Anyone Care To Comment On The Serious Hate This Guy Throws Down On Omega 3's?


  • edited June 2013

    Jack Kruse talks about it here (supplementing omega 3):

  • I don't really understand Jack Kruse's blog. He says that having a 1-2//1-6 omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is good, but he says not to take fish oil. Doesn't fish oil help to up your omega 3 thereby helping to get your ratio down from 1-40 or whatever most people's starting point is? Is he just saying you should stay between 1:2 and 1:6 and going 1:>2 is bad so just make sure you don't get too high on the omega 3's?

  • I read somewhere that your omega 3 doesn't go up, only the 6 does, and when you eat omega 3, you inhibit the absorption of omega 6, but I can't find the source now, so I don't know if it's true anymore. If anyone knows what I'm talking about let me know.

  • Dr. Kruse operates all his recommendations on context. He recommended certain brands of o3 to patients with clinical problems or severe inflammation. To an average individual who is fit and just looking to increase performance/well-being/longevity, he doesn't normally recommend it, especially because his diet is seafood heavy. He and other members have actually recommended o6 supplements because some people after eating his diet for some amount of months have more o3 than o6 in their body and can't properly clot up/inflame when they need to. Context is key. There are different kinds as well, aim for triglyceride derived o3 oils. Ben Greenfield recommends/takes a good one, Dr. Kruse also recommends some concentrated liquid krill oil. Ultimately, if you're not really inflamed, I don't know why you would overload your body with supra-normal amounts of fish oil anyhow. Your body needs o6's and the fats found in fish come packed in great ratios by nature. Eat some fish or shellfish every week and you will be fine.

    Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. - Marcus Aurelius 


    This is the best articles I have detailing the Omega 3 to 6 ratios and the why's and how's.
Sign In or Register to comment.