What are essential fatty acids?
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are the good fats required by every cell and organ in the body. Fatty acids serve as building blocks for cell membranes, energy storage for the body, and energy for the muscles, heart, and other organs. Essential fatty acids profoundly influence the health of the human body. They cannot be made by the body, so a direct food source is vital.
A good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is essential to your health. Unfortunately, the typical American diet contains 14 – 25 times more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acids. When Omega 6 fatty acids are not balanced with sufficient amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids, problems can occur. Some research shows that the most promising health effects of essential fatty acids are achieved through a ratio of four parts omega-3 to one part omega-6.
Omega-3 fatty acids are not one single nutrient, but a collection of several, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Each serving of Whole-istic Solutions EFA made with highly concentrated clean fish oils provides 1080 mg EPA, and 720 mg DHA, the Omega 3 Fatty Acids everyone needs.
What are the benefits of EFA?
The body needs essential fatty acids just as it needs essential vitamins and minerals. One of the most significant ways Omega 3 fatty acids are beneficial is through encouraging the production of chemicals that help control inflammation in the joints, the bloodstream, and the tissues.
Essential fatty acids benefit us significantly in many ways by helping to:
- Support immune function
- Reduce stress by optimizing serotonin production
- Elevate mood
- Provide better focus and concentration
- Enhance energy production
- Increase stamina
- Increase memory
Other research has been shown to benefit:
- Infant development
- Brain function, growth and development
- Liver and Kidney function
- Bone mineral retention
- Weight management
- Eye health
- Vision processes