OUR STORY

Nôgel was founded in 2017 after an innovation project in co-operation with Estonian University of Life Sciences, when two Estonian girls – 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.

It is very important to us that all ingredients are pure and natural, so we decided firmly to use only ingredients harvested without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. It also made sense to pack the supplement that we put so much effort into environmentally friendly packages. Nature friends as we are, we added another nice feature to the product – in co-operation with Estonian State Forest Management Centre we plant a tree in Estonia for every jar sold and donate 5 cents to local children´s charity for every other product sold.

Did you know that …

nettle in dialectic Estonian is called ’nogulane’? This is where the name Nôgel comes from.

 

WHO ARE THE FOUNDERS OF NÔGEL?

LAURA

The first time I started using iron food supplements was when my blood test showed low ferritin levels. As there were a lot of different iron food supplements on the market, I first decided to find out which iron form was recommended and why. Thanks to the fact that we were already conducting a research project on nettle, the idea to develop a high-quality iron food supplement in co-operation with experts in the field of food supplements was born. It all started with one iron supplement.

My experience with Nôgel

During pregnancy I supplemented with our first Iron 20 mg supplement – hemoglobin and ferritin levels remained good during and after pregnancy. With second pregnancy I already used Superrauda. Now you can find D3-drops and D3-drops for babies from my shelf.

Education

I am currently studying nutrition science – metabolism of vitamins and minerals is just a small part of the world of (bio)chemistry, biology and physiology. In addition I study in the Institute of Biomedicine in the University of Eastern Finland as an open university student. From my previous studies, I have MSc degree in quantitative finance.

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BIRGIT

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.

Education

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.                                                                                                                                                                 

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HANNA

I joined Nôgel´s team in 2020. My main task involves products´ presentation and consultation to Estonian medicine and pharmacy people.

My experience with Nôgel

I use daily vitamin D3 drops 1200 IU.

Education

I study in the Department of Pharmacy in the University of Tartu – a pharmacist is a person with unique knowledge of different medications. A pharmacist is a valuable partner to doctors having unique knowledge of the technological and production side of different medications.

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KRISTI

I joined Nôgel´s team in 2021. My main task involves products´ presentation and consultation to Estonian medicine and pharmacy people.

My experience with Nôgel

Our family has used Nôgel´s products for couple of years. We use vitamin D drops daily, both for children and for adults. Both of my children have also used iron syrup and B12-drops.

Education

I have graduated from Tallinn Health Care College with pharmacy as field of study. I have complemented myself in the medicine field after graduation and also worked in the pharmacy. A pharmacist is a person, who knows medication and pharmacy work, is able to advise clients professionally and on a need-to-know-basis. I feel that my previous education and experience comes in handy and helps my work as product specialist for Nôgel – to do conscious and high-quality work.

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