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.

Your small actions can have far reaching impacts. These are the real-time effects of Ripple milk being sold.

When you choose Ripple, you are creating positive impacts that ripple through our world. We call it the #rippleeffect and your impacts are pretty enormous... and growing.

These are the real-time effects of Ripple milk being sold.

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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
PET Bottles vs. Virgin Plastic
Plastic Saved
 lbs
Pounds of virgin plastic saved by using 100% PCR bottles
Pounds of virgin plastic saved by using 100% PCR bottles

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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 2 LifeCycle Assessment of Non-Dairy Milk, 2017 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

Savor life’s everyday moments
with Ripple non‑dairy half & half,
your delicious alternative.

Original plant-based half & half

16oz HALF & HALF

  • 100% Vegan

  • Lactose Free

  • Nut Free

  • Soy Free

  • GMO Free

  • Gluten Free

Finally, a plant-based half & half with all the decadence of dairy, and none of the downside.* Great in any recipe and delicious in coffee.

Now you can enjoy decadent dishes, sumptuous soups, and rich desserts with no saturated fat or cholesterol. The secret is Ripple’s proprietary blend of oils, which give you the right fats in the right proportions. Ripple has replaced the saturated fats and cholesterol in dairy half & half with essential omega-6s and omega-3s from pure plant sources.

  • 8mg DHA Omega-3s per serving
  • Zero Saturated Fats*1
  • Zero Cholesterol*1
1 2 tbsp of dairy half & half contain 2g of saturated fat and 10mg of cholesterol vs. 2 tbsp of Ripple Half & Half contain 0g of saturated fat and 0mg of cholesterol. Dairy half & half data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, release 28 (2015) *Pertains to U.S. Products Only

Nutrition

Serving Size 2 tbsp (30mL)

35 Calories

<1g Protein

3.5g Total Fat

(5%)

0g Carbs

(0%)

0g Sugars

15mg Sodium

(1%)

  • Calories from Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • 30
  • 0g (0%)
  • 0g
  • 0g
  • 3g
  • 0g (0%)
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • 0g
  • 5mg
  • 6%
  • 4%
  • 0%
  • 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. *Pertains to U.S. Products Only

What’s inside

RippteinTM (Our Proprietary Pea Protein)

The purest plant protein on EarthTM.
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.

Vitamin A & Calcium

Water, Contains less than 1% of Organic Cane Sugar, Sunflower Lecithin, Gum Arabic, Sea Salt, Guar Gum, Gellan Gum, Natural Flavors.

*Pertains to U.S. Products Only

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