Risks Of High Omega 3 Levels?
Does anyone have any experience with high Omega-3 levels? Also, are you aware of any possible health risks associated with high O3 levels and low O6/O3 ratios? I searched these forums and online- cannot find anything credible so far other than possible increased risk of prostate cancer associated with high omega-3 levels.
I recently got fatty acids testing done thru Wellness FX. Based on what Iâ€™ve heard in Paleo circles, I was expecting slight Omega-3 deficiency and O6/O3 ratio of close to 5:1. But, I was shocked with my results (see attached images). My overall O3 level and EPA and DHA level seem to be very high and Wellness FX flags this as high risk. The O6 level (arachodonic acid), on the other hand, is extremely low. The O6/O3 ratio is 1.
Now, Iâ€™m aware that a lot of people including Dave want the O6/O3 ratio to be as low as possible. But, I am little skeptical that Iâ€™m at such a low level without trying, especially since most people with â€˜Western dietsâ€™ seem to be over 5:1- sometimes 10:1
Iâ€™m slightly overweight, but do not have any major health issues. I do eat close to a paleo template (occasional raw dairy). I prefer salmon over grass-fed beef and consume 6 oz of wild salmon 3-4 times week and dose with 3 grams of fish oil on workout days (3x a week).
Am I misinterpreting these test results? Should I hold back on salmon and load up on almond chicken? Iâ€™ve never heard of risks of very high Omega-3 levels, but am wondering if I should schedule a Wellness FX consult with a physician.