Below is a list of frequently asked questions.

Nordic Nutraceuticals and its products

Is Nordic Nutraceuticals a Danish company?

Yes, we are a subsidiary of the Danish company Biosym, which is 100% Danish owned and operated, and the headquarters are located in Ikast, Denmark.

Where can I buy Nordic Nutraceuticals products?

You can buy our products on this website or in leading retailers across Europe.

Mini guide to the use of supplements

What time of day should I eat my food supplements?

Nordic Nutraceuticals recommend that you take your supplements in combination with your main meals, as this is when your digestion is active and bioavailability is as high as possible. If you take more tablets / capsules of the same product, it is preferable to break up the dose, for example during morning and evening meals.

I have trouble swallowing pills - can I open the capsule / crush the tablet?

Yes, you are allowed to open the capsules / crush the tablets and mix them up in something, for example, liquid or yogurt, as long as you ingest it immediately.

Without gluten and lactose and for vegetarians and vegans

Can vegetarians and vegans consume Nordic Nutraceuticals products?

Most of Nordic Nutraceuticals products are registered with either The Vegetarian Society and/or The Vegan Society. The registration with these organisations assures you these products are guaranteed to be 100% vegetarian / vegan products. Both organisations are located in England.

Do Nordic Nutraceuticals products contain gluten and lactose?

All Nordic Nutraceuticals products are free from gluten and lactose. Common allergens are banned in our preparations.

Quality and sustainability in Biosym’s Marine Oils

Is Nordic Nutraceuticals fish oil clean?

Nordic Nutraceuticals was one of the first companies to introduce fish oils to the Danish market back in the 1980s. We therefore have extensive experience with the quality and purity of fish oils.

Nordic Nutraceuticals always commits to the quality and purity of our products and has therefore chosen to introduce the quality mark Biosym Pure®. With Biosym Pure®, users can learn about the purity analysis of Nordic Nutraceuticals marine and plant-based oils – analysis which is conducted by an independent Danish laboratory. Via entering the Batchnr./L-nr. Our website, you will be able to gain access to the analytical results for the exact product you have purchased.

Nordic Nutraceuticals EPA-GLA+ ®, OmniKrill® and OmegaVeg-3® are included in Biosym Pure®.

How do you know that Nordic Nutraceuticals fish oil is derived from sustainable fisheries?

The sustainability of the fish oil in EPA-GLA + ® is certified by the independent environmental organisation Friend of the Sea, and thus Nordic Nutraceuticals can guarantee that the fish oil used is derived from sustainable fisheries.

Is the krill oil in OmniKrill® derived from sustainable fisheries?

Yes, this Krill Oil is certified by the independent environmental organisation Friend of the Sea.

In addition, the monitoring of the fisheries of Antarctic Krill is performed by the international organization The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). This ensures that there will always be a sustainable population of the Antarctic Krill maintained in the Antarctic.

The body’s use of nutrients in the products

What does bioavailability mean?

Bioavailability means digestibility and availability in the body. When we consume, for example, a vitamin product, the vitamin is absorbed from the intestine and enters the body, so the vitamin should be in a form that is accessible and useful to the body.

What are phospholipids?

Phospholipids are essential components of cell membranes of the body. Nordic Nutraceuticals use phospholipids in a number of products because phospholipids contribute to the efficient use and bioavailability of the active nutrients.

Why does Nordic Nutraceuticals use activated B-vitamins?

Nordic Nutraceuticals use the activated B-vitamins to ensure effective bioavailability of these essential vitamins in the body.

These activated forms do not require conversion in the body to be absorbed, as is the case with the more commonly used forms.

Is there a difference between the absorption of different mineral preparations?

The absorption of different types of minerals may vary greatly, depending on the substances they are bonded to.

A mineral or trace element, as we know it in supplements, consist of two parts:

1) A chemical element. This is the active part to be absorbed from the intestine and transported into tissues and cells, where it is included as construction elements in the body’s structure, for example. calcium in the bones, or to activate biochemical processes. Zinc, Copper and Manganese act as components and precursors of enzymes and antioxidants.
2) A so-called ligand (ligare of: binding together), to which the nutrient is bonded. It may be an ion (a second element), a molecule or a group of substances.

The element is, as mentioned, the active part of the mineral, but the ligand is essential for the bioavailability, i.e. the proportion of the ingested mineral that the body can absorb and utilise. The stronger the bond between the element and the ligand, the greater the bioavailability. As a rule of thumb, simple ligands (inorganic minerals) create weak bonds. For example, oxides (oxygen ligand), chlorides (chlorine ligand), sulphates (sulphur ligand) and carbonates (carbon-ligand).

The organic ligands, however, form much stronger bonds, and as a general rule, will increase the complexity and hence bioavailability. Examples include gluconates, lactates and citrates, which are all more easily absorbed than inorganic minerals.

Names of labels

What is RI?

RI stands for Reference Intakes. RI is indicated on all Nordic Nutraceuticals products where relevant.

The purpose of the reference intakes is to make it easier to compare the content of vitamins and minerals in various products. For example, it is easier to see that a product containing 25% of the reference intake of vitamin C contains more vitamin C than a product containing 15% of the reference intake for this vitamin.

Reference Intake is not an indication of the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals per day. It is purely for comparative means.

The values of the reference intakes are an indication of the average need for vitamins and minerals for adults. The average requirement, however, differs from person to person, as the need is very individual. For example, the needs of men and women, the young and the elderly are very different. Therefore, one cannot say that the values are an indication of the amount of vitamins or minerals recommended per day.

What does the unit µg stand for?

µg refers to micrograms and can also be specified mcg

One microgram of a 1,000-fraction of a milligram, which in turn is a 1000-fraction of a gram.