Omega 6 - Many Medications work by Blocking Omega-6

Omega-6 Fat Research News & Commentary: Medications that Block Effects of Omega-6 Fat

Medications that Block Effects of Omega-6 Fat

Bottomline: Arachidonic acid , the potent omega-6 fat, creates health-harming inflammatory chemicals in the body. Many anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, Celebrex and Singulair work by blunting the effects of omega-6 fat.

Many of the health benefits derived from omega-3 fats in fish oil (EPA and DHA) are from their ability to block the harmful effects of arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is the most problematic of the omega-6 fats and is found in animal products. The plant omega-6 fat, linoleic acid, commonly found in vegetable oils (especially soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and corn oil), easily gets made into arachidonic acid by the body.