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

VANILLA

protein shake

12oz Shake

  • 100% Vegan

  • Lactose Free

  • Nut Free

  • Soy Free

  • GMO Free

  • Gluten Free

Power Your Day

No more gritty protein shakes. Ripple Nutrition Vanilla Protein Shake is delicious, smooth, with a hint of vanilla and is packed with nutrition. Each bottle has 20g of plant-based protein from peas, 15% of your daily value of iron and only 9 grams of sugar.

All Ripple Nutrition products are 100% dairy-free, vegan, nut-, soy- and gluten-free so you can enjoy worry-free. It’s protein to fuel all life’s adventures, whether it’s down the block or around the world.

  • 20g plant-based protein per bottle
  • Excellent source of calcium and phosphorous
  • Good source of potassium

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 Bottle (12oz)

200 Calories

20g Protein

(28%)

7g Total Fat

(9%)

12g Carbs

(4%)

9g Sugars

240mg Sodium

(10%)

  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Potassium
  • 1g
  • 0g
  • 1g
  • 5g
  • 0mg
  • 1g
  • 620mg
  • Calcium (577mg)
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron (3mg)
  • Phosphorus (734mg)
  • Magnesium (3mg)
  • 45%
  • 0%
  • 15%
  • 60%
  • 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.

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.

Water, pea protein, cane sugar, sunflower oil, natural flavor, contains less than 0.5% of dipotassium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, salt, mixed tocopherols (to preserve freshness), sunflower lecithin, monk fruit extract, gellan gum, guar gum.

Dairy-Free. As It Should Be.