Hello all, this is a question I had the other day when thinking about fats.

We all know that it is healthy to eat a 3:1 ratio of omega-3’s to omega-6’s. However, one can supplement with concentrated fish oils and get much much more than the recommended daily dose of DHA/EPA in well under 10 grams of total Omega-3’s. It is my understanding that it is these compounds that make Omega-3’s so healthy in the first place.

This leads me to my question, does the ratio matter or does it really boil down to the total amount of EPA/DHA consumed? What if ones ratio is 1:1, or worse 0.5:1, but you are still consuming 4-6grams of EPA/DHA daily?

Basically, is the ratio only there because it represents a volume of omega 3’s that will let you reach your EPA/DHA RDI or does it go deeper than that?

Any info you can give me is greatly appreciated.