Questions and answers

Here you will find the most frequently asked questions from our customers on various topics.

NORSAN Products

Do you have a question about our omega-3 oils and capsules? Then you can find the answers here.

Order, shipping, returns

Do you have questions about your order, shipping or a possible return? Then you might find the right answer here.

General questions about omega-3 fatty acids

Do you have a question about omega-3 fatty acids? Then we have a suitable answer for you here.

NORSAN Fishoil

Do you have a question about our natural fish oils from wild catch? Then you can find an answer here.

NORSAN Algae oil

Do you have a question about our vegetable algae oil from sustainable cultivation? Perhaps you can already find the answer here.

General questions about omega-3 fatty acids

Are there signs if the body is not supplied with enough omega-3?

In the case of some diseases, an omega-3 deficiency can be assumed and the course of the disease can be alleviated by the intake of omega-3 fatty acids. In general, the Western diet is mostly associated with an omega-3 deficiency. Direct signs are not really noticed because they are often already part of everyday life and people have learned to live with them (sleep disturbances, lack of concentration, digestive problems, etc.). In addition, many autoimmune diseases can be caused by a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids, although no changes in the body have been noticed before.

How can the body be supplemented with omega-3?

The best alternative is still the conservative method: by eating plenty of fish, such as mackerel, salmon or herring. But as listed in the question “How much omega-3 does fish contain?”, you would need to eat 100 g of herring, 250 g of salmon, or 1.5 kg of trout every day to get enough omega-3 (2 g per day). Another source of omega-3 is flax oil and other plants. However, marine omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) are considered to have more beneficial properties than plant omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). The human body can only convert a small percentage (0.5 – 10.0%) of ALA into EPA and DHA.

How much omega-3 does fish contain?

The omega-3 content of a fish depends on the species. In herring there are about 2 g of omega-3 per 100 g. This makes herring a good natural source of omega-3 fatty acids. Tuna, salmon and mackerel are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, although about 250 g of salmon is required for 2 g of omega-3. In other conventional types of fish, the omega-3 levels are rather low. For example, you need to consume 1.5 kg of trout to absorb 2 g of omega-3.

Is it possible to get enough omega-3 into the body through the daily diet?

Yes, it is theoretically possible. However, you would have to consume large amounts of certain foods. Realistically, however, this is only feasible for very few people. To ensure the intake of about 2 g, the daily dosage recommended by doctors, of omega-3 fatty acids per day, you would have to consume about 100 g of herring, 150 g of tuna, 250 g of salmon, 300 g of mackerel, 1.5 kg of trout or 3 kg of cod per day.

What do I have to bear in mind when taking omega-3 fatty acids and blood-thinning agents at the same time?

The effect of blood-thinning agents can be enhanced by omega-3. The mutual enhancement depends on the type and dose of the preparations used. In this case, you should seek advice from your doctor.

Which omega-3 oil should I take?

When approaching the answer to this question from the mode of action, the ratios of EPA and DHA are crucial. EPA is primarily involved in the regulation of inflammation and DHA is primarily essential for cognitive function and nerve health. Both fatty acids are present in all oils, but in Omega-3 Total proportionally more EPA and in Omega-3 Vegan and Omega-3 Arctic more DHA. Accordingly, a distinction can be made: Metabolism, heart, rheumatism, allergies etc. i.e. all chronic diseases with inflammation involvement -> Omega-3 Total. Dementia, ADHD, brain development during pregnancy rather with Omega-3 Vegan or Arctic.

But first and foremost, every customer should feel good and like the product! After all, in addition to the effect, it is also about taste, price or a general plant-based diet. If you are unsure, we are of course very happy to help you with a personal consultation: 030 555 788 990 (DE) 0800 070 908 (AT).

Why is a good omega-3 important?

Many beneficial properties are attributed to marine omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA). For example, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the following for the maintenance of essential bodily functions that can be attributed to marine omega-3 fatty acids:

  • EPA and DHA contribute to normal heart function.
  • DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
  • DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function
  • DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels
  • Maternal intake of DHA contributes to normal eye and brain development in the fetus and breastfed infant
  • DHA intake contributes to normal development of vision in infants up to 12 months of age

If there is a major imbalance of omega fatty acids, this can lead to silent inflammation in the body. These can develop into major diseases because omega-6 promotes inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect.

NORSAN Algae Oil

Are there heavy metals in the algae oil?

The NORSAN algae oil is cultivated low in pollutants. Due to the sustainable cultivation, the algae and thus also the algae oil are not exposed to the natural pollutants, heavy metals and PCB’S of the world’s oceans. Despite all this, the algae oil is cleaned and checked during production.

From which algae is NORSAN algae oil obtained?

Decisive for the quality of the algae oil is the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the algae. The microalgae, Schizochytrium sp., forms the basis for our vegan algae oil. This type of algae is a marine microalgae and consists of microscopic single-celled algae. This type of algae is native to mangrove forests on tropical coasts. It feeds purely on organic and plant matter, such as dead leaves. The special thing about this alga is that it forms the two so important marine omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA.

How does the sustainability aspect manifest itself in the NORSAN algae oil?

