Nordic Naturals nutraceutical company
July 17 2017

Nordic Naturals is a vitamin company leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends. The company offers both a retail line and a physician exclusive line of fish oils products, including liquids, capsules and children's chewables.

Born in Arctic Norway, Nordic Naturals believes in the power of omega oils. It sells 150 products in a wide variety of flavors, concentrations, and delivery forms to meet personalized nutritional needs.

Nordic Naturals Nordic Berries Children's Multivitamins
Nordic Naturals, a leading supplier of omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends in the natural products industry, introduces Nordic Berries, a natural multivitamin for children two years and older. With no artificial colorings, flavorings or preservatives, the vegetarian gummy "berries" are delicious pectin-based chewables with a "kid-pleasing" sweet-and-sour taste. Nordic Berries supports healthy growth and development during the early childhood years and make an ideal companion to any of the company's fruit-flavored fish oil blends and cod liver oil. The product is allergen-free.

"As a mother of two, I understand how important it is to know that your child's multivitamin is 100% natural and great tasting. Nordic Berries delivers the quality you've come to expect from Nordic Naturals as well as the delicious taste," says Michele Opheim, President of Nordic Naturals. "Giving our children their essential nutrients is now easy for parents and fun for kids!"

The concept for Nordic Berries was founded on Nordic folklore that says at twilight, trolls gather nutritious cloudberries that grow along the banks of the Fjord waters. Today, Norwegians still prize cloudberries -- small orange fruits that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants -- for their delicious sweet-and-sour citrus taste. Now, Nordic Naturals has captured this irresistible taste of cloudberries for their premium children's supplement.

Award-winning author and illustrator, Debi Gliori, was commissioned to create the troll artwork for the product. According to Michele, "Debi's book 'No Matter What' has been a favorite of mine to read to my children and I felt that her gift of creating playful characters with emotional appeal was a perfect fit for fashioning our Nordic trolls."

Founded by husband-and-wife team Joar and Michele Opheim, Nordic Naturals is the leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness, and purity levels. The company offers over 50 different fish oil products and EFA blends, including liquids, capsules, and children's chewables.

Press release regarding DHA
Watsonville, CA 2007 - Nordic Naturals, a supplier of omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends in the natural products industry, introduces Prenatal DHA, developed especially for pregnant women to ensure adequate DHA levels. DHA is an important fatty acid and a vital nutrient for the new mother and developing baby. Two easy-to-swallow 500 mg soft gels of the purified fish oil offer 450 mg DHA. This meets the recommended dosage for pregnant and lactating women agreed upon by respected international organizations and published by ISSFAL in the United Kingdom. The fatty acids are delivered in their natural and highly absorbable triglyceride form. Prenatal DHA™ is third-party tested and surpasses all international standards for purity and freshness. Scientific research confirms the importance of essential fatty acids for prenatal, maternal and neonatal health. DHA comprises about 30% of the fatty tissue in the brain and is essential for proper development of the brain, eyes, nerves and immune system. Studies consistently report that pregnant women in the US and Canada consume far too little of this essential nutrient.
According to Gretchen Vannice, MS, RD, Research Coordinator for Nordic Naturals, “Scientists have made important connections between DHA levels and maternal health from pre-conception through breastfeeding. Research indicates that mothers who supplement with DHA -rich fish oils have healthier deliveries.” International nutrition organizations have concluded that pregnant and nursing women need a minimum of 300 mg DHA each day to ensure healthy development of the child within, as well as to support mom’s physical and mental health pre and post-delivery.
“As some large fish species may contain unhealthy levels of Mercury, purified fish oil is a reliable, convenient choice for daily DHA supplementation,” adds Vannice. “A developing baby both during pregnancy and when nursing depends upon its’ mother for DHA. In general, safeguarding DHA levels before and after conception ensures that the body has the building blocks required to support optimal development of the child.”
   Independent comment: DHA is certainly a good nutrient, however it may be preferable to supply it with EPA rather than by itself.

ProEFA Xtra
WATSONVILLE, California, 2006 - Nordic Naturals Physician Exclusive Division announces the release of ProEFA Xtra. ProEFA Xtra provides a high concentration of three fatty acids essential to human health. Designed to support joint flexibility and immune health, this concentrated product from Nordic Naturals delivers functional fatty acids. Each two-capsule serving of ProEFA Xtra provides 850 mg EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 220 mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), two Omega-3 fats from fresh, purified fish oil as well as 257 mg GLA (gamma linolenic acid), an Omega-6 fat from borage oil, with added natural stabilizers. In addition, these essential fatty acids (EFAs) are delivered in natural triglyceride form, the form in which EFAs occur naturally in food and the human body. According to Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals, "We have used this formulation in lower concentration in previous clinical studies with very beneficial results, hence we created this concentration to provide a higher dose in fewer capsules."
"We believe ProEFA Xtra will provide substantial nutrition and health benefit related to the beneficial prostaglandin production of PGE3 and PGE1, and compliance will be easier," states Gretchen Vannice, MS, RD, Research Coordinator for Nordic Naturals. One serving of Pro EFA Xtra meets the American Heart Association recommendation of 1 gram of EPA and DHA for individuals concerned with heart health.
   Independent comment: We are not sure if the GLA and Omega-6 are helpful or not in this product.

Nordic Naturals products
ProOmega Junior for children