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-3.1
A ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids of 4:1 has been associated with a 70% decrease in total mortality,1 and with decreased ratios between 2:1 to 5:1 also have been associated with lower risks of common diseases.1 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.
Original Plant-Based Milk
Ripple® Kids was developed with key nutrients specifically for growing kids. With 0g added sugar,* it’s a great choice for parents looking to reduce their little one’s sugar intake, while still offering the same creamy & delicious taste kids love.
All of our Ripple Kids flavors have 8g of protein, prebiotic fiber, 50mg of DHA, and choline to support developing brains and bodies. Plus, these plant-based milks offer all of the essential nutrients found in dairy milk - calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, and vitamins A, D, and B12. Kids and parents will love this new sugar-free option of our popular Kids Milk!
Serving Size 1 cup (240mL)
WATER, PEA PROTEIN, VEGETABLE OIL (SUNFLOWER OR SAFFLOWER OIL), 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, SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, GUM ARABIC, GUAR GUM, GELLAN GUM, WITH ROSEMARY EXTRACT, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS, AND ASCORBYL PALMITATE TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS.*Pertains to U.S. Products Only
Peas are an excellent source of protein, setting Ripple apart from other plant-based beverages that have little to no protein. Ripple uses a proprietary method to harvest protein from peas, removing impurities to leave a clean, neutral taste.
And, peas have a small environmental footprint, unlike almonds, which require irrigation, or cattle, which contribute to deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. Yellow peas also grow in areas that receive lots of rain, so they need little or no irrigation, and little or no fertilizer.