parts of the body get confused, which is the cause of dyspraxia, dyslexia etc, there is no medical cure.
However, Equazen Eye Q has been the biggest single positive influence on my child and his condition. When he started hitting puberty, so the behaviour problems that can be associated with Dyspraxia kicked in. Big time! We were in a situation where every day there was nearly a physical fight between us, no, I don't beat up my son. Readers of my anti bullying review will know that. His concentration at school was also affected, with teachers noticing a drop in his levels of achievement.
I'd read about the whole "fish oil thing" and been quite impressed by the idea that taking a simple supplement could possibly make a difference to my child. Especially as my children don't really eat fish much. After some further research on the internet, I visited Equazen's website: www.equazen.com
They offer Eye Q in a capsule form, liquids are available too. With the capsules, you need to start taking 6 per day, which is 2 taken 3 times a day with food for the first 12 weeks. The disadvantage of this is the cost, 180 capsules costs £21.99 at Boots.com or 6 pots for the price of 5 direct from Equazen. For the first 12 weeks, you are looking at a financial committment of £65.97 for those first 12 weeks.
I usually spend about £5 each weekend on a bottle of red wine, so decided to sacrifice that and buy the capsules. Worth the sacrifice, even if my stress levels were raised due to the lack of alcohol!
After the intial 12 weeks, the maintenance dose of Eye Q is 2 capsules with food once a day, so a 180 capsule pot costing £21.99 would last 3 months.
What are the capsules then? A large proportion of the brain is made up of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Most Western diets are not rich in these, and Eye Q offers a way of supplementing the diet with it's marine fish oil and virgin evening primrose oil formula.
Within 2 weeks of starting this supplement, my son was able to concentrate in school with a marked improvement noticed by his teachers across the curriculum. Within 3-4 weeks, there was barely a temper tantrum or physical outburts from him. While I can't say that the capsules have had much effect on the physical side of the dyspraxia, it has certainly made a huge difference to our family life because I have a happy and healthy child. The problems concentrating at school and behaviour problems at home were causing the most distress, and I can say hand on heart that Eye Q has more or less eliminated the problems for him.
If you visit durhamtrial.org you can see the results of schools that took part in a trial of these capsules and the results that they saw in not only special needs kids but others too. Amazing!
The Dyspraxia Foundation offers support to parents and you n people with dyspraxia and may be worth looking into if your child is affected by this. Other people who may benefit from taking Eye Q are sufferers of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyyperactivity Disorder), Dyslexia and some children with Autistic Spectrum disorder.
Anyone could benefit from the help this product gives for eye and brain function in general, but it is probably a good idea to consult your GP or pharmacist for specific advice.
Eye q and eye q baby offer a combination of the specific omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids required for optimal brain and eye function and early brain development / The formulations are delivered in the form of high grade natural oils.