Why do you offer pure fish oil, such products on the market are enriched with vitamins?
The fish oil is a fatty solution and the vitamins enriched omega 3, being present on the market, have additionally added fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). The fat soluble vitamins could be overdosed if taken in big amounts, unlike the water soluble (B and C) vitamins. You take the fat soluble vitamins with lots of other foods and if the fish oil is enriched with them you could take them in quantities, leading to hypervitaminosis and actual risks for the body. So, if you take omega 3 product, enriched with fat soluble vitamins, you should be restricted on the duration of taking the product, otherwise you risk hypervitaminosis. And as I said in an article in the Blog, the duration of taking is one of the factors for achieving a maximum good effect from the fish oil.
For how long should I take Norwegian fish oil?
The main aim of taking the Norwegian fish oil is providing the body with the necessary omega 3 levels, in quantities, leading to balance with the omega 6 fatty acids. We receive omega 6 fatty acids constantly with food, but omega 3 are of short supply in modern nutrition, so the profits of taking preventive dosages of fish oil are also constant. Lots of omega 3 supplements on the market are enriched with vitamins E or A, even with D vitamin, thus restricting the period of taking these supplements, but that could not be said for the Norwegian fish oil with lemon flavour and Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated capsules. The most widespread recommendation for taking the fish oil “two times per year for three months each time” should be accepted rather as a minimum.
Is the Norwegian fish oil appropriate for kids?
The Norwegian fish oil is pure and natural fish oil, with only omega 3 fatty acids, being the biologically active ingredients. Due to the European Food Safety Authority taking up to 5 gr daily of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA + DHA) is proved safe both for adults and kids. So, both of the products Norwegian fish oil with lemon flavour and Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated capsules are suitable for kids. The reason why the Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated capsules is not recommended for kids is that the capsules, having 1000 mg omega 3 fatty acids, are big and could be difficult for the kids to swallow. The most appropriate product for them is the Norwegian fish oil with lemon flavour.
Norwegian fish oil with lemon flavour freezes in the freezer. What is that suggest for the quality of the product?
The point of freezing of oil (as of the fish oil) is determined by the relative content of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, as each natural fish oil contains the three types of fatty acids. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids lower the temperature of freezing, as the effect of the polyunsaturated fatty acids is stronger. As a result, lots of products in which the concentration of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is additionally increased, do not freeze in the freezer. For example, the oil in the capsules of the Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated, does not freeze in the freezer. But that does not mean such products are “authentic” and the others are not, or they are purer than the others. You could see, when examining the quantities, given on the label, that the Norwegian fish oil – lemon flavour Syrup could provide the necessary percentage of omega 3 fatty acids, although as a per cent of the total amount of the product, they are less than in the Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated capsules. Something more, the latter is a fact, because the Norwegian fish oil – lemon flavoured Syrup has not been additionally processed for increasing the concentration of omega 3.
What kind of fish are used in producing the Norwegian fish oil? From which part of their body? What is the process?
The Norwegian fish oil – lemon flavoured Syrup as well as the Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated capsules, are derived from the muscles of small wild fish, being in the lead of the food chain, by cold pressing. In the production of these products are not used: fish liver, the process of fermentation and big fish as salmon. Thus, the maximal pureness of the raw fish oil is ensured and raw materials, in which pollutants (such as heavy metals and PCB) could be accumulated are avoided.
Is Norwegian Fish Oil molecularly distilled?
No. The process of molecular distillation is not used in the production of Norwegian fish oil. The use of this process is necessary when the raw fish oil contents pollutants. In the production of the Norwegian fish oil – lemon flavoured Syrup and Norwegian fish oil – high concentrated, the raw materials are carefully chosen as described above, thus preventing the necessity of molecular distillation.