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Is Fish Oil same as Cod liver oil??

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by dollysonpari, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. dollysonpari

    dollysonpari Silver IL'ite

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    HI frnds,

    Is fish oil same as cod liver oil??

    Im aware of only seven seas cod liver oil.

    Is there any other prodcuts avaliable in India / Chennai??

    If so kindly request you to name it...

  2. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Here's your answer.

    Omega 3 Fish oil supplements are nutritional supplements containing oil derived from the fatty flesh of cold water fish such as Salmon, Mackerel, and Tuna.

    The key active ingredients in fish oil supplements responsible for the fantastic range of powerful health benefits are Omega 3 fatty acids - particularly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid ) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).

    Recently DHA is providing itself to be more beneficial than EPA. In fact I now believe that the main reason for taking fish oil supplements is to get DHA into your body!

    To read a scientific study on DHA and see why it offers the greatest benefits of fish oil supplements follow this link.

    DHA and EPA are known as essential fatty acids because they are an essential dietary requirement for humans. Our bodies need them to perform vitally important functions, but are unable to manufacture them.

    Therefore, we must take them in from outside sources (food and/or dietary supplements).

    Cod liver oil is collected from the livers of white fish, like cod and sometimes halibut.

    Cod liver oil contains vitamins A and D and has a different concentration of EPA and DHA than fish oil.

    Cod liver oil has a higher ratio of DHA to EPA, while fish oils have a higher ratio of EPA to DHA.

    BUT, overall, fish oils have almost DOUBLE the amount of total EPA and DHA than cod liver oil per same size supplement capsule.

    So, to get more DHA bang for your buck and power up your health its better to use fish oil.

    Source : Difference between fish oil and cod liver oil

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