Does the best water in the world come from a remote mountain lake in Norway? It probably does!
Read on to find out why we partner with Lofoten Arctic Water and their amazing water, beautiful design and sustainable product solutions.
Norway is known for its high standard of living and amazing quality of life. So amazing in fact, that it has been the best country in the world to live in by the United Nations Human Development Report for 15 years in a row! Wow!
But how come?
THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NORWAY
Well, next to a substantial annual income (you need that to cover the relatively high living costs though), a great health care system and great public education, the quality of air and water in Norway are outstanding.
This means not only do the people in Norway have access to pure water and air, but also that they can export a variety of products that benefit from these pure resources.
One of these export products is fish oil or omega-3 supplements.
WHY NORWEGIAN OMEGA-3 FISH OIL IS SO GOOD!
Fish oil has been used as a natural remedy in Norway for centuries and still today, many people consume it on a daily basis for its incredible health benefits.
The Wild Water sourced Omega-3 with Norway Omega, is 12x Distilled at the state-of-the-art production area in Ålesund on the West Coast of Norway.
HOW TO TAKE YOUR OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENT?
Your supplement might come in a liquid or capsule form. Here at Omega 3 of Norway we sell high-quality capsules including 500 mg of fish oil with a minimum of 65 % of EPA and DHA. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are fatty acids that have positive effects on our body such as helping to reduce inflammations, steadying our heart rhythm or improving our skin and memory.
So, when buying a supplement, make sure you check for the concentration of those two fatty acids, as their concentration influences the efficiency of the supplement.
A PROTECTIVE CAPSULE
We prefer to offer our products in capsules because this helps them to stay fresh longer as they are not exposed to air like the liquid form of fish oil that is sold in bottles. This exposure to oxygen can cause oxidation in the fish oil, which eventually leads to deconstructing the molecules and causing it to become rancid and go off.
TAKE YOUR SUPPLEMENT WITH Fatty FOOD
A commonly asked question is, if you can take omega – 3 – supplement on an empty stomach. While you can do that, researchers point out that fatty acids are best consumed with food that contains a lot of fat, as this will stimulate the absorption of the omega – 3. In general it is recommended that you take your omega – 3 with a glass of water and just before having a meal containing other types of fat.
WHY WE CHOSE LOFOTEN ARCTIC WATER
We care a lot about keeping our product as clean and high-quality as possible, and so does Lofoten Arctic Water. Just like Omega 3 of Norway, they use the natural pure water from Norway to create a great product, use sustainable materials and a beautiful, timeless design.
Taking your Omega 3 of Norway with Lofoten Arctic Water is the perfect synergy of Norwegian quality and purity – helping you to stay hydrated and well nourished even on your most stressful days.
With Lofoten water you get all the benefits of Norway’s purest soft water with super low TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), giving it a noticeable smooth texture and smoothness. This unpolluted freshwater is directly sourced from the mountainous lakes in the Lofoten and is not distilled! It is processed only 9km from its source in the company’s facilities in Gravdal and has won the Best Taste Natural Still Water Award 6 times already!
The health benefits of Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids are very healthy for your mind and body and play an essential role in many processes in our metabolism. Omega-3 supplements contain the polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA which have a lot of health benefits that have been studies for decades.
Omega-3s are a natural anti-inflammatory and therefore come with a lot of positive side effects for people who are affected by inflammatory diseases or conditions such as arthritis. But it also helps to reduce overall inflammations in the body caused by stress and can support our immune system.
EPA and DHA are probably best known for their positive effect on heart health. They have been shown to contribute to reducing triglyceride levels in the blood and can prevent the formation of blood clots and plaque, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Taking Omega-3 supplements are therefore often prescribed as a prevention for a variety of cardiovascular conditions.
But even before we are born, Omega-3 fatty acids are important: EPA and DHA are important building blocks for our cells. DHA for example is a main component of the retina in our eyes and braincells. This is why pregnant women can benefit from taking additional omega-3 supplements and even while breastfeeding.
But it doesn’t stop there: omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to have a positive effect on our mental health. A new meta-analysis shows that some nutritional supplements can function as an effective additional treatment for some mental disorders. The strongest evidence has been found for omega – 3 supplements as an add-on treatment for major depression. It can go as far as to reduce symptoms beyond the effects of antidepressants alone. With findings like this, the role of nutrition in mental health is becoming increasingly acknowledged.
We care a lot about sustainability and the ecological footprint of our products.
This is why we chose containers that contain recycled ocean plastic and are built to last you for a long time! You can refill our fish oil or krill oil bottles easily with your new order of omega-3 supplement and help to reduce extra packaging and waste.