This post was written by Zach, our Supplements Department Lead and one of our store managers. He is passionate about Omega-3's and especially Nordic Naturals brand! Select Nordic Naturals products are on sale through the month of August - ask us in store for details!
Often people come into the store and ask me about what they can do to be healthy besides just exercising or eating well. In the face of so much conflicting advice on diet, lifestyle, and even what it means to be healthy, it can be tough to know which supplements to choose.
One of the most beneficial and important supplements is Omega-3’s. These uber healthful nutrients found primarily in fatty-fish (and some seeds, legumes, and nuts) are one of the most common supplements that people take (via capsule or oil) because we must supplement in order to meet our needs. There are countless studies showing the potential benefits of increased Omega-3 intake in everything from promoting a healthy cellular response, to boosting your immune system, to cognitive (brain) health, to promoting a healthy heart, plus many more benefits.* But with this popularity also comes a dilemma: which product to choose.
At Cambridge Naturals we take Omega-3’s seriously, both from a health perspective and from a social/economic/environmental perspective as well. And so we are proud to partner with Nordic Naturals, a world wide leader in Omega-3’s.
Founded in 1995 by Joar Opheim and still family-owned, Nordic Naturals represents the highest quality fish oils in the US. Not only are they making the best products, they are leading the industry in taste, quality, testing, research, and social responsibility. They only use wild-caught, sustainably-sourced fish and are certified across their entire brand by Friend Of The Sea™, one of the top seafood sustainability certifications. Through various philanthropic causes, they are also creating positive social and economic change.**
Nordic’s reputation for high quality extends very, very far, even reaching the western medical channel. Nordic Naturals omega-3 supplements have been used in over 40 published trials and are in use in another 40 through various research institutions, universities, and hospitals including Harvard University, Columbia, Duke, and UCLA to name a few. When it comes to research and credibility, Nordic goes above and beyond!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products made by Nordic Naturals are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
**Causes and groups partnered with include but are not limited to:
- APA: American Pregnancy Association
- Best Friends Animal Society
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- GOED: Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s
- Homeless Garden Project
- Institute of Women’s Health
- NCNM: National College of Natural Medicine
- Paws and Stripes
- Save our Shores
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Vitamin Angels
- WildCat Sanctuary
- Carter’s Kids