Omega ratio 1:1 = 17g Omega-6 + 17g Omega-3?

Answered on August 03, 2018
Created September 27, 2017 at 5:14 PM

There is something confusing for me.

-1- The goal is to have a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3/Omega-6.

-2- I use Mercola Cron-O-Meter to measure the amount of nutrients I get from my foods and the minimum amount of Omega-6 should be 17g/day. I'm eating 2 avocados/day, 4 egg yolks/day... and I'm only getting 11g of Omega-6/day.

-3- I read on ConsumerLab that taking more than 2g/day of Omega-3 (EPA+DHA) may suppress the immune system (and also thinning the blood too much) and non-animal sources of Omega-3 is not absorbed well. I'm getting 3g/day of Omega-3. So my ratio is about 1:4 (3g Omega-3 and 11g Omega-6).

2 times a week, I eat canned sockeye salmon and my ratio is 1:3.

So, I'm eating 11g of Omega-6 and the minimum should be 17g, which is not good.

And supplementing with more than 2g of fish oil is not recommended (immune system).

The logic seems to be : You must eat 17g/day of Omega-6 and 17g/day of Omega-3 to make the ratio 1:1. Right? How can I eat that much Omega-3 (17g)? Nobody would recommend it. If there is no risk, I'm ready to drink 17g of liquid Omega-3 (fish oil) to get my ratio to 1:1.

What I did not understand?

Thank you

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on August 03, 2018
at 12:20 PM

Thanks for your answer. I still have no idea about this thing.

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