Dietary Imbalance & Deficiencies of Omega Oils: Omega-3 and Omega-6 work best when taken in balance and in the full-spectrum. Typical Western diets contains large amounts of Linoleic Acid omega 6, but not enough of the CLA & GLA Omega 6 oils and very little Omega-3. The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 should be about 2:1
Food processing to preserve shelf life as well as cooking oils, including sunflower, safflower, and corn oils all contain LA Omega-6. At the same time, changes in farming practices have meant that meat and dairy products contains less plant Omega-3 ALA and Omega-6 GLA.
Dietary Sources of Omega-3 & Omega-6: Omega-3 ALA is found in flaxseeds, canola (rapeseed) oil, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts. Omega-6 gamma linolenic acid GLA and LA are
found in the plant seed oils of evening primrose, black currant, borage, and
Health Benefits of Omega-3 & Omega-6 Oils: * The health benefits of Omega 3 oils have been the subject of a multitude of scientific studies showing that they not only promote heart/cardiovascular health, but also mood and cognition, as well an skin conditions.
Omega 6 oils are involved in a complex interaction that leads to the production of prostoglandins in the body. The body uses prostoglandins to control inflammation, dilate blood vessels and regulate immune function.
Omega 3-6-9: Omega 3-6-9 is a full-spectrum plant-derived essential fatty acids (EFAs) combo. Each serving typically contains
- 900 mg ALA/LNA Omega-3
- 530mg GLA Omega-6
- Omega-9 Oleic Acid oils
* See also: Omega Oils : Why Fatty Acids are Essential