FIT Any studies on too much omega 3 (omega 3 to 6 ratio)?

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Aez

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Apr 12, 2004
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Hi,

So basically my diet is pretty strict high protein, frequent meals a day ect.

I supplement with alot of omega 3 cod liver oil as healthy fat (10g omega 3 with epa /dha per day) the thing is if I don't supplement with omega 6 GLA (not much, around 200mg GLA) evening primrose oil I get severe mental health problems, anxiety, nervousness over nothing, insomnia. It's pretty serious.

So basically, are there any studies or articles out there I could learn from outside my own experiance? I've read the body requires both as polyunsaturated fat and an omega 3 to 6 ratio but most stuff I've read about is too much omega 6 very little about too much omega 3.

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Ep

Well anything in excess can be bad for you but the chance of taking in too much Omega 3's is pretty slim so I wouldn't worry about it.

I actually read in a couple of places that Western diets have high levels of 3's and too low for 6. You get omega 3's from eggs, fish and meat.
 

hootpie

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Well anything in excess can be bad for you but the chance of taking in too much Omega 3's is pretty slim so I wouldn't worry about it.

Didn't someone just post a study here linking high levels of DHA with aggressive prostate cancer in men? I know that's not omega 3, but typically fish oil supplements have lots of DHA in them too.
 

GTLifter

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Conversely, the study also found that men with the highest blood ratios of trans-fatty acids -- which are linked to inflammation and heart disease and abundant in processed foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils -- had a 50 percent reduction in the risk of high-grade prostate cancer

so hydrogenated oils are now good for you? :rofl::rofl::rofl:


the source of the article:
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yea...looks just a tad bit biased to me...
 

BigBlind

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maybe you should stop supplementing if you are just rebalancing the ratios

the whole point of omega 3s is that you are fixing the ratios, not that you should take a bunch then take some more of something else so the ratio goes back to where it was before
 
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