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Wild salmon oil vs fish oil

Commented on November 10, 2014
Created March 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM

any thoughts? I know the basic difference between them but Im curious if anyone has any specific experience with one vs the other?

thanks!

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on November 10, 2014
at 08:19 AM

No doubt both are good options and considered to be very helpful in curing many diseases. But preferably salmon oil is the better alternative.

Thanks - BiomegaAS.

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on July 14, 2011
at 06:58 AM

Thanks John, if you look at your standard 1000mg of fish oil, it says it contains 180mg EPA and 120mg DHA. That is a total of 300mg omega 3, what makes up the other 700mg in the gel cap? On the other hand if I take my concentrated fish oil, once again it's 1000mg, but this time EPA is 400mg and DHA is 200mg, a total of 600mg. What's the remaining 400mg?

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on July 14, 2011
at 01:42 AM

Hi Rhubarb. I am happy to answer your question but first, what "unknown" in fish oil (in the form as I have described it) would you be concerned about and why?

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Why is concentrated bad? My thinking was that with concentrated you got a nice hit of DHA & EPA without a lot of unknown(?) PUFA's? As in, if a 1000g fish oil capsule is ~30% DHA & EPA, what is the rest?

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:27 AM

Yes, why is concentrated bad? My thinking was that with concentrated you got a nice hit of DHA & EPA without a lot of unknown(?) PUFA's? As in, if a 1000g fish oil capsule is ~30% DHA & EPA, what is the rest?

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on June 25, 2011
at 04:53 AM

Sure thing Bryson. 1-http://www.carlsonlabs.com/p-211-very-finest-fish-oil-lemon-flavor-soft-gels.aspx 2-http://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/514/?ProdID=1598 3-(my office sells this) http://www.springbrookclinic.com/index.php?p=53526&details=1&catId=507&pid=2298&s= Stay away from concentrated fish oils, it is not a genetically-congruent form. Also, you get what you pay for. Good luck.

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:32 PM

do you have an example product to go with this recommendation?

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on June 14, 2011
at 02:26 PM

thanks! that does help

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on May 22, 2011
at 12:46 AM

I take fermented cod liver oil but I give my pitbull two Carlson Salmon oil pills every morning. From amazon.

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417ac0e162dc468b8ca61a574e5cd3c0

on June 14, 2011
at 04:44 AM

Make sure the fish oil you take is not concentrated. This is very important. If it is, it will something like: concentrated marine lipids or concentrated fish oil. As I understand, anchovies and sardines are even lower on the food chain than any species of salmon, therefore, in general they are less likely to bioaccumulate mercury and/or other ocean-borne toxins. Make sure the oil is molecularly distilled. Joe Mercola pushes Krill oil, but remember that Krill has NEVER been a human food, therefore Not paleo. Avoid oil from farmed fish of course. Make sure that the company that produces the oil has third party testing, that is published on web somewhere. Make sure that there is an expiration date too. Avoid fish oil with titanium dioxide and pthalates. Hope that helps.

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on June 14, 2011
at 02:26 PM

thanks! that does help

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on June 24, 2011
at 09:32 PM

do you have an example product to go with this recommendation?

417ac0e162dc468b8ca61a574e5cd3c0

on June 25, 2011
at 04:53 AM

Sure thing Bryson. 1-http://www.carlsonlabs.com/p-211-very-finest-fish-oil-lemon-flavor-soft-gels.aspx 2-http://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/514/?ProdID=1598 3-(my office sells this) http://www.springbrookclinic.com/index.php?p=53526&details=1&catId=507&pid=2298&s= Stay away from concentrated fish oils, it is not a genetically-congruent form. Also, you get what you pay for. Good luck.

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Why is concentrated bad? My thinking was that with concentrated you got a nice hit of DHA & EPA without a lot of unknown(?) PUFA's? As in, if a 1000g fish oil capsule is ~30% DHA & EPA, what is the rest?

417ac0e162dc468b8ca61a574e5cd3c0

on July 14, 2011
at 01:42 AM

Hi Rhubarb. I am happy to answer your question but first, what "unknown" in fish oil (in the form as I have described it) would you be concerned about and why?

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on July 14, 2011
at 06:58 AM

Thanks John, if you look at your standard 1000mg of fish oil, it says it contains 180mg EPA and 120mg DHA. That is a total of 300mg omega 3, what makes up the other 700mg in the gel cap? On the other hand if I take my concentrated fish oil, once again it's 1000mg, but this time EPA is 400mg and DHA is 200mg, a total of 600mg. What's the remaining 400mg?

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on June 28, 2011
at 01:23 AM

Why is concentrated bad?

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:27 AM

Yes, why is concentrated bad? My thinking was that with concentrated you got a nice hit of DHA & EPA without a lot of unknown(?) PUFA's? As in, if a 1000g fish oil capsule is ~30% DHA & EPA, what is the rest?

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on January 20, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Carlson says concentrate and you say avoid that buy you recommend that brand.. can you give clarity.. I use carlson and I want to make sure its safe.

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on May 22, 2011
at 12:40 AM

I wonder about the same thing too. Costco is currently having a sale on Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and I'm interested what's everyone's thought regarding the Omega 3 ratio compared to Cod Liver Oil.

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