Omega-3

– from the Arctic Ocean
100 % natural

The omega-3 oil in EQ Pure Arctic Oil is comprised of DHA and EPA concentrates from cod fished by fisheries situated in the Arctic Ocean. The MSC and CoC certified production facility Pharma Marine uses newly developed technology that includes an extensive cleansing process. This makes it possible for them to use highly nutritious marine material as a basis for manufacturing pure, sustainable omega-3 products of an especially fine quality.

These Norwegian cod fisheries (North east Arctic cod, haddock and saithe) are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Pharma Marine has in addition the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification in accordance to MSC’s standards of maintaining traceability back to the previous lot. MSC certification represents the gold standard, as only 10 % of the World’s fisheries carry this certification.

The facility has a top-modern research laboratory, and it is counted among one of the most environmentally friendly omega-3 facilities.

White gold


Residual raw material from cod has been an important source of omega-3 for centuries. Cod fishing and manufacturing products derived from it has played an important part in the economical development of Norway for centuries. Seafarers could also live off of the proteins and vitamins they got from the nutritious and easily stored dried cod for months at a time.

The white gold, as many called it, made salted clipfish and cod liver oil into trade commodities during the Viking period, also traded for finer goods such as wine.

Around the middle of the 19th century the health benefits of fish liver oil became general knowledge. Cod oil was already well established as a good source of vitamin A and D when the Danish researchers discovered the healthy omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in the 1970’s. After this cod oil became increasingly popular as a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

The Production Facility


The omega-3 company Pharma Marine lies on the Western coast of Norway, near Ålesund, a region where marine oils have been manufactured for over 130 years.  In addition to their advanced technology, the facility has a top-modern research laboratory, and it is counted among one of the most environmentally friendly omega-3 facilities. The facility received its Chain of Custody certification (CoC) in February 2014. The main shareholder and CEO of Pharma Marine, Leif Kjetil Gjendemsjø, was raised in his family’s fishery where he began his own career, and has worked with marine products ever since. The omega-3 oil from the Arctic Ocean is of the finest quality. Through years of experience Pharma Marine has built the competence and technology to safeguard the quality of the necessary omega-3 fatty acids.

If the pure oil before anything is added tastes good, then it is of high quality.

Uses the whole fish


The production facility focuses on sustainability, safeguarding the resources for future generations. The cod head and liver are especially fatty, and contain a lot of omega-3. Pharma Marine believes in the marine refining industry collaborating with the fishermen to utilize 100 % of the fish harvested from the sea.

Gjendemsjø is dedicated to high quality being combined with using what we take from nature in its entirety and respecting it as we do so. His tip for determining the quality of an oil is taste:  “If the pure oil before anything is added tastes good, then it is of high quality.”