Wow, there was tons of great comments on my latest blog post that talked about vegan and vegetarian athletes. Be sure to read them as you could learn a thing or two.
And also recently I shared my blood test results.
One thing that test did not have was Omega 6/Omega 3 fatty acid ratios. This is something you definitely want to look at for optimal health.
But I had this test done separately (again another shout out to Mike T Nelson for hooking me up here).
This was done thru Omega3Test.com
As you can see while I’m better than the average American I’m not optimal. Since receiving this results I’ve been upping my dose of daily fish oil.
My ratio at the time of the test was at 6.4 to 1.
The lower you get that in general the better. I’ve heard some doctors, that know what they’re talking about, saying optimal is 3:1, 2:1 or even 1:1.
Although I eat a good amount of grassfed beef which has a similar fatty acid profile to fish (i.e. much higher omega 3’s then commercial meats) I still need more supplemental omega 3‘s.
So that’s exactly what I’m doing.
I’m going to be hooking you up with very special for you later this week. Stay tuned.