American Tasting Institute Honors Nordic Naturals with Gold Medal

Watsonville, California (May 31, 2003) Nordic Naturals, Inc. announced today the receipt of the American Tasting Institute's 2003 Gold Medal Award for best tasting cod liver oil. Headquartered in San Francisco, the 15-year-old Quality Institute International, parent company of the American Tasting Institute, is an independent organization dedicated to honoring the 'Best of the Best' in food, beverage and culinary products by evaluating such criteria as appearance, aroma, flavor, freshness, taste and texture. "We feel honored, of course," says Joar Opheim, President and Founder. "We currently hold a patent on our oil and capsule flavorings which are unique in the marketplace." The company offers a wide variety of flavored oils including Peach and Orange flavored Cod Liver Oils and Peechy Keen Cod Liver Oil for Kids. Nordic Naturals packages its products for both the professional and retail markets. "The response to these flavored oils has been tremendous," notes David Perlmutter, M.D., Nordic Naturals' Medical Advisor. He adds, "It seems to be the key in triumphing over patient resistance to fish oils and this has paved the way for the excellent results we are seeing in my practice."

Safe for kids and older adults, the company guarantees that all products are true pharmaceutical grade passing strict purity and freshness standards set by European Pharmacopoeia and Norwegian Medicinal Standards. Using a molecular distillation process, Nordic Naturals' products are free from impurities including heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs and dioxins and exceed the FDA purity level for heavy metals by 400 times. Plus the company's nitrogen manufacturing environment delivers the highest freshness value in the industry.

Nordic Naturals is a leading manufacturer and provider of omega 3 essential fatty acids in the dietary supplement and medical industries. The company offers both a retail line and a professional line of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils specializing in formulas for children, women and specific high concentration products as well as detox products. Actively involved in education, the company is a member of the Omega-3 Research Institute and is often asked to participate in independent research studies.


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