Fish Oil vs Salmon Oil – Are They the Same?
Written By Jaydon Kwan and Bruce Kwan | February 24, 2019
A common misconception is that fish oil is the same as salmon oil. Fish oil is the same for all types of fish, right? Similar to vegetable oil is the same as corn oil, right? Well, the answer is: “no” or “wrong”. So what is the difference between fish oil and salmon oil?
We’ll attempt to briefly unravel and clarify this misconception by starting with defining the source of these two types of oils. The source of salmon oil is obviously from salmon, whereas, fish oil is extracted from multiple sources. Essentially, fish oils come from a variety of fish like tuna, krill, mackerel, trout, herring, cod, and various other types of fish.
While there are multiple distinct differences between salmon oil and general fish oil, one of the biggest differences is salmon oil’s improved ability to combat high cholesterol. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, salmon oil works to lower the amount of triglycerides in your blood. To give you a quick run-down on triglycerides, they are essentially stored calories that your body doesn’t need right away. Later, these calories that are converted into triglycerides become mainly used for energy between meals.
Another difference is that Salmon oil is considered to have the higher concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids when compared to fish oil, making its effects even more prominent and prolonged. Along with its more potent abilities, salmon oils also contain more Vitamin B than other types of fish oils, making it a better contender for keeping your energy and awareness heightened throughout the day. Vitamin B is a key component to your mental abilities, metabolism and production of red blood cells, making it not only extremely healthy for you, but also a necessity for your body to function and develop at an optimal rate.
So if you’re looking to maximize the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, your best choice would be to go with salmon oil. This is not to say that going with fish oil is a bad choice. Fish oils are certainly a very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. The only fish that contains a higher amount of Omega-3s, when compared to salmon, is mackerel. Unless the fish oil supplement contains a large proportion of oils extracted from mackerel, salmon oil will typically be the better choice as it contains more Omega-3 fatty acids.
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