The Omega-3 Vegan is cultivated in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The microalgae we use for Omega-3 Vegan are not sourced from the sea. By cultivating them in artificial seawater, we conserve resources and preserve the nutritional basis for fish. Because fish also enrich their omega-3 content via algae. Thus we do not interfere with the natural ecosystem of the sea and the fish and krill stocks are protected. We are aware of our responsibility towards the sea and its inhabitants and therefore like to give something back. Supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to the protection of marine habitats is particularly close to our hearts.

Is there a big difference between linseed oil and algae oil?

Linseed oil is the native vegetable oil with the highest omega-3 content (over 50%) and its use contributes to a healthy and balanced diet. However, linseed oil does not contain the important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are considered particularly important for health and are contained in the vegetable algae oil. Even though our body can convert the alpha-linolenic acid present in linseed oil into EPA and DHA to a certain degree (conversion factor between 0.5% and 10%), linseed oil is not sufficient to compensate for an EPA or DHA deficit.

A vegetable omega-3 oil with a high marine omega-3 fatty acid content (EPA and DHA) is NORSAN Algae Oil – 100% fish-free.

What criteria are important when choosing a good algae oil?

The following quality factors should be checked:

  • Rich in EPA and DHA (many algae oils contain only DHA).
  • High omega-3 content
  • Extraction of the oil as naturally as possible, no subsequent higher concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in the oil
  • Above all, favorable analytical values such as TOTOX value, heavy metals and PCBs
  • Sustainability
  • Pure vegetable and 100% vegan

Omega-3 Vegan Algae Oil meets these criteria and thus reflects a high quality standard.

NORSAN Fish Oil

Are there heavy metals in NORSAN fish oil and cod oil?

As the oceans become increasingly polluted, this also affects the fish in the world’s oceans. The further up the food chain the fish are, the higher the PCB and heavy metal contamination. For example, sardines have lower levels than cod.

NORSAN oils are carefully purified from PCBs and heavy metals in Norway. Thus, the oils also show best values in this respect: Less than one fifth of the EU maximum limit and comparatively only 2% of the amounts contained in a portion (100 g) of cod.

From which fish are NORSAN fish oils obtained?

Decisive for the quality of the fish oils is the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the fish. NORSAN fish oil comes from sustainable fisheries (wild catch) and is produced in Norway. Mainly for the fish oil small deep sea fish from wild catch like sardines, mackerels and anchovies are caught and immediately processed and cooled on board. The fish come exclusively from the Atlantic. The cod processed in NORSAN Cod Oil also comes from wild catch, from the Arctic Ocean off the Norwegian coast. For both oils, we attach great importance to the freshness of the oil, so that often only 2 to 4 hours pass from catch to processing.

Is there a big difference between linseed oil and fish oil?

Linseed oil is the native vegetable oil with the highest omega-3 content (over 50%) and its use contributes to a healthy and balanced diet. However, linseed oil does not contain the important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are considered particularly important for health and are found in fish and algae oils. Even though our body can convert the alpha-linolenic acid present in linseed oil into EPA and DHA to a certain degree (conversion factor between 0.5% and 10%), linseed oil is not sufficient to compensate for an EPA or DHA deficit.

A vegetable omega-3 oil, with high marine omega-3 fatty acid content (EPA and DHA), is Omega-3 Vegan. With just one teaspoon per day, you take in 2,000 mg of the valuable marine fatty acids – 100% fish-free.

What criteria are important when choosing a good fish oil?

The following quality factors should be checked:

  • Low levels of environmental contaminants and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
  • Sustainable and high quality fishing
  • Pleasant taste
  • Natural fish oil from wild catch
  • Correct dosage

NORSAN fish oils and cod oils meet these criteria and thus reflect a high quality standard.

What is the difference between natural fish oil and a fish oil concentrate?

Many omega-3 products consist of fish oil concentrates, which are extracted by various chemical processes and concentrated higher. As a result, these concentrates often contain only 2-3 different fatty acids. In comparison, the content of a natural fish oil complex consists of over 50 different fatty acids, which contribute positive effects to the body in various ways and are equivalent to eating fish. In addition, the risk of oxidation is lower with natural fish oil, as they are more stable fatty acid compounds.

Olive oil

Is the olive oil suitable for frying?

Like all cold-pressed oils, our olive oil should only be used for the preparation of cold dishes or slightly warm dishes. Through a frying process, the many good ingredients would be lost.

Is the product gluten-free?

Yes, all our products are gluten-free.

Where does the olive oil come from?

The olive oil “Oro del Desierto” that we use in some of our products (Total, Vegan and KIDS) comes from Rafael from Spain and his traditional family farm, where they work according to strict organic guidelines. The olive groves are located in a small valley in Tabernas (Almería) in the south of Spain near Málaga, where there are more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year and the dry, stable climate leads to this special product.

Why is olive oil in the fish and algae oils?

Olive oil has been chosen especially considering its high polyphenol content. Polyphenols from olives are important antioxidants and the polyphenols protect the delicate omega-3 fatty acids on their way through our body. They ensure that the omega-3 fatty acids arrive intact where they are needed.

Omega-3 Arktis

Are there heavy metals in the Omega-3 Arktis?

As the oceans become increasingly polluted, this also affects the fish in the world’s oceans. The further down the food chain the fish are, the higher the levels of PCBs and heavy metals. For example, sardines have a lower value than cod.

