NORSAN fish oil

100% natural fish oil from wild catch

The fish catches are carefully selected according to the following basic criteria:

  • Fishing method, sustainability and fishing area
  • Extraction and purification of the fish oil
  • Particularly advantageous analytical parameters such as TOTOX value, heavy metals and PCBs
Our team combines more than 30 years of industry experience, which we use to manufacture the best products. As a starting point, we select fish catches and suppliers that we classify as safe and that guarantee a high level of transparency in the way we work.

The NORSAN fish oil can be considered the best omega-3 oil for therapeutic purposes:

  • High proportion of omega-3 fatty acids (up to 35%)
  • A particularly high proportion of omega-3 EPA and a ratio of at least 2:1 compared to omega-3 DHA

In order to guarantee the high requirements in terms of quality and properties of our NORSAN fish oil, we pay attention to high standards when catching the fish, which are checked and certified by independent organizations such as IFOS (5 star rating) and Friend of the Sea. The oil stems from wild-catch of small fish such as mackerel , anchovies and sardines.

Natural fish oil from wild catch

“Keep your food as natural as possible”. Guided with this principle, we always – and with no exceptions – use the natural fish oil complex from the fish, and never any chemically changed fish-oil concentrates. This natural fish oil complex contains a high proportion of up to 35% of the valuable omega-3 fatty acids.

A natural fish oil like the NORSAN fish oil contains more than 50 different fatty acids. In a concentrated fish oil product, this natural composition is destroyed in order to increase the omega-3 proportion. Little is known about how these concentrated oils behaves in the body after consumption. Natural, non-concentrated products are recommended in order to achieve similarly good effects as when consuming oily fish. This is deeply anchored in our beliefs and philosophy, so we never fall for the temptetion to apply concentrates.  

Extraction and purification

The crude oil is obtained by gently heating and pressing the fish. The application of heat is unfortunately inevitable in this step. Nevertheless, in combination with vaccum pressure, the fatty acids are preserved in their natural form.

An oxygen-free processing environment is guaranteed for NORSAN fish oil, so that our oil is optimally protected against oxidation. Oxidation causes a fishy odor and has an unpleasant effect on the taste. The TOTOX value – the oxidation value or “freshness” value of the oil (the lower, the fresher) – is mostly is in the low ranger of 10 to 13, confirms the freshness of the oil.

As the marine habitat is unfortunately increasingly being contaminated by heavy metals and chemicals, its inhabitants also take in these pollutants through their diet. For this reason, it is necessary to carefully cleanse the raw fish oil and remove any potential harmful substances.

For this purpose, we use a modern facility in Norway, which in a unique way ensures the filtration and purification of heavy metals, pollutants and PCBs from the oil and at the same time maintains the qualities of the fish oil. The special refining process relies on effective and unique 3-fold cleaning during the first 3 process steps.

While the usual procedures in the industry only rely on a rough cleaning in 2 steps, we also carry out a special micro-distillation in which remaining pollutants are precisely filtered out.

Sustainability and quality

NORSAN fish oil is FOS certified and is obtained from fish that all come from waters that are certified by FOS as sustainable. FOS criteria include that:

  • Oils stem from fish stocks that are not overfished.
  • Prevention of fishing practices involving the by-catch of endangered species.
  • Reduction of fishing practices that have an negative impact on the ecosystem.
  • The fishery and oil extraction is energy efficient.
  • Practices include high standards of social responsibility.

We appreciate the fact that we can harvest the high-quality raw materials from the sea. And we are aware of our responsibility towards the sea in this role. That is why we consider sustainability and the preservation of fish stocks to be the top criteria when selecting the oil. We work according to strict ethical and formal rules.

 We follow a full transparency with respect to test results and lab reports. Click on the following botton to see certificates for our raw materials and finished products.  

Why is a high EPA content important?

Omega-3 EPA fatty acids are of central importance in controlling inflammatory processes in the body.

  • Omega-3 EPA fatty acids are the starting point for the anti-inflammatory hormone prostaglandins type 3 (PGE3). As an eicosanoid, this hormone is the antagonist of the inflammatory hormone prostaglandin type 2 (PGE2), of which the omega-6 fatty acid (arachidonic acid) is the starting material. In this way, EPA curbs the pro-inflammatory effects of PGE2 from arachidonic acid. Side note: Aspirin also attacks the symptoms of PGE2.
  • EPA can be converted into DHA. This fatty acid also has anti-inflammatory functions.
  • A high proportion of omega-3 EPA in the body slows down the conversion capacity for the omega-6 fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6 share the conversion capacity in the body). This indirect effect thus inhibits the formation of the omega-6 arachidonic acid in the body.

The ratio of EPA to DHA in Omega-3 Total is approximately 2: 1. This has proven to be effective in balancing an omega-6/3 imbalance in the body (based on more than 3.000 individual fatty acid analyzes in Germany).

Products with NORSAN fish oil

Natural wild-caught fish oil from sustainable fisheries

  • Omega-3 Total Oil

    (13,50 €/100 ml) Beneficial for heart, vision and brain
    • Natural wild-caught fish oil from sustainable fisheries
    • 2,000 mg of omega-3 per daily dose (1 tablespoon)
    • High EPA content
    • 100% natural – not concentrated
    • Cold-pressed organic olive oil as antioxidant
    • Vitamine D3 (800 IU)
    • Pleasant taste: lemon or plain flavour
    • Cleared of pollutants, PCBs and heavy metals
  • Omega-3 Total Capsules

    (17,68 €/100 g)
    Beneficial for the heart, eyes and brain
    • Natural wild-caught fish oil from sustainable fisheries
    • 1.500 mg of omega-3 per daily dose (4 capsules)
    • High EPA content
    • No reflux
    • Cleared of pollutants, PCBs and heavy metals
    • Rosemary extract as an antioxidant
    • Perfect when travelling
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    Omega-3 Total Oil + Capsules

    (13,50 €/100 ml) Beneficial for heart, vision and brain
    • Combination package of Omega-3 Total oil (200ml) and Omega-3 Total Capsules (120cps)
    • Price advantage of 10%
    • Ideal if trying what is the best option for you
  • Omega-3 Kids Jelly

    For the good physical and mental development of your child
    • With natural fish oil from wild-caught sustainable fisheries
    • 250 mg of omega-3 per gelled tablet
    • Easy to take – chewable !
    • Delicious fruity strawberry and lemon flavour – no added sugar
  • Omega-3 Kids Oil

    (13 €/100 ml)
    For the good physical and mental development
    • 1.120 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per daily dose (1 teaspoon)
    • Particularly suitable for children (from 2 years old)
    • Pleasant and fruity taste (orange flavour)
    • Free of pollutants, PCBs and heavy metals
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    Omega-3 Kids Oil + Jelly

    (14 €/100 ml)
    For the good physical and mental development
    • Combination package of Omega-3 KIDs oil (150 ml) and Omega-3 Jellies (45 gels)
    • Price advantage of 10%
    • Ideal if trying both KIDs product options