Watsonville, California (May 26, 2004) Nordic Naturals, a leading provider of essential fatty acids in the dietary supplement and medical industries, offers a high-quality Arctic cod liver oil to provide omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for dogs and cats. According to the company, pets on a low-fat diet or poor quality dry food often lack essential nutrients and are responding to regulated doses of omega-3 supplementation. “We believe pets should get the same high quality cod liver oil we offer humans,” said Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals. “Our 100% Arctic cod liver oil for pets is pharmaceutical grade and adheres to the same high freshness and purity standards as all our products.”
Freshness and purity, based on the European Pharmacopeia and the Norwegian Medicinal Standards, means virtually no oxidative stress. Oxidative stress from rancid fats can lead to inflammation, DNA damage and disease. In addition, all Nordic Natural products are third party tested to guarantee exceptional freshness and purity (i.e. no heavy metals or environmental toxins).
Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil provides cats and dogs with an excellent source of EPA and DHA known to reduce inflammation (particularly joint and skin) and provides healthy levels of 100% natural vitamins A and D to support strong bones and teeth. “We are finding that pets are suffering from the same lack of essential fatty acids and the overuse of inflammatory oils that humans are,” commented Opheim. “For many decades, kennels in Norway have given dogs cod liver oil every day for skin and coat health.”
Observed health benefits for both canines and felines include improved heart health, joint mobility and movement, skin and coat health, weight management, brain health and reduced inflammation. Research reported in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (volume 3, #2) supports that dogs fed omega 3’s from fish and fish oils have a much higher chance of surviving a heart attack than dogs not supplemented. Though research abounds today on EFA supplementation for both humans and animals, researchers at the University of Minnesota reported more than 70 years ago that young animals fed fat-free diets ceased to grow and also developed dry skin and brittle hair. All these conditions were reversed by the addition of omega-3 fatty acids to the animals’ diet.
Nordic Naturals offers a complete line of omega-3s from fish in combination with omega-6s from organic borage oil and evening primrose oil. Nordic Naturals also produces proven environmental pollutant defense products – to aid in the elimination of toxins from the system. Involved in research and education, Nordic Naturals is the chosen brand for various clinical trials at accredited universities and research institutions.