NORSAN cod oil is gently purified from PCBs and heavy metals in Norway. Thus, the Omega-3 Arktis oil also shows best values in this respect: Less than one fifth of the EU maximum limit and comparatively only 2% of the amounts contained in a serving (100 g) of cod. If one teaspoon of omega-3 Arctic oil is consumed daily, this represents only about 10% of the average daily intake of PCBs from other foods.

Can you overdose the oil and if so, what happens then?

An overdose is possible, but very difficult to realize. Theoretically, this would require taking about more than a third of the bottle a day. The consequences of an overdose would be:

  • Occurrence of bruises and
  • dilution of the blood.
From which fish is the Omega-3 Arktis fish oil obtained?

The Omega-3 Arktisconsists of a cod oil (rich in DHA). The cod oil contained is from sustainable fisheries (wild catch) and is produced in Norway. Crucial for the quality of the cod oil is the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the cod. The nutrient-rich cold Arctic Ocean, where the cod grows up and lives, ensures a unique and high quality. The natural Omega-3 Arktis Cod Oil comes from wild caught cod. The catch area is located directly off the Norwegian coast. The caught fish is processed within 2 hours. To deliver the catch as fresh as possible, the boats of the fishing fleet enter the harbor every day.

How much iodine is contained in Omega-3 Arktis?

The naturally contained iodine is significantly filtered out during the gentle purification process. Laboratory analyses of NORSAN Omega-3 Arktis confirm an iodine content of < 10 µg per recommended daily dosage (10 ml).

Is the product gluten-free?

Yes, all our products are gluten-free.

What accumulates in the human body in the long term despite low levels of pollutants in the oil?

Our body has the ability to eliminate pollutants. This can be done through the organs skin, kidney, liver, lymph and intestine. Due to the very low level of harmful substances in NORSAN Cod Oil, the intake of cod oil is therefore harmless with regard to toxic ingredients. The low levels of harmful substances are recognized and excreted by our body in a natural way.

What is the average shelf life of a bottle of Omega-3 Arktis oil and how should it be stored?

One bottle of Omega-3 Arktis contains 200 ml. With the recommended daily dosage of 10 ml (1 tablespoon) per day, one bottle will last for about 20 days. The unopened bottle should be stored in a dry place and not above 25 °C. Once opened, you must store the bottle in the refrigerator and consume it within 45 days.

What is the Omega-3 Arktis made of?

Omega-3 Arktis (200 ml) with lemon flavor is a natural high-dose but non-concentrated cod oil from 100% Arctic wild-caught fish.

Ingredients:
Fish oil (cod oil from the North Atlantic), Mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), organic lemon oil.

What is the recommended daily dosage?

The daily recommended dosage is 10 ml, which corresponds to one tablespoon. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.

What is the sustainability aspect of Omega-3 Arktis Oil?

NORSAN has been awarded one of the most prestigious certificates in the industry, “Friend of the Sea”. This guarantees a contribution to the protection of the environment and, above all, of the world’s oceans by an objective inspection body. Among other things, it is intended to ensure that the global marine habitat is preserved. For this reason, we only source our fish from waters that are not overfished and are certified as sustainable by FOS. We also avoid fishing practices that encourage bycatch of endangered species and make our manufacturing processes as energy efficient as possible. In addition, supporting non-profit organizations that actively work to protect the oceans is very close to our hearts. We are therefore always happy to receive new suggestions for sustainable projects and organizations that we can support. You are welcome to send these to us by e-mail.

What is the taste of Omega-3 Arctic Oil?

Primarily, the light lemon note (mild) can be tasted. The oil does not taste fishy and thus has a very pleasant taste without belching.

What percentage of EPA, DHA and vitamins does Omega-3 Arctic oil contain?

The composition of Omega-3 Arctic with cod oil (values calculated on a tbsp (10 ml)):

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) = 700 mg,
DHA (docosanhexaenoic acid) = 1,060 mg,
Vitamin A = 546 IU
Vitamin E = 8.8 mg (mixed tocopherol).

The Omega-3 Arctic is free of iodine.

When and how is it best to take the Omega-3 Arctic?

You can take the Omega-3 Arctic without problems at any time of day. In order for the body to absorb and process the Omega-3 oil optimally, we recommend taking the oil by late afternoon, as bioavailability is best during the day. You are welcome to take the oil with or with a meal – but this is not a must.

When do I take the Omega-3 Arctic and when the Omega-3 Total?

The Omega-3 Total is fish oil, which has a high EPA content. This means that it is particularly responsible for maintaining normal blood lipid levels, blood pressure levels and for supporting heart function, but it is also often taken for its anti-inflammatory effects (e.g. rheumatism). We recommend it as a therapeutic oil when there is already a pre-existing disease/pre-existing condition.

The Omega-3 Arctic is fish oil, which is obtained exclusively from the cod. Here the DHA content is higher and is therefore increasingly used to support brain function and to maintain normal vision. It is an oil which we also recommend for prevention and therefore a lower daily dose is set here, which of course can also be increased.

Omega-3 Capsules

Are there heavy metals in the omega-3 capsules?

As the oceans become increasingly polluted, this also affects the fish in the world’s oceans. The further down the food chain the fish are, the higher the levels of PCBs and heavy metals. For example, sardines have lower levels than cod.

