Could my inflammatory symptoms be brought on by simply ingesting supplements containing omega-3-6-9 fatty acids?
There is no clinical evidence as published in peer-reviewed journals to indicate that ingesting such supplements with or without anti-inflammatory medication can contribute to inflammatory symptomology. It should be noted that omega-6 fatty acids from dietary sources alone (typical in North America) contribute approximately 13,000 mg of linoleic acid (omega-6) per day along with even higher amounts of omega-9 (mainly as the monounsaturated fatty acid known as oleic acid found commonly in olive oil, canola oil, other foods). In addition, the human body has a relatively high capacity for the synthesis of omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid from saturated fatty acids. There is evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation as DHA/EPA can, at appropriate dosages, contribute to some complementary reduction in symptomology for those with rheumatoid arthritis and some other inflammatory conditions to a moderate degree.