Difference Between Fish Oil and Eating Fish?

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

Many people are justifiably concerned about mercury levels and other environmental toxins in fish, especially larger species. A fish oil supplement from a reputable brand provides you with all the benefits of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, with little to no risk of toxicity. High quality fish oils made by companies that abide by Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) are tested by third party laboratories and consistently deliver exceptional results, surpassing the strictest international standards for fish oil purity, freshness and potency (3 criteria that are very important to assessing and choosing the right supplement).

The first reason is that when eating fish just for its omega 3 benefits, your results are often hit or miss. The amount of oil you get will vary by the type of fish you eat, how you cook it, and by the quantity you eat. You would have to eat an awful lot of fish to get the recommended dosage for some treatments. In contrast, fish oil capsules often come in specific formulas, which remain consistent throughout the a particular brand’s line. This means that you will get the pre-determined amount of the required oils (EPA and DHA) in each capsule so that you know exactly how many to take and how much you are getting every day.