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Nordic Naturals Introduces Two New Gummies for Kids: Probiotic Gummies KIDS and Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS
Nordic Naturals is pleased to announce two new additions to their innovative line of children’s products: Probiotic Gummies KIDS and Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS. The two formulas provide parents with a safe, fun, and effective way to provide their children with nutrients essential to health in a delivery system that is sure to please.
Probiotic Gummies KIDS: Digestive health is critical to both childhood development and quality of life throughout adulthood. With 1.5 billion live cultures, Probiotic Gummies KIDS combines prebiotic fiber with Bacillus coagulans, a potent probiotic that survives and thrives in the digestive tract. This comprehensive formula helps to rebalance intestinal flora and support digestive health in children two years and older. In yummy merry berry punch flavor, Probiotic Gummies KIDS requires no refrigeration and is perfect for travel. Busy, on-the-go families can enjoy it anytime, anywhere.
Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS: Vitamin D3 is critically important to healthy childhood development, and also provides a foundation for health in adulthood. Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS supports immune and nervous system health, mineral absorption, muscle function, and healthy bones. Each delicious, wild watermelon splash flavored gummy provides 400 I.U. of vitamin D3—100% of the daily value of natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) for children four years and older.
Like all Nordic Naturals kids gummies, both products are non-GMO and free of gluten, milk derivatives, and soy. In addition, they contain no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Probiotic Gummies KIDS and Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS are a potent complement to any Nordic Naturals omega-3 product for children.
“Vitamin D and probiotics are two essential nutrients for healthy childhood development,” notes Dr. Aimée Shunney, a member of the Nordic Naturals Advisory Board. “Because of limited sun exposure and liberal use of sunscreen, children can benefit from supplementing with natural Vitamin D3. And since children are frequently treated with antibiotics, not to mention compelling research that shows intestinal health is integral to overall health, ensuring adequate ‘good bacteria’ is a way to support digestive health during the formative years of dramatic growth and change.”
My son, Braxton loves his Nordic Natural Probiotic Gummies KIDS and Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS. They are so easy to give him, because they taste like candy. Braxton has been taking Nordic Natural vitamins for a few years now, and I am thankful that they have come out with the new vitamin D and probiotic formulas. When it comes to my child's health and well-being, I trust Nordic Naturals to help give him the nutritional boost his growing body needs.
Nordic Naturals has been revolutionizing omega-3s since 1995, pioneering a new definition of fish oil as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage. Based in Watsonville, CA, the company also offers complementary, foundational nutrients essential to health. Their portfolio, which is distributed to over 35 countries, includes more than 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Family owned, Nordic Naturals works passionately to see generations of healthier, happier people around the world.
Enter to win! Two winners will be selected to receive a prize pack which includes: one bottle of Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS and one bottle of Probiotic Gummies KIDS. Retail value: $30
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February is National Heart Health Month. Did you know that more than 610,000 people die each year in the US alone from heart disease? That is one in every four deaths, making it the leading cause of death in both men and women. It is no surprise then that the American Heart Health Association recommends eating fish two times per week in an effort to support overall cardiovascular function and reduce the incidence of heart disease. Why? Because thousands of clinical studies have shown that increased intake of EPA and DHA – the omega-3 essential fatty acids naturally found in fish and fish oil- have many cardiovascular benefits.
But simply including fish in your diet may not always be sufficient and there are also concerns over environmental contaminants. Supplementing the diet with a high-quality purified fish oil guarantees the recommended dosage of omega-3's to support heart health, particularly for anyone with existing cardiovascular disease.
Nordic Naturals, the #1 Fish Oil Company in the US, understands the importance of combining fish oil supplementation with a heart-healthy diet rich in whole, nutrient dense food, such as the Mediterranean diet along with an active lifestyle to support heart health. Their range of supplements contains a number of pure, fresh, high quality omega-3 formulations that support cardiovascular health from maintenance all the way to high concentration supplementation in a number of delivery systems such as soft gels, liquids, gummies, and emulsions.
Ultimate Omega 2X
The next generation of fish oil, Ultimate Omega® 2X features Nordic Natural's new, ultra-concentrated omega oil. In a slightly larger soft gel that delivers 1000 mg EPA+DHA, this powerful concentrate offers one or two soft gel serving options to meet a broad range of unique nutritional needs.
