The Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio

 In Balance

The Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio and why it’s essential to re-Balance for optimal health

In today’s modern world, we eat differently than we did in the early 1900s. Fast food wasn’t on the menu, nor was highly processed products high in salt, sugar, and Omega-6.

But even if you cook your own food, the ingredients are unfortunately not of the same quality anymore. Meat tends to come mainly from animals being fed inside a barn with feed instead of eating grass in the open fields and fish like salmon are farmed in closed basins and fed with fishmeal instead eating algae in the deep seas. This has a huge impact on the nutritional values in the food and thus in our cells, tissues and our bodies.

The Omega 6:3 ratio

We need Omega-3 and Omega-6 in our diet but a specific ratio of the two is the most crucial aspect – and 95% of people are at risk of an imbalance. Those who don’t take an Omega-3 supplement can be out of balance with a ratio of up to 25:1.

The results show that we’re not consuming enough Omega-3’s on our diet. Science recommends a 3:1 balance between essential fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3.

Zinzino’s Omega-3 and 6 BalanceTest

Zinzino’s BalanceTest is an easy self-test for analyzing the fatty acids in your blood which is a reflection of the fat in the food you eat. The BalanceTest is a dried blood spot test (DBS) which is scientifically proven to be as accurate as a venous blood sample, when fatty acids are to be analyzed.

All it requires are a few drops of blood from the fingertip on a Whatman filter paper and it takes less than a minute to complete. VITAS Analytical Services** will anonymously analyze content of 11 fatty acids***, which together contributes to approximately 98% of the fatty acids in the blood. The fatty acids include saturated, monounsaturated (omega-9) and polyunsaturated (omega-6 and omega-3) fatty acids. The result is then displayed, after about 20 days, on the website zinzinotest.com where information is given about the Omega-6:3 balance, the Omega-3 content, a fatty acids protection profile and more.

Polyphenol Omega-3 BalanceOil+

BalanceOil+ is an all-natural Polyphenol Omega Balance food supplement high in olive polyphenols, Omega-3 and vitamin D3. It safely adjusts and maintains EPA + DHA levels and the Omega-6:3 ratio in your body while protecting your cells from oxidation.6 It contains a premium blend of oils derived from wild-caught small fish and pre-harvest extra virgin olive oil.

All-Natural Ingredients

The fish oil in Zinzino’s BalanceOil+ is primarily derived from short-lived, small pelagic fish such as sardines and anchovies and the fish oils are derived from whole, unprocessed fish.

We also use cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. The Spanish Picual olive is selected due to its richness in Omega-9 and very high antioxidant content.

The olives are of pre-harvest quality and in the process the stones are taken out and only the fruits are cold-pressed, resulting in an extra virgin oil, rich in Omega-9 (Oleic acid) with very high content of antioxidants called polyphenols (above 750 mg/kg)5, both with several beneficial effects.15 The polyphenols protect the BalanceOil+ in the bottle but even more importantly, also your cells.6

BalanceOil+ contains vitamin D3. We use a natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) made from lanolin. Lanolin is a naturally occurring fat found in sheep’s wool. The vitamin D3 is made by dissolving a precursor to vitamin D3 from the lanolin. It is then chemically altered and activated by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. The chemical process is comparable to the process which occurs in the human skin when it produces vitamin D3.

Our BalanceOil+ products also contain only all-natural flavors

Key benefits of Zinzino Polyphenol Omega-3 BalanceOil+

  • Contributes to normal brain function1 since the daily dosage contains 700 mg DHA
  • Contributes to normal heart function2 since the daily dosage contains 1300 mg EPA and 700 mg DHA
  • Contributes to a normal immune system3 since the daily dosage contains 20 μg Vitamin D3
  • Helps maintain good levels of EPA and DHA in your body
  • Helps maintain optimal Omega-6:3 levels in your body
  • Helps maintain polyphenol levels in your body to protect blood lipids from oxidative stress6
  • Supports healthy and normal eye function since it contains 700 mg DHA7
  • Contributes to normal bones11, muscle function12, normal teeth13 and cell division14 since the daily dosage contains 20 μg Vitamin D3
  • Supports normal blood triglyceride levels8, normal blood pressure9 and normal blood calcium levels10

After following our personalized health plan with BalanceOil+ over 4 months, re-test and discover your new number. 95% of those who take Zinzino Balance products have a ratio of near 3:1 after 120 days.

the omega 6-3 ratio

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

REFERENCES


** VITAS is a GMP-certified chemical analysis contract lab, with 20 years’ experience in providing a high quality chromatographic analysis based on cutting-edge knowledge and technology.

*** The 11 fatty acids are: Palmitic acid (PA), Stearic acid (SA), Oleic acid (OA), Linoleic (LA), Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA), Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), dihomoGamma-linolenic acid (DHGLA), Arachidonic acid (AA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), Docosahexae- noic acid (DHA).  

DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function. The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus and breastfed infants. Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e. 250 mg DHA and EPA. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA.  

EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of EPA and DHA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF Omega-3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA.

Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

A claim that a food is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, and any claim likely to have the same meaning for the consumer, may only be made where the product contains at least 0.6 g alpha-linolenic acid per 100 g and per 100 kcal, or at least 80 mg of the sum of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid per 100 g and per 100 kcal. Analyzed and certified at source.

The extra virgin oil used in BalanceOil+ comes from Picual olives that are cold-pressed and specially selected for their high polyphenol content (above 750 mg/kg). Analyzed and certified at source.

Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. The claim may be used only for olive oil which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.

DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age. Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 100 mg of DHA. When the claim is used on follow-on formula, the food shall contain at least 0.3% of the total fatty acids as DHA.

DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 2 g of EPA and DHA. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of EPA and DHA. When the claim is used on food supplements and/or fortified foods, infor- mation shall also be given to consumers not to exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined. DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 2 g of DHA and which contains DHA in combination with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of DHA. When the claim is used on food supplements and/or fortified foods, information shall also be given to consumers not to exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined.

DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of EPA and DHA. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of EPA and DHA. When the claim is used on food supplements and/or fortified foods, information shall also be given to consumers not to exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined.

10 Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

11 Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

12 Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  

13 Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

14 Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF vitamin D as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

15 Oleic acid (Omega-9) is an unsaturated fat. Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturat- ed fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

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