The NORSAN fish oil, which we use for our Omega-3 capsules, is carefully purified from PCBs and heavy metals in Norway. Thus, the oil also shows best values in this respect: Less than one fifth of the EU maximum limit and comparatively only 2% of the amounts contained in a serving (100 g) of cod. If 4 capsules of omega-3 capsules are taken daily, this represents only about 10% of the average daily intake of PCBs from other foods.

Do I have to burp fishy after taking the capsules?

The high quality of the raw materials means that there is no unpleasant belching after taking the omega-3 capsules. The “freshness” of the oil is important. Only four hours pass between the catching of the fish and the processing. The unique and gentle processing and purification process ensures the high quality of NORSAN fish oil. Due to these factors, there is no unpleasant belching after ingestion.

How big is a capsule?

One capsule is about 2.5 cm in size.

How high must the therapeutic dosage be to achieve a positive effect?

The therapeutic dosage is over 2,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day. This corresponds to approx. 5 capsules of omega-3. This dosage recommendation is based on the empirical values of over 3,000 fatty acid analyses and is therefore considered to be empirically tested.

How high should the dosage be for children?

Children and adolescents can also take the omega-3 capsules without any problems. The following rule of thumb should be observed: 2,000 mg omega-3 fatty acids (5 capsules) are suitable for an adult person weighing 70 kg or more. This means that a child weighing 35 kg should take 2 1/2 capsules per day.

Especially for the needs of children, we have developed the Omega-3 Kids. For the good development of a child, the two marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are important. Therefore, Omega-3 Kids contains a combination of cod oil (rich in DHA) and fish oil (rich in EPA) in a suitable ratio.

How much fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids does one capsule contain?

One capsule contains 1 gram of fish oil. This corresponds to 375 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per capsule.

What accumulates in the human body in the long term despite low levels of pollutants in the oil?

Our body has the ability to eliminate pollutants. This can be done via the organs skin, kidney, liver, lymph and intestine. Due to the very low pollutant load of NORSAN fish oil, the intake of fish oil is harmless with regard to toxic ingredients. The small amounts of harmful substances are recognized and excreted by our body in a natural way.

What is the average shelf life of a can of Omega-3 capsules and how should it be stored?

One can of Omega-3 capsules contains 120 capsules. With the recommended daily dosage of 4 capsules per day, one can lasts for about 30 days. The unopened can should be stored in a dry place and not above 25° C. Once you have opened the can, it can continue to be stored dry without any problems – it does not need to be stored in the refrigerator. Please refer to the product for the minimum shelf life.

What is the recommended daily dosage?

The daily recommended dosage is 4 capsules, which contain 1,500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.

What is the sustainability aspect of omega-3 capsules fish oil?

NORSAN has been awarded one of the most prestigious certificates in the industry “Friend of the Sea”. This guarantees a contribution to the protection of the environment and especially the world’s oceans by an objective testing authority. Among other things, it is intended to ensure that the global marine habitat is preserved. For this reason, we only source our fish from waters that are not overfished and are certified as sustainable by FOS. We also avoid fishing practices that encourage bycatch of endangered species and make our manufacturing processes as energy efficient as possible. In addition, supporting non-profit organizations that actively work to protect the oceans is very close to our hearts. We are therefore always happy to receive new suggestions for sustainable projects and organizations that we can support. You are welcome to send these to us by e-mail.

What percentage of EPA, DHA and vitamins do the omega-3 capsules contain?

The composition of the omega-3 total with fish oil (values calculated to one tbsp (8 ml)):

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) = 856 mg,
DHA (docosanhexaenoic acid) = 368 mg,
Vitamin E = 2.4 mg (mixed tocopherol).

When and how do I best take the omega-3 capsules?

You can take the omega-3 capsules without any problems at any time of the day. In order for the body to optimally absorb and process the omega-3 capsules, we recommend taking the capsules by late afternoon, as the bioavailability is best during the day. You can take the capsules before or after a meal – but this is not a must. Please take the capsules with sufficient water.

Which fish oil is contained in the capsules and from which fish does it come?

Decisive for the quality of the omega-3 capsules is the quality of the fish oil and thus the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the fish. The Omega-3 capsules contain the same fish oil that we use for our Omega-3 Total. Fish used for NORSAN fish oil are mainly small deep sea fish from wild catch such as sardines, mackerel and anchovies. These are caught, processed immediately on board and cooled. The fish come exclusively from the Atlantic. The NORSAN fish oil is not extracted as a by-product from the fish liver, but directly from the fish flesh. Often there are only 4 hours between the catch and the transfer to the production.

Which gelatin is used in the products?

The gelatin used in the NORSAN Omega-3 capsules (Total, Arctic, KIDS Jelly) is bovine gelatin. Modified potato starch is used in our Omega-3 Vegan capsules.

Why do the omega-3 capsules consist partly of rosemary extract?

The polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are very sensitive and can easily break down. To protect the delicate fatty acids, the Omega-3 capsules contain rosemary extract as a natural, powerful antioxidant.

Omega-3 Kids

Are there heavy metals in Omega-3 Kids?

As the oceans become increasingly polluted, this also affects the fish in the world’s oceans. The further down the food chain the fish are, the higher the levels of PCBs and heavy metals. For example, sardines have a lower value than cod.