- 2000 mg EPA+DHA per serving
- Highest-concentration triglyceride-form omega oil
- Serving options tailored to meet a broad range of nutritional needs
- Achieves American Heart Association recommended doses for heart health
- Unmatched support for heart, brain, & immune health
Nordic CoQ10 Ubiquinol™ provides 100 mg of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) ubiquinol to support cellular energy production and cardiovascular health.* Ubiquinol is the active antioxidant form of CoQ10, a fat-soluble molecule found in nearly every cell, tissue, and organ in the body, which helps transform food into energy. It is ideal for people who may be deficient in CoQ10, or for individuals with cardiovascular conditions, those taking statin drugs, or for anyone over the age of 40 looking for extra antioxidant support. Ideal companion to any Nordic Naturals omega-3 product.
- 100 mg coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) ubiquinol in extra virgin olive oil
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Supports cellular energy production
- Helps neutralizes free radicals
The Complete Mediterranean Diet by Dr Ozner
Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer—all diseases that have been scientifically linked to diet—are at an all-time high. But there’s a way that’s been successful for millions of people for thousands of years: the Mediterranean diet.
In The Complete Mediterranean Diet, top cardiologist Michael Ozner offers the traditional Mediterranean diet—clinically proven to reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and numerous other diseases—with the latest scientific findings in health and nutrition to create a diet that’s easy to follow.
Thank you, fish, for giving us your precious oil so that we can be healthy!
My family has a history of heart disease on my mother's side, and so I am determined to do all that I can to keep my heart healthy. I don't eat fish often at all, and most omega-3 supplements that I have tried give me the grossest fishy aftertaste. Thankfully, Nordic Naturals has created omega-3 supplements that do not bother me at all. The
Ultimate Omega 2X capsules have a lemon flavor and are easy to swallow.
The CoQ10 supplements have really seemed to boost my energy levels. I never get tired during the day like I used to. I have been taking both of these supplements for about a month now and I have definitely been healthy this winter.
I haven't read the The Complete Mediterranean Diet by Dr Ozner, but I plan to do so. Flipping through it, however, I can see that there are a lot of enticing recipes from appetizers to desserts that look easy and delicious. Each recipe has nutritional information which makes it easier if you're counting calories, carbs, fat grams, which is great. I can't wait to try some of the recipes!
Enter to win! One winner will receive the following prize pack: Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 2X, Nordic Naturals CoQ10 Ubiquinol and a copy of The Complete Mediterranean Diet a book by Dr Ozner. (ARV: $130)
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Disclaimer: I Received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
Nordic Naturals® ‘ One + One = More’ Campaign Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters
Back-to-School Promotion Supports Mentoring to Strengthen Communities, Change Lives
Each year, Nordic Naturals looks for ways to empower young people in their pursuit of education. This year, Nordic Naturals has partnered with 'Big Brothers Big Sisters' (BBBS), an internationally recognized non-profit that seeks to provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
On July 1, Nordic Naturals kicked off the back-to-school season with the “One + One = More” campaign to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS), a nationwide non-profit organization that serves children ages 6 through 18. From July through September 2015, every time a consumer purchases a bottle of Nordic Naturals children’s products, the company will donate $1 to the life-changing work of BBBS, for a total contribution of up to $25,000.
“Each year, as the back-to-school season approaches, we look for an organization that shares our passion for giving each generation what they need to grow healthy and strong,” said Joar Opheim, Founder and CEO of Nordic Naturals. “This year, we are pleased to support Big Brothers Big Sisters and their mentoring programs that help children realize their potential and build healthy futures.”
BBBS provides children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).
Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, commented, “ At the heart of the Nordic Naturals campaign is a desire to support the health and wellness of children and teens. We are appreciative of this generous commitment to support our nation's youth."
Nordic Naturals employees will support the campaign through “Build-a-Backpack Day” with BBBS at the company’s corporate headquarters in Santa Cruz county. This interactive activity for the Bigs, the Littles, and the Nordic Naturals staff will provide backpacks for the start of the school year. In addition, Nordic Naturals will host a Facebook contest in August—“Mentor 4 Change”—to help raise awareness about this important organization.
