Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It has been widely recommended for it's super high protein content and other nutrients. Many people have turned to fish oil supplements to get adequate omega-3 fatty acids.
Most of the fish oils used for omega purposes are originating from peru, chile and morocco because the omega-3 levels in the fish caught in these areas are higher (around 30%) than in scandinavian and other fish oils (around 20%). Fish oils are being used in the omega-3 industry to produce nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. However, the largest off-takers of the omega-3 fish oils are still the leading buyers with the big fish feed companies.
Some researchers believe that shark liver oil derived from deep-water sharks may prove useful in fighting cancer and boosting the immune system. Today, shark liver oil is extracted from sharks that are caught off the coasts. Shark liver oil has been used in lip balms to moisturize and prevent chapping, and claims have been made that it may even help heal canker sores. However, evidence is weak supporting claims that shark liver oil can cure serious diseases such as aids, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or psoriasis.
Due to its extensive benefits, fish oil specially shark liver oil is in an ever increasing demand.