Salmon oil has many health benefits. Salmon, along with other fatty fish, contains an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. The medical community has documented the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, and researchers are learning more about them all the time. Many people do not enjoy the taste of salmon and other types of fish, so salmon oil is a way to obtain the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids without eating fish. Our bodies are not equipped to manufacture omega-3 fatty acids on their own, so we must get it through the foods we eat and supplements. The choice between salmon oil and fish oil is a matter of personal preference. Both are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, but salmon oil contains only salmon while fish oil contains mackerel, tuna and other fatty fishes, including salmon. If you do not eat fish at least twice a week, consider taking 1 to 3 grams of fish oil each day. At levels greater than 3 grams, there is an increased risk of side effects including bleeding.
|EPA (as area %)||≥ 8% |
|DHA (as area %)||≥ 8% |
|Total Omega 3||As reported|
|Acid value (mgKOH/g)||≤ 3.0|
|Free fatty acid (as %Oleic)||1.50%|
|Peroxide value (meq/kg)||< 5.0|