Our bodies can produce most of the fats they need, but some types of fatty acids must be gotten through our diet. These are called essential fatty acids, and they are divided into two groups: Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 fatty acids) and omega-6 fatty acids (n-6 fatty acids). Omega-3 is found mainly in fatty fish while omega-6 has many more sources, such as wholemeal bread, eggs, most vegetable oils and grains.
Our modern diet is comprised of an increasing amount of processed foods as well as industrially fed fish and meat. This means that the choice of ingredients in the fish and animal feed these days has been left to the food industry, who, for simply economic reasons have overused cheap vegetable oils full of omega-6, such as corn, soy, palm and sunflower oils in animal feed. At the same time we eat too little fish products, which are the main source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Studies show that we, on average, have 15 times more omega-6 than omega-3 in us, when the recommended ratio is about 2:1. An imbalance of omega-6/3 together with getting too little omega-3 is connected to different unfavorable health conditions such as an increased inflammation level, reduced immune system and metabolism, as well as negative effects on organs such as the brain, heart and eyes. This is why it is important to take EQ Pure Arctic Oil, which provides a supplement of omega-3 fatty acids, and helps the body to achieve a more balanced ratio between the types of fatty acids. The goal for everyone wishing to care for their health should be to attain an omega-6 / omega-3 ratio of 5 or lower; which means that you have at most 5 times as much omega-6 fatty acids as you do omega-3 fatty acids in your body.