...before I start I know that Salmon is a fish.
Here is my question, a few doctors have suggested that I take Fish Oil, while in Boulder, Colorado I bought two bottles of Fish Oil Gel Caps(buy one get one free).
I found one negative effect, the Fish Oil gel caps gave me a terrible after effect(nothing worse then a Fishy burp).
So when I ran out I bought some Salmon Oil gel caps, immediately after a short time of taking the Salmon Oil Gel caps the negative effects I experienced with the Fish Oil caplets is gone.
Thats something to be happy about. I began to wonder what are the benefits and draw backs of taking Salmon Oil as opposed to Fish Oil caplets.
Sense this is beyond the scope of traditional western medicine I have of course turned to the internet and my trusted forum home online, ubuntuforums.org.
So the primary difference from Fish Oil and Salmon Oil is quite obvious:
Fish Oil caplets-derived from many kind of fish
Salmon Oil caplets-derived from Salmon only
Some more information about Fish Oil in general:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_oilFish oil is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation throughout the body
However, fish do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them from either consuming microalgae that produce these fatty acids, as is the case with prey fish like herring and sardines, or, as is the case with fatty predatory fish, by eating prey fish that have accumulated omega-3 fatty acids from microalgae. Such fatty predatory fish like mackerel, lake trout, albacore tuna and salmon may be high in omega-3 fatty acids, but due to their position at the top of the food chain, these species can accumulate toxic substances (See biomagnification). For this reason, the FDA recommends limiting consumption of certain (predatory) fish species (e.g. albacore tuna) due to high levels of toxic contaminants such as mercury, dioxin, PCBs and chlordane. Due to this limitation, many people have turned to fish oil supplements to get adequate omega-3 fatty acids.
Some benefits of Fish Oil:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_oilSome experts believe that taking fish oil (in any form) can help regulate cholesterol in the body,[attribution needed] because fish oil has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The regulation occurs through effects of the EPA and DHA constituents on Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα). Besides cholesterol regulation, benefits include anti-inflammatory properties and positive effects on body composition. However, the preferred source of Omega 3 should be from the fish's body, not the liver. The liver and liver products (such as cod liver oil) of fish and many animals (such as seals and whales) contain Omega-3, but also the active form of vitamin A. At high levels, this form of the vitamin can be dangerous.
So here is my primary concern, while the short term benefit of Salmon Oil is immediately realized.
What are the potential drawbacks of Salmon Oil, what kind of toxic substances may I be exposing myself to with a Salmon Oil only gel cap as opposed to a combined species of fish oil gel cap.
I need some help from anybody who may stumble upon a good research article. Please if you have a minute or two or have already done the research for yourself because you are taking Fish/Salmon Oil gel caps please let me know what you have found.
Also, if any members here are currently taking Fish Oil or Salmon Oil(or something else) please share your knowledge and experience.