Nôgel was founded in 2017 after an innovation project in co-operation with Estonian University of Life Sciences, when two Estonian woman – Laura and Birgit – had trouble increasing their body iron levels and not many high-quality and efficient iron supplements were available on the market. This is how the idea of creating an iron food supplement developed in Estonia was born, where in addition to high bioavailability iron bisglycinate only four natural ingredients would be used.

Did you know that …

nettle in dialectic Estonian is called ’nogulane’? This is where the name Nôgel comes from. Nettle extract developed is used in our cosmetic line.



The first time I encountered iron subject was when my blood test showed a low ferritin level. Due to so many iron supplements being available, I first decided to find out which iron form was recommended and why. Thanks to an on-going Innovation project about nettle in co-operation with Enterprise Estonia and Estonian University of Life Sciences, the idea to develop a high-quality iron food supplement in co-operation with field experts was born. It all started with one iron supplement and a project about nettle that was initially targeted for our cosmetic line. 

My experience with Nôgel

During pregnancy I supplemented with our first Iron 20 mg supplement (the funny jar if somebody remembers, increasing daily dose to 4 tablets, 80 mg, as there was no Superiron back then) – hemoglobin and ferritin levels remained good during and after pregnancy. With second pregnancy I used Superiron. My whole family uses D3-drops regularly.


I hold masters degree in economics with specialization in quantitative finance. Since 2018 I have actively been studying nutrition science and biomedicine in the University of Eastern Finland.


The first time I had to use iron food supplements was in my teens, when I was prescribed strong iron pills. During the whole treatment period, I had a lot stomach problems, at the time I ignored it because I thought that it was a normal side effect. Years later, when I was faced with the same problem again, I did some homework. In 2017, me and Laura had an idea – to develop an iron food supplement with an ingredients list simple. An exciting product development phase and testing began. If you’re faced with the same problem as I was at that time, try Nôgel.

My experience with Nôgel

During pregnancy I used Iron 30 mg – blood test and iron stores were good and I felt great during whole pregnancy. Now I use D3-drops – and for baby of course D3-drops for babies.


I have graduated from Tallinn Health Care College and studied health promotion, which focuses on factors that influence people´s everyday behavior and their influencing.