EFAs Premier (8 fl oz)
- Clinically proven ideal ratios of GLA, linoleic acid, Omega 3, 6 and 9
- Grade 10 flax oil, borage oil, Moroccan olive oil and sesame seed oil naturally processed
- No harmful solvent extraction
- Processed without heat (cold pressed)
- Guaranteed solvent and pesticide free
- Rich in healing lignan fractions
- All Oxygen removed from bottle to protect freshness
“Good Fats” vs. “Bad Fats”
Essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are the good fats, are essential for life and good health. EFAs are labeled “essential” because they are necessary for life, yet they cannot be produced by the body. EFAs must be consumed orally in order for the body to manufacture fatty acids in the liver. Factors such as a diet high in bad fats, excess stress or chronic illness can increase the need for EFAs. Because of the poor diet consumed by the average person, most Americans often need a good “oil change” with “good fats” to help balance the “bad fats” eaten. “Bad fats” include fried foods, hydrogenated oils, such as margarine, mayonnaise and commercial salad dressings, etc.
In order to achieve optimal health, it is important to consume adequate amounts of EFAs (the “good fats”) and reduce or eliminate the “bad fats.” Two critical essential fatty acids are linoleic (LA) acids and linolenic (LNA) acids. Linoleic acid contains Omega-3 fatty acids and is considered the most important EFA for humans. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in linolenic acid, are needed in a 2:1 ratio over Omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 EFAs are found in the seeds of plants and oils of cold water fish.
Deficiencies of EFAs affect approximately 80% of Americans resulting in a myriad of health problems. The abundance of transfatty acids (i.e. “bad fats”) in the typical American diet makes it even more important to include EFAs in your daily nutritional regimen. EFAs perform many life-supporting functions in each cell of our body and are critical from infancy through old age. They are part of every cell membrane and every organ and tissue including that of the brain. EFAs keep our cells strong, help in organ resiliency and tissue lubrication support, protect cell membranes and immune system and help prevent damage by chemicals. EFAs in cell membranes help support passage of nutrients into cells and waste extraction.
Essential fats are critical to the nervous system, the kidneys and in the manufacture of steroid and sex hormones and the hormone-like prostaglandins. EFAs are necessary for healthy blood pressure and heart function, joint, skin, hair and nail health, prevention of fatigue and immune complications. EFAs are required for healthy digestion and brain function. The healthy brain contains large amounts of good fats.
EFAs provide the body with the most concentrated energy source and serve as integral parts of nerve cells and cell membranes. EFAs help the body make hormone precursors called prostaglandins. Another essential fatty acid, GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) is a precursor of arachidonic acid and prostaglandin El. Linolenic acid is the precursor of the E3 series and other Omega-3 fatty acids. The E3 prostaglandin series plays an important role in the management and regulation of healthy platelet aggregation, blood pressure and the immune response. In contrast, linoleic acid is necessary for synthesis of prostaglandins in the El and E2 series.
Adults or children (age 1 and up): Take 1 teaspoon, 1 to 2 times a day Vcap, 1-4 caps daily. For special programs, up to 2 tablespoons or 12 Vcaps may be taken daily.