The NORSAN fish oils and cod oils are carefully purified from PCBs and heavy metals in Norway. Thus, the Omega-3 Kids oil also shows best values in this respect: Less than one fifth of the EU maximum limit and comparatively only 2% of the amounts contained in a serving (100 g) of cod. If one teaspoon of Omega-3 Kids Oil is consumed daily, this represents only about 10% of the average daily intake of PCBs from other foods.

Can you overdose the oil and if so, what happens then?

An overdose is possible, but very difficult to realize. Theoretically, this would require taking about more than a third of the bottle a day. The consequences of an overdose would be:

  • Occurrence of bruises and
  • dilution of the blood.
From which fish is the Omega-3 Kids fish oil obtained?

The Omega-3 Kids consists of a cod oil (rich in DHA) and fish oil (rich in EPA). The fish oils contained are from sustainable fisheries (wild caught) and are produced in Norway. Crucial for the quality of the fish oils is the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the fish. Mainly for the fish oil small deep sea fish from wild catch like sardines, mackerels and anchovies are caught and immediately processed and cooled on board. The fish come exclusively from the Atlantic. The cod processed in cod oil also comes from wild catch, from the Arctic Ocean off the Norwegian coast. For both oils we attach great importance to the freshness of the oil, so that from catch to processing often only 2 to 4 hours pass.

Is the product gluten-free?

Yes, all our products are gluten-free.

Is there a vegetable omega-3 oil for vegans or vegetarians?

Linseed and hemp oil have a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of α-linolenic acid (ALA). The problem is that the body must first convert the fatty acid ALA into the actually important fatty acids EPA and DHA. However, our enzymes can only convert a maximum of 10% of ALA into EPA and even a maximum of 0.5% into DHA. Even with a very high intake of ALA, it is therefore not possible to achieve good values for EPA and DHA – the actually important omega-3 fatty acids.

A vegetable omega-3 oil, with high marine omega-3 fatty acid content (EPA and DHA), is Omega-3 Vegan. With just one teaspoon per day, you take in 2,000 mg of the valuable marine fatty acids – 100% fish-free. Omega-3 Vegan can also be taken by children and adolescents without any problems. The following rule of thumb should be observed: 2,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (1 tsp/5 ml) are suitable for an adult person weighing 70 kg or more. This means for example for a 35 kg child 1/2 teaspoon omega-3 per day or 1 teaspoon every 2nd day.

My child has problems taking the oil pure, what can I do?

Taking an oil pure, regardless of whether it is a fish, olive or rapeseed oil, is something unfamiliar for many at first – especially for the youngest among us. We can absolutely understand that, which is why we recommend that you simply integrate the oil into the child’s daily diet. Try adding a teaspoon of Omega-3 Kids to your child’s juice, yogurt or cereal.

What accumulates in the human body in the long term despite low levels of pollutants in the oil?

Our body has the ability to eliminate pollutants. This can be done via the organs skin, kidney, liver, lymph and intestine. Due to the very low level of harmful substances in NORSAN Fish Oil and Cod Oil, the intake of fish oil is therefore harmless with regard to toxic ingredients. The low levels of harmful substances are recognized and excreted by our body in a natural way.

What does Omega-3 Kids consist of?

Omega-3 Kids contains a combination of cod oil (rich in DHA) and fish oil (rich in EPA) in a suitable ratio. To this is added 20% organic cold-pressed olive oil as an antioxidant and organic orange oil for orange flavor.

Ingredients:
Fish oil, olive oil, mixed tocopherol (vitamin E), organic orange oil.

What is the average shelf life of a bottle of Omega-3 Kids oil and how should it be stored?

One bottle of Omega-3 Kids contains 150 ml. With the recommended daily dosage of 5 ml (1 teaspoon) per day, one bottle will last for about 30 days. The unopened bottle should be stored in a dry place and not above 25 °C. Once opened, you must store the bottle in the refrigerator and consume it within 45 days.

What is the recommended daily dose?

The daily dosage varies depending on the age of the child. We recommend:

  • Children 2 to 5 years of age half a teaspoon (2.5 ml) daily.
  • children over 6 years of age one teaspoon (5 ml) daily.

This contains 560 mg of omega-3 fatty acids or 1,120 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.

Do not exceed the recommended daily intake unless otherwise directed by your physician.

What is the sustainability aspect of Omega-3 Kids Oil?

NORSAN has been awarded one of the most prestigious certificates in the industry, “Friend of the Sea”. This guarantees a contribution to the protection of the environment and especially the world’s oceans by an objective testing authority. Among other things, it is intended to ensure that the global marine habitat is preserved. For this reason, we only source our fish from waters that are not overfished and are certified as sustainable by FOS. We also avoid fishing practices that encourage bycatch of endangered species and make our manufacturing processes as energy efficient as possible. In addition, supporting non-profit organizations that actively work to protect the oceans is very close to our hearts. We are therefore always happy to receive new suggestions for sustainable projects and organizations that we can support. You are welcome to send these to us by e-mail.

What is the taste of Omega-3 Kids oil?

The primary taste is of olive oil and orange. The oil does not taste fishy and thus has a very pleasant taste without belching.

What percentage of EPA, DHA and vitamins does Omega-3 Kids oil contain?

