View Full Version : EFA - Hemp vs Flax

08-27-2001, 06:55 AM
Does anyone know exactly what amounts of Omega 6 vs Omega 3 fatty acids our body needs.

Someone was telling me that Hemp oil is better because the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is more suited to our needs than flax oil.

I know that flax is more popular since it is high in Omega 3 ; does that mean that Omega 6 are easy to obtain through other foods?

08-27-2001, 07:00 AM
I do know that hemp is ace for your skin.

08-27-2001, 07:28 AM
Yes in our carbo-favorable culture it is much easier to get your omega 6s then omega 3s. ideally you want about a 1:1 ratio.

08-27-2001, 09:57 AM
The optimal ratio is 5/1 omega6/omega3. (not to doubt you Tryska :hide: )

08-27-2001, 10:37 AM
hmm..interesting....what is the reasoning for a 5:1 ratio black?

08-27-2001, 12:11 PM
Precisely it should be 4-5/1 for health reasons
An imbalance is gradually being recognized as a major contributor to health problems..

Well,it would be more unhealthy to consume more than 5/1(I mean,more omega 6 in the place of omega 3)than to consume less than 5/1 but the 1/1 is not optimal as it creates imbalances.

Once the right fat consumption rations are disturbed, the effects might be seen in any number of ways, such as an increased risk of heart attack, greater incidence of asthma, eczema and other allergic disorders, greater incidence of depression and schizophrenia,dyslexia,hyperactivity in children,kidney disease and bowel disorders.

08-27-2001, 12:28 PM
hmm........i understand the health concerns...just curious about the ratio - as the ratio i have seen is 1:1....do you have a resource for me to check out?

08-27-2001, 02:44 PM
The British health org. is a ref.
I also know a guy who writes articles in bodybuilding.com (John Stam,he's a greek) and he has mentioned it quite a few times in the past)

08-27-2001, 05:02 PM
thanks man..i will check those out!