Arctic on Pharma congress

Meeting with 7.000 Pharmacists and Visitors!

Hogne Hallaråker, CEO of Arctic Nutrition, is one of the speakers at "The Biggest Pharmaceutics Meeting" in Istanbul, September 22-24th 2016.

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herring for the brain

Often viewed as inferior to salmon roe, herring roe may be the next breakthrough in DHA, writes Nadia Badarudin in New Straits Times, Malaysian newspaper.

WE need good fats to nourish our brains. Good fats, Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to ensure that the brain and nervous system function at their optimum level. DHA or decosahexaenoic acid is an Omega-3 fatty acid most abundant in our brains. Just like calcium to the bones, the brain cannot function without DHA. Studies show that DHA plays a major role in cognitive and eye health, and also helps lower the risk of heart disease if consumed as part of a healthy diet. Both growing and ageing brains need DHA, with the first two years of life being the most important time to get enough of this nutrient. Infants, pregnant women, nursing mothers, growing children and senior citizens are the groups of people who need DHA the most.

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Ingredients insight talks to Hogne Hallaråker

Straight from the source

Omega-3 is widely regarded as being useful for remedying aches, pains and cardiovascular conditions. Ingredients Insight talks to Hogne Hallaråker, CEO of Arctic Nutrition, about the health benefits of the company’s new Romega brand of omega-3 supplements.



Arctic in Norwegian press

Lagar proteinpulver av silderogn 

Eit smaks- og luktfritt pulver frå silderogn er siste nyvinninga fra Arctic Nutrition i Hovdebygda.

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Arctic Nutrition makes formal US market entry with omega-3, protein ingredients from herring roe

Norwegian firm Arctic Nutrition AS has achieved market penetration with the formal launch in the US market of its Romega phospholipid omega-3 ingredient sourced from herring roe. The ingredient made its market splash at the Supply Side West trade show last week in Las Vegas, NV.

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Herring caviar fish oil in Asia

ASX-Listed Holista CollTech Unveils Herring Caviar Fish Oil in Asia; “3rd Generation” Omega 3 Significantly Higher Rate of Absorbing Nutrients

A “third-generation” Omega 3 supplement sourced from premium Norwegian herring caviar and clinically proven to have significantly higher absorption rate of nutrients than competitors was launched today in Asia by Australian-listed Holista CollTech Ltd (“Holista”).

Biotechnology company Holista, whose PRISTIN brand, which has been the leader of the Omega 3 supplements market in Malaysia for six years, said the premium PRISTIN MOPL® (“Marine Omega Phospholipids”) incorporates caviar from sustainably harvested herring supplied by Arctic Nutrition of Norway.

To be sold in Asia alongside the current PRISTIN range, Holista – a distributor of natural supplements and wellness products – is positioning it as a premium product in the fast-growing Omega-3 market, estimated to be worth US$1.6 billion a year currently. Holista has exclusive distribution rights for MOPL® in the ASEAN region.

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Originates adds ultra potent O-3 phospolipid form

Originates adds ultra potent omega-3 phospholipid form to further expand broad product portfolio

Originates has expanded its broad portfolio of omega-3 ingredients for the U.S. and Canadian markets to include Romega®, a phospholipid-bound DHA manufactured by Arctic Nutrition. A unique source of omega-3, Romega is gently extracted from herring caviar and blended with fish oil for optimal viscosity. Sourced from sustainable MSC-certified wild catch fisheries in Norway, Romega contains the highest level of phospholipid-bound DHA on the market.

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Lei Liu et al, Journal of Lipid Research Volume 55, 2014


Long-chain PUFAs (LCPUFAs) occur in foods primarily in the natural lipid classes, triacylglycerols (TAGs) or phospholipids (PLs). We studied the relative efficacy of the neural omega-3 DHA provided in formula to growing piglets as a dose of13C-DHA bound to either TAG or phosphatidylcholine (PC). Piglets were assigned to identical formula-based diets from early life and provided with TAG-13C-DHA or PC-13C-DHA orally at 16 days. Days later, piglet organs were analyzed for13C-DHA and other FA metabolites. PC-13C-DHA was 1.9-fold more efficacious for brain gray matter DHA accretion than TAG-13C-DHA, and was similarly more efficacious in gray matter synaptosomes, retina, liver, and red blood cells (RBCs). Liver labeling was greatest, implying initial processing in that organ followed by export to other organs, and suggesting that transfer from gut to bloodstream to liver in part drove the difference in relative efficacy for tissue accretion. Apparent retroconversion to 22:5n-3 was more than double for PC-13C-DHA and was more prominent in neural tissue than in liver or RBCs. These data directly support greater efficacy for PC as a carrier for LCPUFAs compared with TAG, consistent with previous studies of arachidonic acid and DHA measured in other species.

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Herring roe is an underutilized source of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for human consumption with high phospholipid (PL) content. Studies have shown that PL may improve bioavailability of n-3 PUFAs. Arctic Nutrition’s herring roe product MOPL™30 is a PL: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich fish oil mixture, with a DHA:eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) ratio of about 3:1, which is also rich in choline. In this pilot study, we determined if MOPL30 could favorably affect plasma lipid parameters and glucose tolerance in healthy young adults.

Twenty female and one male adults, between 22 and 26 years of age, participated in the study. Participants took encapsulated MOPL30, 2.4 g/d EPA + DHA, for 14 days, and completed a three-day weighed food record before and during the capsule intake. Plasma lipids and their fatty acid (FA) composition, plasma and red blood cell (RBC) phosphatidylcholine (PC) FA composition, acylcarnitines, choline, betaine and insulin were measured before and after supplementation (n = 21), and one and four weeks after discontinuation of supplementation (n = 14). An oral glucose tolerance test was performed before and after supplementation.

Fasting plasma triacylglycerol and non-esterified fatty acids decreased and HDL-cholesterol increased after 14 days of MOPL30 intake (p < 0.05). The dietary records showed that PUFA intake prior to and during capsule intake was not different. Fasting plasma glucose was unchanged from before to after supplementation. However, during oral glucose tolerance testing, blood glucose at both 10 and 120 min was significantly lower after supplementation with MOPL30 compared to baseline measurements. Plasma free choline and betaine were increased, and the n-6/n-3 polyunsaturated (PUFA) ratio in plasma and RBC PC were decreased post-supplementation. Four weeks after discontinuation of MOPL30, most parameters had returned to baseline, but a delayed effect was observed on n-6 PUFAs.

Herring roe rich in PL improved the plasma lipid profile and glycemic control in young adults with an overall healthy lifestyle.

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Romega goes to Malaysia

Omega 3 from herring caviar will find a new market in Southeast Asia following a deal inked last week between Norway’s Arctic Nutrition and Holista Colltech of Malaysia that will see the fatty acid added to its supplements.

Scoular partnership

The Scoular Company has announced that it is working with Arctic Nutrition of Norway to offer manufacturers of nutritional supplements a unique functional ingredient in the form of a DHA-rich, phospholipid-based omega-3 oil made from herring caviar.


Norwegian herring-sourced omega-3 specialist Arctic Nutrition has inked a distribution deal in Australia and New Zealand with Pathway International.