The composition of Omega-3 Kids with fish oil and cod oil (values calculated to one tsp (5 ml)):

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) = 530 mg,
DHA (docosanhexaenoic acid) = 371 mg,
Vitamin A = 239 IU
Vitamin E = 3.6 mg (mixed tocopherol).

When and how should my child take Omega-3 Kids?

Omega-3 Kids can be taken at any time of day without any problems. In order for the body to optimally absorb and process the Omega-3 oil, we recommend that the oil be taken by late afternoon, as bioavailability is best during the day. For example, you can give the Omega-3 Kids to your child in the morning in the porridge, yogurt or muesli.

Omega-3 Total

Are there heavy metals in Omega-3 Total fish oil?

As the oceans become increasingly polluted, this also affects the fish in the world’s oceans. The further down the food chain the fish are, the higher the levels of PCBs and heavy metals. For example, sardines have lower levels than cod.

The NORSAN fish oil, which we use for our Omega-3 Total, is carefully purified from PCBs and heavy metals in Norway. Thus, the oil also shows best values in this respect: Less than one fifth of the EU maximum limit and comparatively only 2% of the amounts contained in a serving (100g) of cod. If one tablespoon of total omega-3 oil is consumed daily, this represents only about 10% of the average daily intake of PCBs from other foods.

Can you overdose the oil and if so, what happens then?

An overdose is possible, but very difficult to realize. Theoretically, this would require taking about more than a third of the bottle a day. The consequences of an overdose would be:

  • Occurrence of bruises and
  • dilution of the blood.
From which fish is the Omega-3 Total fish oil obtained?

Decisive for the quality of the fish oil is the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the fish. Mainly small deep-sea fish from wild catches such as sardines, mackerel and anchovies are caught and immediately processed and cooled on board. The fish come exclusively from the Atlantic. The NORSAN fish oil is not extracted as a by-product from the fish liver, but directly from the fish flesh. Often there are only 4 hours between the catch and the transfer to the production.

How high must the therapeutic dosage be to achieve a positive effect?

The therapeutic dosage is over 2,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day. This corresponds to one tablespoon of Omega-3 Total Oil. This dosage recommendation is based on the empirical values of over 3,000 fatty acid analyses and is therefore considered to be empirically tested.

Therefore, for the preventive care of your body, a permanent intake of also one tablespoon of Omega-3 Total per day applies.

How high should the dosage be for children?

Children and adolescents can also take Omega-3 Total without any problems. The following rule of thumb should be observed: 2,000 mg omega-3 fatty acids (1 tablespoon/8 ml) are suitable for an adult person weighing 70 kg or more. For example, for a child weighing 35 kg, this means 1/2 tablespoon or 1 teaspoon of Omega-3 Total per day.

Especially for the needs of children, we have developed the Omega-3 Kids. For the good development of a child, the two marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are important. Therefore, Omega-3 Kids contains a combination of cod oil (rich in DHA) and fish oil (rich in EPA) in a suitable ratio.

I have questions around the contained vitamin D?

A daily dose, 1 tablespoon/8 ml, contains 2000 mg of omega-3 and 20µg of vitamin D3/800 IU.

The vitamin D3 comes from sheep’s wool and is added afterwards in our Omega-3 Total, because the unavoidable step of purifying the fish oil, also removes the vitamin D of the fish from the fish oil.

Is the intake of Omega-3 Total safe for histamine allergy sufferers?

The intake of Omega-3 Total is unproblematic. Due to the poor fat solubility of histamine, professionally produced fish oil is harmless with regard to histamine and therefore has no side effects for people with histamine intolerance.

Is the product gluten-free?

Yes, all our products are gluten-free.

Is there a vegetable omega-3 oil for vegans or vegetarians?

Linseed and hemp oil have a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of α-linolenic acid (ALA). The problem is that the body must first convert the fatty acid ALA into the actually important fatty acids EPA and DHA. However, our enzymes can only convert a maximum of 10% of ALA into EPA and even a maximum of 0.5% into DHA. Even with a very high intake of ALA, it is therefore not possible to achieve good values for EPA and DHA – the actually important omega-3 fatty acids.

A vegetable omega-3 oil, with high marine omega-3 fatty acid content (EPA and DHA), is Omega-3 Vegan. With only one teaspoon per day you take 2,000 mg of the valuable marine fatty acids – 100% fish-free.

What is Omega-3 Total made of?

Omega-3 Total (200 ml) consists of a natural high-dose but not concentrated fish oil from wild-caught fish and an organic cold-pressed olive oil as an antioxidant and an organic lemon oil (Also available as natural).

Ingredients:

Fish oil, olive oil, cholecalciferol (vitamin D), mixed tocopherol (vitamin E), organic lemon oil.

What is the average shelf life of a bottle of Omega-3 Total oil and how should it be stored?

One bottle of Omega-3 Total contains 200 ml. With the recommended daily dosage of 8 ml (1 tablespoon) per day, one bottle will last for about 25 days. The unopened bottle should be stored in a dry place and not above 25° C. Once opened, you must store the bottle in the refrigerator and consume it within 45 days.

What is the recommended daily dosage of Total Oil?

The daily recommended dosage is 8 ml, which corresponds to one tablespoon. Do not exceed the specified recommended daily intake, unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.

What is the sustainability aspect of Omega-3 Total fish oil?

