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Omega-3 Index & Ratio

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM

What are everyone's thoughts on Omega-3 Index & Ratio measurements (http://bit.ly/f4DBkv)? What do you shoot for in your diet for an O6/O3 ratio?

I just got my test results back:

Omega-3 Index: 10.4%

O6/O3 Ratio : 2.5 / 1

I am pleased with these numbers!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 01:14 AM

But if you really want to get it checked, there's 3 main labs--Genesmart, Omegaquant, and a new one from Doug Bibus (sp?)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 01:13 AM

...Yours is 5.7

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on February 01, 2011
at 11:14 PM

I didn't even know you could have this tested! I'm super curious now.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 01, 2011
at 11:02 PM

I suspect more paleohackers would get this test if they knew about it. We paleos are all about fat, right? Well, maybe until it comes to shelling out $150...

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on February 01, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Thanks Kamal! Good to see results from others.

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on February 01, 2011
at 10:40 PM

Kenneth, what is the frequency?

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on February 01, 2011
at 07:51 PM

Is that English?

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on February 01, 2011
at 01:53 PM

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 01, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Here's mine:

Omega-3 Index: 8.3%

O6/O3 Ratio : 3.1 / 1

Good enough for me! Well, sort of. I'll get another test in a year or so, and aim to get down to a 2:1 ratio in the mean time. My plan is to drop the fish oil and try to start liking fish.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 01, 2011
at 11:02 PM

I suspect more paleohackers would get this test if they knew about it. We paleos are all about fat, right? Well, maybe until it comes to shelling out $150...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 01, 2011
at 11:14 PM

I didn't even know you could have this tested! I'm super curious now.

8e3782b68e033763485472f414f507a5

(2433)

on February 01, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Thanks Kamal! Good to see results from others.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 02, 2011
at 01:13 AM

...Yours is 5.7

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 02, 2011
at 01:14 AM

But if you really want to get it checked, there's 3 main labs--Genesmart, Omegaquant, and a new one from Doug Bibus (sp?)

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on February 01, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Ok, I'm going to call stupid right off the bat. No; just ignorant, and this includes some top names. Why? I figure it like this: if Dean Ornish, Joel Fuhrman, John McDougall, T. Collin Campbell and others are ignorant about this when little ole' layman-me can find this info 'cause I look, then what? Do they prefer pricks & crooks?

This shouldn't take long. I'm going to give you a single word: Butyrate. The highest source of it in the diet is butter, particularly rancid butter. And guess what else? It's a short-chain saturated fatty acid. It's saturated fat (OMG!). ...Whew, the vegans, veggies & high-fiber priests can take a breather. Is that all? Finished now? Was it just a disjointed, out-of context rant, or what? Well, no; but I'll get to that later.

First, let's realize that much of the veggie, vegan, high-fiber (there's your BIG CLUE) catechism is designed to appeal to those who want to loose weight. How many commenters here have you read who tried the veg / vegan approach to fat loss before they went paleo? Lots. Experiences ranges from added weight gain to weight loss -- but with diminished well being. (I realize those who get good results don't typically comment here; so, yea, selection bias.)

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on February 01, 2011
at 10:40 PM

Kenneth, what is the frequency?

E1fd3a5ea90cdbceb8a2aa4bcfa1b923

(474)

on February 01, 2011
at 01:53 PM

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

034c678bff434ab3781e3f1771018af9

(279)

on February 01, 2011
at 07:51 PM

Is that English?

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