Fish and fish oils are not created equally!
No doubt we have heard the many benefits of fish oil on general and heart health, but most of the people I come across want to know if they are getting enough omega 3 fatty acids. The answer depends largely on the type of fish you are eating and the type and brand of fish oil you are taking supplementally.
Just as the title implies not all fish or fish oils are created equally. Most people know that salmon is a good source of omega 3, but it can also depend on other factors such as farm raised versus wild. Farm raised fish may not necessarily contain a high amount of omega 3 because they are fed an entirely different diet than wild salmon. Also, other farm raised fish may not have enough omega 3 fatty acids. Cold water fish have omega 3. These include:
Fish oils also don't all have the same benefit. Some products have higher quality standards than others and the company should be able to provide a third party assay to prove that they have been tested to contain no mercury. Some fish oils also contain different ratios of EPA/DHA and not every oil will be right for an individual.