NORSAN has been awarded one of the most prestigious certificates in the industry “Friend of the Sea”. This guarantees a contribution to the protection of the environment and, above all, the world’s oceans by an objective testing body. Among other things, it is intended to ensure that the marine habitat is preserved. For this reason, we only source our fish from waters that are not overfished and are certified as sustainable by FOS. We also avoid fishing practices that encourage bycatch of endangered species and make our manufacturing processes as energy efficient as possible. In addition, supporting non-profit organizations that actively work to protect the oceans is very close to our hearts. We are therefore always happy to receive new suggestions for sustainable projects and organizations that we can support. You are welcome to send these to us by e-mail.

What is the taste of Omega-3 Total oil?

The primary taste is of olive oil. The oil does not taste fishy and thus has a very pleasant taste without belching. The flavor lemon also contains biologsiches lemon oil, which additionally contributes to a positive taste.

What percentage of EPA, DHA, vitamins and protein does Omega-3 Total oil contain?

The composition of Omega-3 Total with fish oil (values calculated to one tablespoon (8 ml)):

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) = 1,120 mg,
DHA (docosanhexaenoic acid) = 536 mg,
Vitamin D = 20 micro-grams / 800 IU,
vitamin E = 3.2 mg (mixed tocopherol) and
protein = 0.0 g, as it was adjusted from it

When and how do I best take Omega-3 Total?

You can take Omega-3 Total at any time of the day without any problems. In order for the body to optimally absorb and process the omega-3 oil, we recommend taking the oil by late afternoon, as according to some studies the bioavailability is best during the day. You are welcome to take the oil with or with a meal – but this is not a must.

Why does the Omega-3 Total consist partly of olive oil?

The Omega-3 Total oil consists of about 25% of a cold-pressed organic olive oil. The olives are harvested early, pressed within a maximum of 4 hours and in this way guarantee a high percentage of polyphenols, which together with the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids have very good antioxidant effects in fish oil. The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are in fact very fragile and can easily break down. To protect the delicate fatty acids, Omega-3 Total oil contains an organic and cold-pressed olive oil with flavonoids as a natural powerful antioxidant.

Omega-3 Vegan

Are there heavy metals in the Omega-3 Vegan?

The Omega-3 Vegan algae oil is cultivated low in pollutants. Due to the sustainable cultivation, the algae and thus also the algae oil are not exposed to the natural pollutants, heavy metals and PCB’S of the world’s oceans. Despite all this, the algae oil is cleaned and checked during production.

Can you overdose the oil and if so, what happens then?

An overdose is possible, but very difficult to realize. Theoretically, this would require taking about more than a third of the bottle a day. The consequences of an overdose would be:

  • Occurrence of bruises and
  • dilution of the blood.
From which algae is the Omega-3 Vegan Algae Oil obtained?

Decisive for the quality of the algae oil is the right selection of the raw material – i.e. the algae. The microalgae, Schizochytrium sp., forms the basis for our vegan algae oil. This type of algae is a marine microalgae and consists of microscopic single-celled algae. This type of algae is native to mangrove forests on tropical coasts. It feeds purely on organic and plant matter, such as dead leaves. The special thing about this alga is that it forms the two so important marine omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA.

How high must the therapeutic dosage be to achieve a positive effect?

The therapeutic dosage is over 2,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day. This corresponds to one teaspoon of Omega-3 Vegan Oil. This dosage recommendation is based on the empirical values of over 3,000 fatty acid analyses and is therefore considered to be empirically tested.

Therefore, for the preventive care of your body, a permanent intake of also one teaspoon of Omega-3 Vegan per day applies.

How high should the dosage be for children?

Children and adolescents can also take the Omega-3 Vegan without any problems. Here, the following rule of thumb should be observed: 2,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (1 tsp/5 ml) are suitable for an adult person weighing 70 kg or more. Means for bspw a 35 kg heavy child results from it 1/2 teaspoon Omega-3 per day or 1 teaspoon every 2. day.<

Especially for the needs of children, we have developed the Omega-3 Kids. For the good development of a child, the two marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are important. Therefore, Omega-3 Kids contains a combination of cod oil (rich in DHA) and fish oil (rich in EPA) in a suitable ratio – as a fish-free alternative, the Omega-3 Vegan is perfectly suitable.

How long does a bottle of Omega-3 Vegan oil last on average and how should it be stored?

One bottle of Omega-3 Vegan contains 100 ml. With the recommended daily dosage of 5 ml (1 teaspoon) per day, one bottle will last for about 20 days. The unopened bottle should be stored in a dry place and not above 25 °C. Once opened, you must store the bottle in the refrigerator and consume it within 30 days.

How much iodine is contained in Omega-3 Vegan?

The naturally contained iodine is significantly filtered out during the gentle purification process. Laboratory analyses of NORSAN Omega-3 Vegan confirm an iodine content of < 1 µg per recommended daily dosage (5 ml).

I have questions about the contained vitamin D in NORSAN Vegan?

A daily dose, 1 teaspoon/5 ml, contains 2,000 mg of Omega-3 and 20µg of vitamin D3/800 IU.

The vitamin D contained in Omega-3 Vegan is vegan. The vegan vitamin D is obtained from lichens (lichen). These are communities of fungi and one or more photosynthetic partners (e.g. green algae, cyanobacteria).

