The importance of the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3s and omega-6s are two types of polyunsaturated fats. Both are required for the body to function, but they have opposite effects when it comes to the inflammatory response and cardiovascular health. Most modern diets are too high in omega-6 and too low in omega-3, often in the range of 15+ parts of omega-6 for every 1 part of omega-31.

A ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids of 4:1 has been associated with a 70% decrease in total mortality1, and with decreased ratios between 2:1 to 5:1 also have been associated with lower risks of common diseases1. Importantly, these studies indicate that the optimal ratio may vary with the disease under consideration, but all ratios are lower than what is common in Western diets.

The body metabolizes common omega-3 fatty acids ALA and EPA into DHA at a rate of roughly 4%2. So to achieve, for example, a 2:1 ratio of omega-6:omega-3 using DHA, the ratio of omega-6:DHA should be roughly 50:1 (2:1 omega-6:omega-3 ratio, where omega-3 is converted to DHA at 4% = 2/(4%), or 50:1).

Ripple contains 8mg DHA omega-3 and 350mg of omega-6 fatty acid in each serving of Ripple plant-based Half & Half. We have chosen those amounts based on scientific evidence. However, these studies have not been validated by the FDA for specific health claims, so Ripple makes no claim of a specific health benefit from our decision to use these ratios of fats in our plant-based Half & Half.

1 Simopoulus A.P., Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909

2 Gerster H., Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1998;68(3):159-73
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9637947
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The Ripple Effect

Ripple is built on the truth that even the smallest actions can have far reaching impacts.

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Ripple vs. Dairy Milk1
Carbon Saved
 lbs
Pounds less carbon used to produce Ripple milk2
Pounds less carbon used to produce Ripple milk2
Sugar Saved
 lbs
Pounds less sugar in Ripple milk3
Pounds less sugar in Ripple milk3
Ripple vs. Almond Milk4
Water Saved
 gal
Gallons less water used to produce Ripple milk2
Gallons less water used to produce Ripple milk2
Protein Added
 lbs
Pounds more protein in Ripple milk5
Pounds more protein in Ripple milk5

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1 Comparisons based on the same volume of all varieties of Ripple milk sold vs. the same volume of all varieties of dairy milk 2Comparisons based on the water used to get the same amount of protein from Ripple and almond milk. LifeCycle Assessment of Non-Dairy Milk, 2022 3 The weighted average of sugar across all varieties of milk is 13g in 1 cup vs. the weighted average of sugar across all varieties of Ripple milk is 7g in 1 cup. Milk sugar data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release, April 2018. Milk consumption data from USDA 4 Comparisons based on the same volume of all varieties of Ripple milk sold vs. the same volume of almond milk 5 1 cup of almond milk contains 1g protein v. 1 cup Ripple milk contains 8g protein. Almond milk data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release, April 2018

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Plant-Based Milk

48oz Milk

  • 100% Vegan

  • Lactose Free

  • Nut Free

  • Soy Free

  • GMO Free

  • Gluten Free

Developed with Pediatricians1 for Early Childhood Nutrition

Can smart choices really be delicious? We say ‘YES’! When you choose dairy free, you shouldn’t have to compromise on nutrition or taste. Now we’ve made something especially for your little ones.

Ripple Kids was developed with Pediatricians1 to deliver key nutrients specific for growing kids. In addition to the 8g of plant-based protein from peas, Ripple Kids has 50mg DHA, choline, and prebiotic fiber for growing bodies, along with many of the essential nutrients found in dairy milk - calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, and vitamins A, D, and B12. And most important, it delivers the same creamy and delicious taste kids love!

  • 50mg DHA Omega-3’s to help support developing brains1
  • Choline to help transport DHA for brain-building nutrition
  • Prebiotic Fiber
  • 8g of plant-based protein
1 Based on nationwide Pediatrician surveys of most important nutrients for children in a plant-based milk *Pertains to U.S. Products Only

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 cup (240mL)

140 Calories

8g Protein

8g Total Fat

8g Carbs

5g Sugars

125mg Sodium

  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Potassium
  • 1g
  • 0g
  • 1g
  • 6g
  • 0mg
  • 2g
  • 544mg
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Choline
  • Magnesium
  • 455mg
  • 1mg
  • 90mcg
  • 6mcg
  • 1.1mcg
  • 55mg
  • 24mg
*Pertains to U.S. Products Only

What’s inside

Pure Plant Protein

We use only the finest pea sources to produce the ultra-clean tasting pea protein you can only find in Ripple products.

Sunflower Oil

Gives Ripple its rich texture and velvety smoothness.

Algal Oil

Provides DHA Omega-3 fatty acids that support brain health.

Choline

Helps transport DHA for brain-building health.

Vitamins & Minerals

Give Ripple the nutrition your body needs.

Water, Pea Protein Blend (water, pea protein), Sunflower Oil, Cane Sugar, Contains Less than 1% of soluble corn fiber, magnesium citrate, riboflavin, Vitamin B12, DHA Algal Oil, Choline Bitartrate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Gellan Gum.

*Pertains to U.S. Products Only

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