Fish oil - EPA/DHA ratio

splusholia

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Does anybody find a particular ratio helpful for them? I’m looking for something to dampen inflammation. I know some people say we should only have EPA. Do others agree?
 

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It would help a little bit but not enough. Hemp oil is better to use than fish oil which is often rancid, more expensive and worse for the environment.
 

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I doubt that EPA/DHA ration can do anything noticeable for inflammation...
It would help a little bit but not enough. Hemp oil is better to use than fish oil which is often rancid, more expensive and worse for the environment.
"Fish oil omega-3s EPA and DHA work differently on chronic inflammation: Small randomized trial in older adults compares benefits of the two in supplements -- ScienceDaily" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201207091313.htm

"EPA, DHA, and Inflammatory Markers: A Piece of the PUFA Puzzle?" https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/942767

"Abstract 227: Differential Effects of DHA and EPA Supplementation on Serum Inflammatory Markers and Blood Monocyte Inflammatory Response in Subjects with Chronic Inflammation | Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology" https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/atvb.39.suppl_1.227

"Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Rheumatic Diseases: A Critical Review : JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology" https://journals.lww.com/jclinrheum...3_Fatty_Acids_in_Rheumatic_Diseases__A.6.aspx


This is also an interesting product:

"SPM Active® | Metagenics, Inc." https://www.metagenics.com/spm-active
 

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Minami Nutrition, who use an extraction process without any heat, to fully preserve the Omega-3 from fish oils, recommends a ratio of 756 mg EPA to 228 mg DHA for *healthy* people:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23924406/

But personally, I can't tolerate DHA, only EPA.

Personally, I found Minami's pure 500mg EPA product superior to Vascepa's synthetic prescription 1000mg EPA, for cognitive benefits.
 

splusholia

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"Fish oil omega-3s EPA and DHA work differently on chronic inflammation: Small randomized trial in older adults compares benefits of the two in supplements -- ScienceDaily" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201207091313.htm

"EPA, DHA, and Inflammatory Markers: A Piece of the PUFA Puzzle?" https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/942767

"Abstract 227: Differential Effects of DHA and EPA Supplementation on Serum Inflammatory Markers and Blood Monocyte Inflammatory Response in Subjects with Chronic Inflammation | Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology" https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/atvb.39.suppl_1.227

"Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Rheumatic Diseases: A Critical Review : JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology" https://journals.lww.com/jclinrheum...3_Fatty_Acids_in_Rheumatic_Diseases__A.6.aspx


This is also an interesting product:

"SPM Active® | Metagenics, Inc." https://www.metagenics.com/spm-active
Oh, I’d like to try that! The reviews are interesting. Doesn’t look like it’s available in the U.K. though.