Nordic Naturals Inc.
For 25 years Nordic Natural has been committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective nutrients essential to health, starting with premium omega-3 fish oils. Because everyone needs omega-3s to be healthy—all 37+ trillion cells use omega-3 fats to function—these key nutrients are a foundation for good health. Nordic Naturals also offers a growing selection of non-omega-3 products for a comprehensive approach to supplemental nutrition. Their research-backed probiotics are paired with prebiotics to synergistically support immune and digestive health, and they offer vitamins, minerals, other essential nutrients in a variety of delivery forms to help people of all ages get the nutrients they need for optimal health. The company was founded in 1995 by Norwegian Joar Opheim who had come to the U.S. for business school. Once here, he realized that the fish oil that he and other Norwegians had grown up with was nowhere to be found. All the U.S. market had to offer was low-quality, rancid fish oil. So, on trips back home he would take an extra suitcase to fill with bottles of fresh cod liver oil to share with his American friends. Starting with those first suitcases of fish oil, Nordic Naturals has grown into a premium supplement brand with a global reach. Even from the company’s early days, Nordic Naturals has always been mindful of its impact on people and the planet. They make careful business decisions in order to always offer customers the purest essential nutrients, made with manufacturing technologies that are sustainable well into the future. These efforts have enabled them to maintain Friend of the Sea certification for all fish oils. Like their manufacturing facility in Norway, their corporate headquarters in Watsonville, California is ‘green’ too, earning the coveted LEED® Gold Certification in 2011 from the U.S. Green Building Council.