Fish is the primary food source of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, but Americans simply don’t eat enough fish on a regular basis. Even those who eat fish several times a week aren’t getting enough EPA and DHA because much of the fish consumed today is farm raised and lacks significant amounts of EPA and DHA. Also, many people are increasingly avoiding fish due to growing concerns about environmental toxins in fish (such as mercury, dioxins, PCBs, etc.). In addition, there are several factors that can lead to reduced absorption of EFAs—age, poor diet, alcohol consumption, low levels of certain vitamins and minerals, some prescription drugs, compromised immune status, and a diet high in saturated and/or trans-fatty acids (meat, dairy, fast food, fried food, baked goods, and processed foods). Moreover, people with health challenges or those who are currently deficient often require larger daily servings of EPA and DHA, which can be difficult to obtain from diet alone and direction from their healthcare provider.
Optimal Health Starts with Omega-3s
Every cell in the body relies on omega-3 fatty acids to function well and absorb other nutrients.*
High-quality omega-3 supplements from fish oil and algae oil are an essential first step towards supporting optimal health—no matter what else you take.*
More than 80% of Americans Don’t Get Enough Omega-3s from Their Diet
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Our best-selling fish oil formulas include high-potency omega-3 concentrates, products designed for daily maintenance, and more.
These DHA-dominant omega-3 products deliver foundational support for brain, eye, pregnancy, and nervous system health.*
Our specialized, EPA-dominant omega-3 formulas help support heart, mood, joint, and immune health.*
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Made from sustainably-sourced microalgae, our vegan omega-3 formulas make it easy for people who don’t eat fish to get essential omega-3 support.*
Formulated for growing minds and bodies, our kid-friendly omega-3 supplements help support children’s health in every tasty serving.*
Better For You
Omega-3 fats are essential to the function of nearly all the body’s cells. They play a vital part in the health and function of:
Heart and brain* | Cognitive development* | Healthy mood* | Pregnancy* | Mobility and exercise recovery* | Skin health* | And so much more
These specially formulated blends combine our award-winning omega-3s with other key ingredients to provide complementary support for specific health needs.*
Cod Liver Oil
Non-concentrated Cod Liver Oil products are made using 100% wild-caught Arctic cod sustainably sourced from the Norwegian Sea.
Our pet products give dogs and cats the omega-3s they need to promote healthy skin, coat, joints, and more.
Third-party test results for purity and freshness. A third-party certificate of analysis indicates the levels of purity from environmental toxins, and the oxidation level (or freshness) of the oil. Certificates of Analysis are available on our website; simply enter your lot number to view the certificate for your specific bottle.
- Manufacturing standards. Is the fish oil manufactured according to international quality standards?
- Smell and taste. Does the fish oil smell or taste fishy? If so, the fish oil has most likely been exposed to oxygen and is becoming rancid. Rancid (oxidized) oils should be avoided, as they yield less-than-healthy effects. Avoid fish oils that have really strong flavorings added to them because they are most likely trying to hide the fishy flavor of rancid oil.
- Triglyceride molecular form. Research has shown that triglyceride form omega-3s are up to 70% better absorbed than synthetic ethyl ester omegas.
- Supportive scientific research to prove the efficacy of the fish oil brand.
- Sustainable fishing practices. Any environmentally responsible fish oil manufacturer should offer transparency into their fishing practices.
Omega-3 fatty acids fall into two major categories: plant-derived (flaxseed) and marine-derived (fish). This is often confusing for physicians and patients, and many think the two are interchangeable. Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which can be partially converted to EPA and DHA, but that conversion is somewhat slow and can be inhibited by lifestyle and health factors. Research shows that approximately 5% of ALA converts to EPA, and just 1% converts to DHA, under optimal conditions. While flaxseed and flaxseed oil may contain many health-promoting benefits, they do not provide the necessary amounts of EPA and DHA.
Nordic Naturals recognizes the severity that allergens present for individuals. Our facilities are NSF GMP certified and adhere to strict procedures in order to prevent cross contamination. We use FDA-compliant allergen labeling, and disclose any warnings relating to allergen exposure beneath the supplement facts in the ingredients listing on the product label.
Nordic Naturals always recommends that consumers check each individual product for any allergen concerns and also discuss them with their health care professional to determine which products are appropriate for their nutritional needs.