I want to store the current time using the update_option and then compare it if the set time was 3 days ago. I want to know in what
format I should store the time? and then how can I compare it with current time and find the difference in the days?
You should store the time as a unix time stamp then you can use human_time_diff to compare.
If the difference is more than 24 hours difference it will return the value in days.