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Fish Oil and Vitamin D: The Perfect Winter Synergy

Fish Oil and Vitamin D: The Perfect Winter Synergy

As winter approaches and the daylight hours shorten, it’s time to remember the importance of getting adequate levels of vitamin D. Recent research indicates that many individuals have too little vitamin D for optimum health, and vitamin D deficiency is increasingly recognized as a worldwide epidemic.

In fact, around half of New Zealand adults have insufficient vitamin D intake and 4% of women and 2% of men are Vitamin D deficient.* Long known for its role in building strong bones, vitamin D has also been shown to play other key roles in optimizing health, such as supporting immune function, healthy cell division, and helping regulate mood and sleep rhythms.*

Sunlight is the primary source of vitamin D, as the human body produces vitamin D only after sufficient exposure to ultraviolet light (UVB). For this reason, factors that limit skin exposure to sunlight play a major role in determining an individual’s risk of deficiency.

Geographic location, the season, the amount of time spent outdoors, the use of sunscreen, skin pigmentation, age, weight, and digestive health are all factors that influence the body’s ability to produce and absorb vitamin D.

Nordic Naturals adds natural vitamin D3 to many of its fish oil products, providing a safe, easy, and reliable way to ensure adequate vitamin D levels, particularly in winter months. Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is the natural form of vitamin D that is best absorbed and utilized by the body. Nordic Naturals fish oil plus vitamin D3 products are an ideal way to receive the many health benefits of both vitamin D and the omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA.

Omega-3s (EPA+DHA) are required for optimal health but cannot be made by the body, and must therefore be obtained through diet or supplementation. An impressive and growing body of scientific research links omega-3s to the health and function of the heart, brain, metabolism, and nervous and immune systems.* Experts recommend purified fish oil as the healthiest, most reliable source of omega-3s, and thousands of clinical studies have verified that adequate intake of both omega-3s and vitamin D are crucial to achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellness.

Nordic Naturals Arctic-D™ Cod Liver Oil is a great choice. It provides 1000 I.U.s of vitamin D3 per serving, which meets the recommended intake for children and adults. And unlike many brands on the market, Nordic Naturals Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil is guaranteed to be made from 100% Arctic cod livers – no fish body oils or synthetic additives are ever used. Arctic cod (or Skrei) contains the highest omega-3 content of any cod species. Most importantly, Nordic Naturals patented manufacturing technology ensures industry-leading purity and freshness, and a great lemon taste with no fishy smell, taste, or aftertaste.

Try supplementing your family’s diet with:

Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil Made from 100% Arctic cod livers

Provides 1.3 grams omega-3s (EPA+DHA) per teaspoon

Provides 1000 I.U. of vitamin D3 per teaspoon

Supports a healthy heart, brain, mood, and immune system*

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