All bottle sizes of Nordic Naturals children’s products qualify for the promotion, including the company’s best-selling Baby’s DHA, Children’s DHA™, and Nordic Berries™. More information is available here.
I was sent a bottle of the new Omega Boost Junior to review, as well as an assortment of additional Nordic Naturals products. (See below.) Lots of goodies, lucky me!
Omega Boost Junior
Creamy, delicious Paradise Punch flavor for ages 2+
285 mg omega-3s per serving
Tasty way to give kids essential omega-3 nutrition
No artificial coloring, flavoring, or preservatives
Supports brain, eye, and immune system health
Omega Boost™ Junior is a tasty way to give kids essential omega-3 nutrition. This creamy formulation supports brain and eye health, and healthy immune and nervous system function in children two years and older.
My thoughts: My 8 year old son, Braxton is a very picky eater. He hates any foods that are remotely good for him, and I am going quite crazy trying to get him to eat healthy. After reading how essential Omega-3s are for a growing child, especially for brain development, I am making certain that my son takes them daily. Omega 3s can also help with ADHD, which we are almost certain that Braxton is affected by.
Read the following:
"A large and growing body of scientific evidence indicates that fish oil benefits mental health and brain function in all stages of life. EPA and DHA, the omega–3 essential fatty acids in fish oil, are particularly concentrated in the brain—an organ composed of nearly 60% fat—and the nervous system, where they provide necessary building blocks for healthy cells and tissue.* DHA, for example, constitutes 20% of the total fatty acids in the cerebral cortex, the outermost layer of the brain responsible for sophisticated information processing like memory and attention. "
Thankfully, Braxton loves taking his daily dose of Omega Boost™ Junior. I keep it in the refrigerator and give him a half a teaspoon daily at breakfast time. He thinks it tastes great! I love my child and I want him to be as healthy as he can be.
About Nordic Naturals:
Founded in 1995, Nordic Naturals is celebrating 20 years of revolutionizing omega-3s—pioneering a new definition of fish oil as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage. Based in Watsonville, CA, the company also offers complementary nutrients essential to health. Their portfolio, which is distributed to over 35 countries, includes more than 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Family owned, Nordic Naturals works passionately to see generations of healthier, happier people around the world—and they’re just getting started.
Win! One winner will receive the following prize pack: Omega Boost Junior, Nordic Naturals T-shirt, Swag Bag, ‘Brainiacs’ a book by Dr. Heather Manley and ‘Amazing Grades’ a book by Pat Wyman.
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Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Tart, Tangy, and Tangerine—
Nordic Naturals® Introduces Vitamin C Gummies for Kids and Adults
For kids—and the young at heart—Nordic Naturals introduces Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C. These 100% vegetarian gummies are a delicious and easy way to ensure sufficient intake of this important nutrient.
With a tart tangerine flavor, Vitamin C Gummies are chewable gummy slices for kids (4 years and older) and adults too. The product is pectin based, and free of gelatin, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, and allergens, including gluten, milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient kids need for growth and development. In addition to supporting many of the body’s physiological functions, vitamin C supports a healthy immune system and provides antioxidant protection.
“Knowing that kids can be finicky when it comes to food and supplements, we take great care to formulate products children will readily take,” said Dr. Keri Marshall, Chief Medical Officer for Nordic Naturals. “Children—and adults—will love Vitamin C Gummies. Just two gummies a day supports many functions in the body for overall good health.”
Vitamin C Gummies do not contain fish oil, making them an ideal companion to any Nordic Naturals omega-3 fish oil product. Like all Nordic Naturals products, they are pure, fresh, and great-tasting.
Based in Watsonville, CA, Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils to help further its mission of correcting the global omega-3 deficiency. Distributing to more than 35 countries, Nordic Naturals offers over 150 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. As the number one fish oil in the United States, Nordic Naturals has revolutionized omega-3s, pioneering a new definition of fish oil quality as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage.
