Originally Posted by lewdog
I've noticed the "multiplying" place of marketing lately. Let's say a product has 5mg of Omega 3. Another product claims to have 5x this value, which is a whopping 25mgs. Is it 5x more? Sure is. Does it come close to the amount of Omega 3 you want, nope. But you just spent $1-2 more per pound for it (you got took!). Good selling scheme because many people are unaware of values.
The goal is to balance out O3 and O6 in an effort to control systematic inflammation. The total mgs are almost irrelevant. "Multiplication" marketing is also irrelevant in this case due to a grain fed serving coming with a much worse starting O3/O6 balance.
Like everything else it's a choice. Similar to buying farm raised salmon over wild caught. There is certainly a difference between the two choices.