No announcement yet.

Question about CRON-o-Meter and Omega ratios

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Question about CRON-o-Meter and Omega ratios


    Was curious about my O3 to O6 ratio and so I tracked my intake using this program. The result is 132% Omega-3 (1.5 g) and 60% Omega-6 (7.3 g). Is this an optimal ratio? What is the ratio supposed to be and where can I find information about this?

    I don't understand how 1.5 g leads to a higher percentage than 7.3 g.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by healthy11; 04-03-2011, 07:25 PM.

  • #2
    It's because chronometer is programmed using rda values and doesn't look at ratios. To get your true ratio, divide o3 : o6. You want it as close to 1:1 or better, but 1 o3 : 4 o6 is generally fairly healthy. As yours comes out in the vicinity of 1:4, you're ok-ish.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
    My Latest Journal