Science of Scott’s

Scott’s can help your child become STRONGER, BRIGHTER and HEALTHIER.

Learn about the nutrients in our products

Scott’s products provide a range of benefits for your child.
Click on the tabs below to find out which product is best for each nutrient.

Why is DHA important?

DHA is an important polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acid that helps children's brains develop and function – this is important, because 90% of your child's brain development happens by age 6.

DHA occurs naturally in oily cold-water fish like mackerel and salmon. You can also find small amounts of it in chicken, eggs and some kid's milk. However, Vitamins A, D and Omega-3 fatty acids are fat-soluble molecules that require emulsification in order to be properly digested.

Scott's is pre-emulsified which increases water-solubility and exposure to lipase, enhancing the rate of absorption of the fish oil supplement.

Emulsification enhances absorption

Scott's Emulsion is made from cod liver oil, and contains Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA + EPA). One spoon of Scott's Emulsion Original together with a balanced diet can help provide 100% of DHA+EPA** your child needs daily, so pick some up from your supermarket or pharmacy today!

**FAO/WHO 2010
Recommended dietary intake for children up to age 10 yr (200-250mg DHA+EPA) according to FAO/WHO 2010. Supplements are not intended to replace normal diet.

*1 spoon = 15ml
One 15ml spoon = 1.48g of cod liver oil.
Scott’s Emulsion cod liver oil contains DHA 165.8/mg/15ml and EPA 165.8mg/15ml – ALS Ref.ALSM140762 dated 20 Oct 15.

How does Vitamin A help us?

The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods.

Vitamin A is important for maintenance of normal vision and functioning of the immune system. It is also used by the body to maintain healthy skin.

Good sources of Vitamin A include dairy products, fish and meat- particularly liver, green leafy vegetables, as well as orange and yellow fruit and vegetables such as mangoes, rock melons, carrots and pumpkins.

How does Vitamin D help us?

The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods.

Vitamin D is sometimes known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, because your body makes Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to the sun.

Vitamin D helps the body to absorb Calcium efficiently, which is necessary for the development and maintenance of healthy bones & teeth. It also contributes to the normal function of your immune system and plays a role in muscle development and function.

Vitamin D can also be obtained from a few food sources, such as fish or eggs. There are very small amounts of it in beef liver, cheese and egg yolks, but it is possible to get ‘fortified’ foods which contain artificially added Vitamin D.

Why do I need Calcium?

Calcium is really important – it is the most abundant mineral in the body, but it is important to maintain intake in order to keep our bones and teeth strong.

The body also needs Calcium to support healthy muscle and nerve function to carry messages between the brain and the body. However most of the body’s Calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and function.

Try to encourage your little ones to get enough Calcium by giving them dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese, as well as broccoli, cabbage and fish with soft bones.

If your child is a fussy eater you may choose to supplement their diet with Scott’s Emulsion Orange, which is fortified with Calcium as well as Vit A and Vit D to help brain development and growth.

How does Vitamin C help us?

The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods.

Vitamin C helps the growth and repair of your body. It helps the body make collagen, which is present in skin, cartilage, ligaments and blood vessels. We need Vitamin C to help heal wounds and support healthy bones and teeth.

Good sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, red and green peppers, broccoli and strawberries.

Together with a balanced diet, your child can get 100% of their recommended daily Vitamin C requirement with just two Scott's Vitamin C pastilles.


One Scott’s Vitamin C pastille helps provide 21 mg of Vitamin C

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Vitamin C:





0–6 months

40 mg*

40 mg*

7–12 months

50 mg*

50 mg*

1–3 years

15 mg

15 mg

4–8 years

25 mg

25 mg

9–13 years

45 mg

45 mg

* Adequate Intake (AI)

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