Nordic Naturals Receives Patent For Flavored Vegetarian Caps

Watsonville, California (January 6, 2004) Nordic Naturals, Inc. announced today patent protection for their vegetarian capsules and their proprietary manufacturing processes. The patent (#6641837) applies to essential fatty acids including fish oils, with continuation to include all uses of flavored capsules.

Nordic Naturals manufactures a retail and professional line of fish oil and fish oil blend products for people of all ages. The company uses only organic and natural flavorings including lemon, strawberry and grape to flavor their capsules and oils. CEO and founder, Joar Opheim, says, “The patented flavoring process is important as it improves product palatability and consumer compliance, which is especially important for children and pregnant women, as the developmental benefits from taking high quality fish oils are exceptional. The patent is also important in ensuring that lower grade oils are not flavored to mask quality issues”.

The company currently offers 20 retail formulas under the “Nordic Naturals” brand. Nordic Naturals fish oil and fish oil blend products surpass all national and international pharmaceutical standards for freshness and purity and are free from heavy metals and environmental toxins. Every batch of Nordic Naturals fish oils are 3rd party tested to guarantee exceptional freshness and purity levels.

Joar adds, “Since oils deteriorate quickly after exposure to oxygen, we use a proprietary nitrogen environment to prevent rancidity. I am certain we all feel that fish oils need careful quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process and that rancidity and purity issues need to be something of the past.”

Scientific research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids support a variety of functions in the body including cardiovascular and mental health, joint mobility and central nervous system development in the fetus and infant. Nordic Naturals products are currently being used for several research projects, studying the benefit of fish oil and fish oil blends on heart rate variability, depression, autism and apraxia.

Nordic Naturals products are available at health food stores and other fine retail outlets in the U.S. as well as through many practitioners.


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