Sunday, December 26, 2010

Nordic Naturals Gummy Worms Review

Omega 3 Fatty acids are essential nutrients (meaning our bodies cannot make them and must obtain them from food). There are two ways to get your Omega 3's: 

~In the form of EPA and DHA from fatty fish.
~In the form of ALA from some vegetable oils, flaxseed, walnuts, and some green vegetables (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, salad greens). ALA is partially converted to EPA and DHA in the body. 

Recent studies have shown the Omega 3's to be very important nutrients in our diet. It is recommended that we eat at least one form of Omega 3 each day. Why do we need these fatty acids?? To answer that I am going to quote Dr. Frank Sachs, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Harvard School of Public Health:

"We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke. New studies are identifying potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis."

Pretty amazing stuff right?? We should all be watching how much Omegas we get into our diet. But, what about our children?!? How easy it is for you to get your child to eat FISH or BRUSSEL SPROUTS daily???? Lucky for us, Nordic Naturals has made Omega 3 Gummy Worms in a strawberry flavor. :-) My munchkin eats them and loves them!! 

I am a big fan of Nordic Naturals. I love that they are a environmentally responsible company (they developed an entire website dedicated to outlining their enviromental practices HERE) and that when it comes to testing their products they give 110%. According to their website, there are currently no standards for testing Fish oil products in the United States (and considering the MERCURY levels that come from certain fish there really should be) so Nordic Naturals adheres to and surpasses the International Pharmaceutical Standards for fish oil quality. They show no dectectable heavy metals when tested down to 0.01 PPM (which is ten times below that of the Norwegian Medical Standard). 
Can't you see that I LOVE Nordic Naturals?? Try them, I know you will too.

I received product for the purpose of a review. All opinions in this article or entirely my own and I stand behind them!!


  1. Hmm, What a great idea My kids eat gummy worms by the dozens! I would love to sneak these in

  2. Sounds like a great product...I will definitely be checking it out!

  3. My two-year old loves the Nordic Naturals Nordic Berries.

  4. Oooh, very interesting. Sounds like a good way to get those Omega's in!

  5. I hate fish but know how important the Omegas are! I should really check These OUt!

  6. you can request all kinds of free samples from Nordic Naturals at

  7. I like gummy worms so I'm sure these are tasty!

  8. What a good way to get in your Omega 3's.


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