OmegaOil is made from a blend of all-natural oils: olive, coconut, flax, avocado, high-oleic sunflower, and chia. We combine these oils in just the right amounts to produce an oil that is more nutritious than any of the individual oils alone. OmegaOil is the only oil to provide the 1:1 ratio of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids recommended by health experts.
We call our product OmegaOil for two reasons. One, because of its balanced omega-3 and omega-6 ratio. Two, because Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. We designed OmegaOil to be the most nutritious oil possible and thus the last oil decision you'll ever need to make.
Omega-3 and omega-6 are called essential fatty acids because they are required for human health. Our bodies cannot produce these fatty acids on their own, so we have to get them from our food.
Omega-3 and omega-6 play vitally important and complementary roles in the body. Omega-6 is necessary for the body to produce inflammation, which is a tool the body uses to fight certain illnesses. Omega-3 is used by the body to reduce inflammation and bring things back to normal. If we eat a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6, our bodies functions as they should. When we eat too much omega-6, however, the body gets trapped in an inflammatory state – and risk rates for a wide variety of diseases start going up.
Unfortunately, probably not. Thanks to the abundance of high omega-6 foods like corn and soy in the modern diet, the average person gets 15 - 20 times more omega-6 than omega-3. Even if you don't consume corn or soy directly, you're likely getting lots of omega-6 from your meat (if it's not grass-fed) and from foods cooked in corn or soybean oils. Because oil plays such a large role in our diets - and consequently, our health - switching to OmegaOil as your primary oil is a small change with the potential for great nutritional impact.
Olive oil is great. It has many benefits including being a terrific source of monounsaturated fats and is high in antioxidants. In fact, it's the first ingredient in OmegaOil. But olive oil has 12 times more omega-6 than omega-3, so using it alone as your primary oil won't alleviate the dietary imbalance.
OmegaOil is currently sold exclusively online. We'll be expanding to grocery stores later this year. Want to see OmegaOil in your local store sooner? Ask them to stock us!