I am a big believer in the power of taking fish oil. I began taking prenatal vitamins with a DHA component as soon as my husband and I got married. I knew it wouldn't be long before we would be expecting, and I wanted to make sure I was not lacking any nutrients that would benefit a growing baby. DHA, docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, is critical for brain and eye development as well as the development of the central nervous system. Most women do not get enough DHA in their diets, which is why so many choose to supplement like I did.
Now, I have tried a wide variety of fish oils in the past. I have tried expensive fish oil, cheap fish oil, plain ole DHA and the like, but my main complaint with most products is the disgusting aftertaste. I remember being pregnant with my first son and constantly burping up a horrendous fish taste. It made me so sick to my stomach and queasy. It finally got to the point that I thought if I burped one more time, I would be urgently running to the bathroom to, well, you get the picture.
I have come to realize there are so many things I like about this product. For starters, the pills are lemon flavored. The first thing I realized was that I never experienced fishy burps. None. It was so refreshing! I later learned that fishy burps are a sign of poor quality fish oil. Nordic Naturals is guaranteed pure and is tested by a third party to ensure quality and freshness.
I also love that the Ultimate Omega D3 contain 1000 IUs of D3. Vitamin D is important and aids in your absorption of calcium. Vitamin D3 is the natural form produced by the body and is more easily absorbed. Vitamin D3 also helps improve your bone strength, immune system, and mood. My husband has had issues with vitamin D deficiency and I love that I only need to buy one supplement now instead of two.
I was very impressed to see the wide variety of products that are tailored to individual needs. For example, there is Omega LDL for those who needs extra support when it comes to cholesterol. There's Omega Probiotic to promote gastrointestinal health, and Omega Vision with concentrated DHA for eye function. To view all the Nordic Naturals products you can visit www.nordicnaturals.com. They even have, Nordic Berries, a chewable multivitamin for the toddler in your life. My son loves them! He calls them "vitamin treats."
Not only am I happy with Nordic Naturals for their product, but I admire their company too. They operate out of a LEED certified facility and take great pride that their company has such a green building, complete with cork floors. They truly do have health and the environment at the heart of what they do.
Nordic Naturals has given me this product to review. I was not given the product in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.