Re: hypothetical question about omega 6 and 3.
I think i see what your asking here....All omega-6 oils are linoleic acids..These are/can be converted by the enzyme ''Delta 6 desaturase'' to GLA. If these are not converted to GLA then it becomes ''Arachidonic Acid'' the mother inflammatory hormone. To have the Elongation take place on this enzyme you need magnesium,zinc,vit-b 3,6 and vit-c and on the other end high trans fats /saturated fats ,aging etc... can prevent this conversion so its a 2 prong approch.The same thing for GLA TO PGE1 for anti inflammatory benefits (eczema etc..) If this is good then why not take tons of GLA , well thats because only a tiny amount is needed say 6/7 grams a week. But over that then its conversion to PGE1 goes to PGE2 which is not good. So for eczema or other inflammatory concerns forget omega-6 and just take the converted DHA/EPA for ANTI inflammation concerns. Or as DR.Sears said in the ''Omega Zone'' just have one to two bowls of oatmeal a week and you'll get all the omega-6 you need....Hope that helps .......
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