Watsonville, CA (May 15, 2006) Nordic Naturals introduces EPA Xtra, an omega-3 fatty acid supplement that delivers a high concentration of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) for consumers seeking the benefits of more EPA or simply more functional omega-3s in fewer capsules. With a 4:1 ratio of EPA to DHA, this super concentrated formula offers an 84% overall omega-3 content.
One serving of two lemon-flavored capsules provides over 1300 mg of EPA and DHA (1,060 mg EPA and 274 mg DHA, respectively). Consumers can meet the internationally recommended daily minimum of 650 mg of EPA and DHA in just one capsule a day. According to Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals, “EPAXtra is 60% EPA and 15% DHA by area percentage, a sought-after formula for research. By providing more omega-3 in every capsule, there are less of the other fatty acids making this a targeted formula for specific needs and health conditions.”
Although EPA and DHA occur together in foods and work together in the body, current human clinical research has shown that each have unique benefits. “EPA is an essential fatty acid important for heart and joint health,” says Joe Maroon, MD, the company’s Medical Advisor. “EPA helps to manage healthy circulation, reduce joint stiffness, improve flexibility and support a healthy immune system.”
Nordic Naturals has improved its enzymatic process to increase the concentration of triglycerides and used only natural enzymes; they do not use chemicals or excessive heat in the process. The triglyceride form of fish oil, as opposed to the ethyl ester form, allows for optimum preservation of the oil, enhanced absorption and utilization for consumers. Nordic Naturals patented oxygen-free manufacturing process delivers peroxide values approximately 14 times below the Norwegian Medicinal Standard and the European Pharmacopeia Standard, the strictest standards in the industry. Freshness is crucial for delivering efficacy, patient compliance and protecting the human body from the negative effects of rancid oil.
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. For more information, please visit www.nordicnaturals.com or call 800.662.2544.