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  • what should the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 be in layman's

    When someone says "A lower ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids is more desirable" what does this mean?

    Are they suggesting equal ratio of each 1-1 or what?

  • #2
    I think somewhere in the range of 4-2:1 6/3. Really though, try to limit to PUFA to under 10g a day and you will be fine.

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    • #3
      So as i understand it Omega 6 are bad while omega 3 a meant to be good but than when i look up definition of omega 3 it says

      omega 3
      Web definitions
      omega-3 fatty acid: a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zach View Post
        I think somewhere in the range of 4-2:1 6/3.
        Don't understand these numbers?

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        • #5
          You may want to check out this article by Mark Sisson:

          More on Omega | Mark's Daily Apple
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          • #6
            Originally posted by sting View Post
            Don't understand these numbers?
            4:1 to 2:1, omega 6 to 3.

            Neither omega 6 or 3 are really good or bad. They are technically essential but not in large amounts. Try to keep total polyunsaturated fats under 10g or 2% or your total calories.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sungrazer View Post
              You may want to check out this article by Mark Sisson:

              More on Omega | Mark's Daily Apple
              At the start of that article Marks says

              The typical Western diet is rich in omega-6. (Think corn, soy, peanut, safflower, and other oils.) As for the prevalence of omega-3? Not so much. (Think fish, flax, algae, walnuts, and animal products from grass fed livestock.)

              So here he is saying walnuts are a good source of Omega 3 but wiki shows different see below?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zach View Post
                4:1 to 2:1, omega 6 to 3.

                Neither omega 6 or 3 are really good or bad. They are technically essential but not in large amounts. Try to keep total polyunsaturated fats under 10g or 2% or your total calories.
                OK ty for explaining

                Here is another example everywhere you read Wild Atlantic Salmon is a great source of Omega 3 but when i entered it into Fitday it shows its 16% of calorie intake is PUFAs

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                • #9
                  Walnuts contains a fair amount of ALA and LA, from the wikipedia article:

                  Unlike most nuts that are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, walnut oil is composed largely of polyunsaturated fatty acids (47.2 grams), particularly alpha-linolenic acid (18:3n - 3; 9.1 gram) and linoleic acid (18:2n - 6; 38.1 gram). The beneficial effects of this unique fatty acid profile have been a subject of many studies and discussions.

                  Again, refer to Mark Sissons article:
                  Smart Fuel: Walnut Oil | Mark's Daily Apple

                  In regards to the O6:O3 ratio I would try to keep it as low as possible. 2:1 or 4:1, but 1:1 would probably be ideal and very hard to achieve without supplementation today. My approach to this is to keep the intake of O6 as low as possible, and supplement with a good source of O3. Such as salmon, grassfed meat, seal oil, and even minke whale. Try to stay away from conventionally raised pig, hens and eggs as they contain more O6 than free range, organic raised livestock.
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                  • #10
                    Dude, dont take seal oil...

                    Seal Oil Supplements: Why You Shouldn't Buy Them - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

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                    • #11
                      Marine oils: Low content of environmental toxins - NIFES

                      I prefer to base my knowledge on fact, not some rant on a yahoo page...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sungrazer View Post
                        Marine oils: Low content of environmental toxins - NIFES

                        I prefer to base my knowledge on fact, not some rant on a yahoo page...
                        Im talking about the source. They are clubbing the shit outta seals so you can get their oil that isnt even proven to do anything. Just get krill or fish or better yet, skip it all because its all a waste of money.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zach View Post
                          Im talking about the source. They are clubbing the shit outta seals so you can get their oil that isnt even proven to do anything. Just get krill or fish or better yet, skip it all because its all a waste of money.
                          I do agree that the killing method should be more humane, but I also know that the Norwegian government continually are inspecting and improving the hunting methods. Clubbing is still used, but also high powered hunting rifles. The hakapik is used to give a final blow to the skull, and also used to drag the carcass to the flaying. I looks brutal I agree, and killing have always been brutal. Take a trip to a slaughter house, the same scenes play out there. It look very dramatic with all the red blood on the white snow when you kill a seal...

                          Do a search on pubmed for the benefits of seal oil versus other sources. Here is an article to get you started: Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet par... [Lipids. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI

                          And krilloil, an industry that could take out the base for the whole food chain in the antarctic? Is it really a better option?
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                          • #14
                            Thats why i said give them all up. They really are a waste of money. Eat your seafood, grassfed meats and dairy, free range eggs and call it good.

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