Is the intake of Omega-3 Total safe for histamine allergy sufferers?

The intake of Omega-3 Total is unproblematic. Due to the poor fat solubility of histamine, professionally produced fish oil is harmless with regard to histamine and therefore has no side effects for people with histamine intolerance.

Is the product gluten-free?

Yes, all our products are gluten-free.

What is the Omega-3 Vegan made of?

The Omega-3 Vegan (100 ml) consists of a unique combination, of a vegetable, high-dose algae oil as well as a cold-pressed olive oil from controlled organic cultivation as an antioxidant and an organic lemon oil.

Ingredients:
Algae oil (Schizochytrium sp.), olive oil, humectant (sunflower oil), rosemary extract, antioxidant (tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate), organic lemon oil.

What is the recommended daily dose for the vegan oil?

The recommended daily dosage is 5 ml, which corresponds to one teaspoon. Do not exceed the specified amount of consumption, unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, therapist or pharmacist.

What is the sustainability aspect of the Omega-3 Vegan algae oil?

The Omega-3 Vegan is cultivated in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The microalgae that we use for the Omega-3 Vegan, we do not obtain from the sea. By cultivating them in artificial seawater, we conserve resources and preserve the nutritional basis for fish. Because fish also enrich their omega-3 content via algae. Thus we do not interfere with the natural ecosystem of the sea and the fish and krill stocks are protected. We are aware of our responsibility towards the sea and its inhabitants and therefore like to give something back. Supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to the protection of marine habitats is particularly close to our hearts. Do you know of an interesting project or organization that is worth supporting? Then send us your suggestion by e-mail.

What is the taste of the Omega-3 Vegan oil?

The Omega-3 Vegan has a very pleasant taste. The primary taste is of olive oil as well as the refreshing organic lemon oil. The lemon oil used tastes mild and fresh rather than sour or bitter. The Omega-3 Vegan oil does not taste fishy or like algae and thus has a very pleasant taste without belching.

What percentage of EPA and DHA does Omega-3 Vegan oil contain?

The composition of Omega-3 Vegan with algae oil (values calculated to one tsp (5 ml)):<
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) = 609 mg,
DHA (docosanhexaenoic acid) = 1,158 mg.

What should be considered when taking Omega-3 Vegan?

You can take the Omega-3 Vegan without any problems at any time of day. In order for the body to optimally absorb and process the Omega-3 oil, we recommend taking the oil by late afternoon, as the bioavailability is best during the day. You are welcome to take the oil with or with a meal – but this is not a must.

Why does the Omega-3 Vegan consist partly of olive oil?

The Omega-3 Vegan oil consists of about 25% of a cold-pressed organic olive oil. The olives are harvested early, pressed within a maximum of 4 hours and guarantee in this way a high percentage of polyphenols, which together with the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids have very good antioxidant effects in omega-3 oils. In fact, the polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids are very fragile and can easily break down. To protect the delicate fatty acids, Omega-3 Vegan Oil contains an organic and cold-pressed olive oil with flavonoids as a natural powerful antioxidant.

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Are there shipping costs?

Shipping within Germany or to Austria is done with DHL. Free shipping from an order value of 30.00 €. If the minimum order value is not reached, shipping costs of 4,00€ will be charged.

For all other European countries there are also shipping costs of 4,00€, for an invoice amount up to 30,00€. After that, shipping and delivery is free of charge.

Delivery to Switzerland is not possible. You can order directly in Switzerland through our distributor www.swissmedicalplus.ch!

Do you also deliver to Switzerland?

Delivery to Switzerland is not possible. You can order directly in Switzerland via our distribution partner www.swissmedicalplus.ch.

I got an info from DHL that my package was damaged. What does it mean?

If you have received this notification from DHL, your goods were damaged during delivery. This is usually a broken bottle or the like. The delivery will then be repacked by DHL and sent back to us. You are welcome to contact us directly after you receive the information from DHL and we will resend your order.

I have a question about my received order.

If your package, the goods or the invoice does not meet your expectations or you have general questions about your received order, please contact us directly: by mail post@norsan.de or by phone: 030 555 788 990.

My package does not arrive. What can I do?

If you have not received your shipment within 5 working days, please send us a short feedback so that we can jointly track the current status of your package at DHL or with us (030 555 788 990 or by mail: post@norsan.de).

What options do I have to order?

You have several options to order from us:

  • By online store: simply put the products of your choice in the shopping cart, enter your data, desired payment method, confirm the order and a few days later you will receive your omega-3 oils or capsules.
  • By phone: You can place an order with us by phone at any time. Regardless of whether you are shopping for the 1st time or not. If you cannot reach us by phone, please leave a message or your order on our answering machine. We will call you back as soon as possible or take the order immediately. Our telephone number: 030 555 788 990
  • By mail: Feel free to send us your order by mail, it will be processed immediately. Of course we will confirm your order. Our e-mail address: post@norsan.de
  • By fax: You are welcome to order by fax using a NORSAN order form or a form of your choice. Important here, please include your contact information so that we can contact you if we have any questions. Our fax number: 030 555 788 999
  • By order card: You are also welcome to place your order by mail. Either with a NORSAN order card or a card/letter of your choice. Our address: San Omega GmbH, Gubener Str. 47, 10243 Berlin.