Originally I was using only Hemp oil, because it has a good ratio of Omega 3 and 6. But upon reading more I learned that it doesn’t have as much DHA/EPA as fish oil, and Flaxseed oil has other good properties that I might be missing. So now I’m experimenting with a combination of all 3, Hemp (1 tbsp), Flaxseed (1 tbsp), and Fish oil (2 tsp).
But I have no idea if this a good idea. Is there is a better combination of oils that would considered optimal?
I remember reading somewhere (sorry i cant post the link dont have it, but you could search for it, damn i really need to start bookmarking more) something like one part (i dont remember the unit of measurement) of omega 3 competes with two parts of omega 6 for the same enzyme. So you will be better off atleast with a 1:3 ratio of 3 to 6 as it will help you get some omega 6 too.
Camelina oils seems to be under utilized in the DIY community, I wonder why… It is fairly inexpensive and has some +30% omega 3. As well, I do not see many (if any) DIY recipes using saturated fats (other than some cream whips). Cocoa butter contains an appreciable amount of saturated fat that does not appear to increase cholesterol.
My personal plan would be to add as much MCT (coconut oil) and omega 3s as is considered safe, then find an omega 6 source to balance the omega 3, and top off the rest with omega 9 and cocoa butter’s saturated fats. I plan on using sunflower lecithin to help with creating an emulsion, just in case the cocoa butter settles out.
The Institute of Medicine suggests 0.6-1.2g/day of alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and 5-10g/day of linoleic acid (omega-6). In vitro studies show that excessive polyunsaturated fat consumption promotes free-radical formation and lipid peroxidation which is a component in the development of atherosclerotic plaque aka heart disease.
DHA/EPA are also not essential and their purported health benefits are mostly unproven.
As with anything in the diet, more is not better, everything needs to be balanced. There’s a ridiculous omega-3 and protein trend right now that is based on hearsay, commonly promoted by the supplement industry and gullible health fanatics.