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FAQ

Nordic Nutraceuticals and its products

The Nordic Nutraceuticals brand was founded in 2017 as a part of the Danish company Biosym – which was itself founded in 1986 by Kurt Winberg Nielsen and his son, Kim Nielsen. Kurt Winberg Nielsen was the founder of Biopathy in Denmark. He was a Danish Naturopath practitioner, educator and impressive author with a true Scandinavian outlook. Both Biosym and Nordic Nutraceuticals are today part of the the Finnish family-owned business OY Verman AB, which has been producing dietary supplements since 1987.

On the UK territory you can buy our products directly on this website or on our Amazon.co.uk store.

Furthermore our company's products are available in leading retailers across Europe under different branding. Find our products in the following countries:

Denmark - under the brand name Biosym. Found in the top Danish retailer shops such as Helsam, Matas, Med24 and others.

Sweden - Under the brand name OmniSym Pharma.

Germany - Under the brand name Boma Lecithin, as well as on Amazon.de and other local pharmacies and retailers.

Norway - www.arnika.no under the brand name Biosym.

Spain - Anni's Vital Shop under the brand name Biosym.

Finland - Under the brand name OmniVegan, in selected pharmacies and health stores.

Mini guide to the use of food supplements

Nordic Nutraceuticals recommends that you take your supplements in combination with your main meals, as this is when your digestion is active and bioavailability is as high as possible. If you take more tablets / capsules of the same product, it is preferable to break up the dose, for example during morning and evening meals.

Yes, you are allowed to open the capsules / crush the tablets and mix them up in something, for example, liquid or yogurt, as long as you ingest it immediately.

Without gluten and lactose and for vegetarians and vegans

Most of Nordic Nutraceuticals products are registered with either The Vegetarian Society and/or The Vegan Society. The registration with these organizations assures you these products are guaranteed to be 100% vegetarian / vegan products. Both organizations are located in England.

All Nordic Nutraceuticals products are free from gluten and lactose. Common allergens are banned in our preparations.

Quality and sustainability in Biosym marine oil products

Nordic Nutraceuticals/Biosym was one of the first companies to introduce fish oils to the Danish market back in the 1980s. We therefore have extensive experience with the quality and purity of fish oils. Nordic Nutraceuticals always commits to the quality and purity of our products and has therefore chosen to introduce the quality mark Nordic Pure®. With Nordic Pure®, users can learn about the purity analysis of Nordic Nutraceuticals marine and plant-based oils – analysis which is conducted by an independent Danish laboratory. Via entering the Batchnr./L-nr. on our website, you will be able to gain access to the analytical results for the exact product you have purchased. Nordic Nutraceuticals product OmniVegan Omega-3 is included in the Nordic Pure® analysis process, where you can check the purity levels of the marine oil contained in the product.

The body's use of nutrients in the products

Bioavailability means digestibility and availability in the body. When we consume, for example, a vitamin product, the vitamin is absorbed from the intestine and enters the body, so the vitamin should be in a form that is accessible and useful to the body.

Phospholipids are essential components of cell membranes of the body. Nordic Nutraceuticals use phospholipids in a number of products because phospholipids contribute to the efficient use and bioavailability of the active nutrients.

Nordic Nutraceuticals use the activated B-vitamins to ensure effective bioavailability of these essential vitamins in the body. These activated forms do not require conversion in the body to be absorbed, as is the case with the more commonly used forms.

The absorption of different types of minerals may vary greatly, depending on the substances they are bonded to.
A mineral or trace element, as we know it in supplements, consist of two parts:
1. A chemical element. This is the active part to be absorbed from the intestine and transported into tissues and cells, where it is included as construction elements in the body’s structure, for example. calcium in the bones, or to activate biochemical processes. Zinc, Copper and Manganese act as components and precursors of enzymes and antioxidants.
2. A so-called ligand (ligare of: binding together), to which the nutrient is bonded. It may be an ion (a second element), a molecule or a group of substances. The element is, as mentioned, the active part of the mineral, but the ligand is essential for the bioavailability, i.e. the proportion of the ingested mineral that the body can absorb and utilize. The stronger the bond between the element and the ligand, the greater the bioavailability. As a rule of thumb, simple ligands (inorganic minerals) create weak bonds. For example, oxides (oxygen ligand), chlorides (chlorine ligand), sulphates (sulphur ligand) and carbonates (carbon-ligand).
The organic ligands, however, form much stronger bonds, and as a general rule, will increase the complexity and hence bioavailability. Examples include gluconates, lactates and citrates, which are all more easily absorbed than inorganic minerals.

Labels and understanding them

NRV stands for Nutrient Reference Value. NRV is indicated on all Nordic Nutraceuticals product labels where relevant.
The purpose of the nutrient reference value is to make it easier to compare the content of vitamins and minerals in various products. For example, it is easier to see that a product containing 25% of the nutrient reference value of vitamin C contains more vitamin C than a product containing 15% of the nutrient reference value for this vitamin.
Nutrient reference value is not an indication of the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals per day. It is purely for comparative means.
The values of the nutrient reference value are an indication of the average need for vitamins and minerals for adults. The average requirement, however, differs from person to person, as the need is very individual. For example, the needs of men and women, the young and the elderly are very different. Therefore, one cannot say that the values are an indication of the amount of vitamins or minerals recommended per day.

µg refers to micrograms and can also be specified mcg. One microgram of a 1,000-fraction of a milligram, which in turn is a 1000-fraction of a gram.