Why Fish Oil Slows Down Wound Healing

Fish oilThe Parent Omega 6 speeds wound healing while EPA/DHA overdose slows wound healing down. It logically implies that fish oil consumption could worsen wound healing because of the impairment of increased oxidative stress, especially if coupled with lack of PEO consumption particularly, Parent omega 6. Diabetic patients need to be aware that there are three layers that comprises the epithelial tissue or commonly known as “skin”. Those 3 layers are epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. All three components are PEO dependent. Even the blood vessels themselves (intimal complex) contain PEOs; in particular, significant amounts of Parent omega-6.

Any overdose of Parent omega 3 or its metabolites will cause “black and blue” marks (bruise / contusion / hematoma) on the skin with even just a slight bumping to any hard materials. Studies shows that fish oil’s DHA destroys the structure of skin which is the body’s largest organ and it takes a full 18 weeks after ceasing its use for its deleterious effects to be reversed.

“Current studies show that substituting Omega 3 fatty acid (fish oil) for Omega 6 fatty acids in the diet is deleterious to the mechanical properties of wounds at 30 days.” It has been known that epithelial tissue has no Parent omega-3 or its derivatives components, so this dreadful result is predicted. In 1993, it has been known that the effect of Parent omega 6 to accelerate wound healing. Even with adulterated corn oil that contains Parent omega 6, the speed in healing was significantly better than with fish oil.


Mike Maunu – Founder