The 1:1 Ratio
Your body needs both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for optimal health. However, it requires a balance between the two in order to function properly. A distorted ratio of these polyunsaturated fatty acids may be one of the most damaging aspects of the modern Western diet. An Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio that is too high can contribute to excess inflammation in the body, potentially raising the risk of a variety of diseases.
It has been proposed that a balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fats that is close to 1:1 is a better fit for our genetic makeup than the more unbalanced recent agricultural diets with inflated Omega 6 levels and reduced Omega 3 levels.
Rose Acre Farms' patented blend of feed enables our hens to produce eggs that achieve the balanced 1:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio. The eggs contain 660mg of Omega 3 (110 mg of EPA/DHA, and 550mg of ALA) along with 660mg of Omega 6 for a total of 13 times more essential fatty acids than regular eggs.
EPA, DHA, and ALA are different types of Omega 3 which are produced from different Omega 3 rich foods, and have different health effects. ALA (Alpha-Linoleic Acid) primarily comes from plant based foods such as soybean oil, flax seed, walnuts, and canola. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) come from fish, fish oils, and algae extract. ALA is a a short chain form of Omega, while EPA and DHA are long chain forms, which can be converted more efficiently by the human body. EPA and DHA are often recommended to promote heart health. While we feed our hens all ALA sources of Omega 3, their bodies convert roughly 20% to EPA and DHA, which makes its way into the eggs.