Natrol’s New Line of Fish Oil Products Provides Consumers with a More Pleasant Way to Take Supplements
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier of MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and dietary supplement ingredients, is pleased to announce that Natrol, Inc. has included MEG-3® EPA/DHA in their all-new line of Lemon-Flavored Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements. These new supplements are co-branded with the MEG-3® and the logo is prominently featured on the front of the packaging.
All five products in the Lemon-Flavored Omega-3 Fish Oil line contain MEG-3® Fish Oil as well as added natural lemon oil, which combats the fishy “burp effect” associated with fish oil supplements.
Research indicates that DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) Omega-3 fatty acids are important for good health and normal growth and development. Many studies have shown that DHA plays an essential role in the normal development of the brain, eyes, and nerves while EPA is nature’s nutritional anti-inflammatory. Together, EPA and DHA aid in the maintenance of normal cardiovascular function.*
Dr. Michael Yatcilla, Vice President of R&D at Natrol, Inc., said, “The MEG-3® brand has become the consumer icon for recognizing that the product they are purchasing contains a pure source of Omega-3 ingredients from fish oil.” Dr. Yatcilla continued, “The Natrol® brand is one of the most trusted supplement brands in the United States. Co-branding with MEG-3® adds even more value for our consumers because they can easily see that they are purchasing a premiere source of Omega-3 fish oil supplements.”
Ian Lucas, Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing at ONC, said, “Natrol’s new line of fish oil supplements combine the goodness of Omega-3 with the fresh taste of lemon creating a great tasting product for consumers.” Lucas continued, “We are proud to be co-branding with this wonderful product line and the Natrol brand since both brands represent the highest quality standards.”
About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):
Ocean Nutrition Canada is a privately held company, whose major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated is a diversified holding/investment company whose significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood's Limited Partnership, the world’s largest integrated shellfish harvester and processor.
ONC is in the business of discovering, manufacturing, and marketing Omega-3 ingredients that improve human health. Ocean Nutrition Canada has a broad customer base, which includes multi-national companies in both the dietary supplement and the food categories. In 2006, the MEG-3â EPA/DHA ingredient was in 8 billion supplement servings and 2 billion food servings worldwide. For more information on the health benefits of MEG-3® ingredients please visit www.meg-3.com
About Natrol – Nourishing the Potential of Mind and Body SM
Natrol, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTOL), headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, has a portfolio of health and wellness brands representing quality nutritional supplements, functional herbal teas, and sports nutrition products. Established in 1980, Natrol’s portfolio of brands includes: Natrol®, Prolab®, Laci Le Beau®, Promensil®, Trinovin®, Nu Hair® and Shen Min®. The company also manufactures supplements for its own brands and on behalf of third parties.
Natrol distributes products nationally through more than 54,000 retailers, as well as internationally in over 40 other countries through distribution partners and a wholly owned subsidiary in the UK. Natrol’s dedication to quality is evidenced by its commitment to high manufacturing standards, earning the company an “A” rating from the Natural Products Association's Good Manufacturing Practices (“GMP”) Certification Program—a designation achieved by less than ten percent of U.S. nutrition companies. For more information, visit www.Natrol.com.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.