My Experience: I was sent a bottle of Nordic Naturals Vitamin C Gummies to review. I was especially concerned about my seven year-old son, Braxton who does not like to eat fruits and vegetables that much, so I know he is not getting enough vitamin c in his every day diet. Nordic Naturals Vitamin C Gummies are very tasty supplements that Braxton loves. They taste great! I love them, too. They are the perfect combination of tart and sweet and are all natural so that I am not worried about giving my child some weird chemicals, fillers or fake sweeteners. They are easy to give because Braxton sees them as a treat, so that makes it even better for me.
Further information is available at www.nordicnaturals.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Tropical Mango Omega Boost
What’s velvety smooth, tastes like tropical mangos, and provides omega-3s the whole family will love? Omega Boost, the latest innovation from Nordic Naturals, the #1 fish oil in the U.S! Omega Boost is a delicious way for adults and children to enjoy 525 mg of omega-3s in just one tasty teaspoon. Sugar-free and sweetened with xylitol, Omega Boost is made from purified fish oil from anchovies and sardines, and offers fast absorption of the important omega-3 fats EPA and DHA.
Each 6-oz. bottle contains 35 servings, and has a convenient flip cap for easy pouring. Omega Boost supports heart, brain, and mood health along with healthy immune function. A vast body of research—including over 8,000 clinical studies from researchers around the globe—supports not only the important health benefits of omega-3s, but also reveals a worldwide deficiency of these essential nutrients, even among people who eat generally healthy diets.
“We are committed to correcting the global omega-3 deficiency by supplying pure, fresh, and effective omega-3 supplements in a wide variety of delivery systems, offering something for every palate and lifestyle,” said Dr. Keri Marshall, Nordic Naturals Chief Medical Officer. “Because of its appealing formulation and taste, Omega Boost is a product that is great for the whole family. It can be taken by the spoonful or added to a smoothie.”
Every batch of Nordic Naturals fish oils is third-party tested for environmental toxins, including heavy metals such as mercury, dioxins and PCBs. All fish oils used in Nordic Naturals products are in the triglyceride form and surpass the strictest international standards for purity and freshness. The company offers certificates of analysis upon request.
Based in Watsonville, CA, Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils to help further its mission of correcting the global omega-3 deficiency.
Distributing to more than 35 countries, Nordic Naturals offers over 150 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. As the number one fish oil in the United States, Nordic Naturals has revolutionized omega-3s, pioneering a new definition of fish oil quality as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage.
My Experience: I was sent a bottle of Tropical Mango Omega Boost™ to review. After reading about the benefits of omega-3s, I became concerned that my children were not getting enough of them in their diets. It is easy enough for me to swallow an omega-3 supplement, but children are different. I have two of them that cannot swallow pills. I recently purchased some omega-3 chewables, but my children hate the fishy taste. I was excited to try Tropical Mango Omega Boost™ because I knew that I could 'sneak' it into my children's morning oatmeal without any problems. Upon trying a spoonful of it myself, I thought it tasted great and I can see how it would be easy for me to take every day, but my kids are too picky, so I figured that adding into their oatmeal would be my best bet. I am happy to report that I added it to my son and daughter's oatmeal every day of this past week, and they loved it! If anything, it added a touch of sweetness and fruit flavor, enhancing the taste of their breakfast as well as adding much needed omegas.
Further information is available at www.nordicnaturals.com.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Omega-3s have proven themselves as important building blocks not only for overall health in children but in supporting a child’s ability to learn. Nordic Naturals, the leading manufacturer of omega-3 supplements for kids and adults, announces its Back to School Essentials product promotion, which supports the U.S. Literacy Program for the non-profit Save the Children.
Did you know that literacy is one of the most powerful gifts you can give to another human being? The ability to read can help bring someone out of poverty by providing them education and personal empowerment. Being able to read has also been shown to increase life expectancy. (Read statistics here.) Helping children attain a better education through literacy is the foundation of a better world.
Disclaimer: I received product samples for this post. Any opinions are my own.
Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been the industry leader in fish oils supplementation, setting standards of excellence in the areas of purity, freshness, taste, and sustainability. With a reputation for efficacy and potency, Nordic Naturals products are regularly chosen by independent research and universities with 25 published scientific studies already completed and more than 40 currently underway. Nordic Naturals offers 150 products in a variety of flavors, concentrations, and delivery forms.
Disclaimer: I received samples of the products mentioned above to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.