Are there any benefits to taking an Omega 3/6/9 supplement versus just taking an Omega 3 supplement?
According to Wikipedia, in a "typical Western diet" the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is already too high, and many commonly-used cooking oils already contain ample amounts of Omega 6, so it seems counterproductive to consume even more Omega 6 in supplement form.
Omega 9, again according to Wikipedia, seems to be non-essential (i.e. can be synthesized by the body), and it also seems to be present in commonly-used oils, so supplementation seems a bit pointless.
Yet, I see Omega 3/6/9 supplements being sold.
- Are these 3/6/9 supplements just a marketing trick, or do they actually have any real advantages over the omega-3-only supplements?
- Or is the 3/6/9 combined supplement supposed to be helpful for a specific health condition (where just omega 3 would be less helpful)? If so, which condition(s)?