Optimal E.F.A. The Essential Fatty Acid formula is a revolutionary new product. According to the New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of American Medical Association, the ingredients are associated with a decreased risk of high blood pressure, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. EFA’s have shown to be effective for joints, hormone balancing, and healthy skin production.
The EFAs in this formula come from algae, flaxseed and borage oils, highly potent forms of essential fatty acids, which makes this formula mercury-free. Not only do EFAs help reduce the aforementioned health risks, they also promote energy production, brain development, recovery from fatigue, and a healthy cardiovascular system.
You actually get more omega-3s from algae than you do from fish or krill. The latter two eat algae, which is how they get their omega-3s in the first place!
The key components of good fats are the essential fatty acids. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are unsaturated oils that are considered essential because the human body must have them but cannot manufacture them on its own. Therefore, the body must rely on the foods we eat as its source for good fats. Omega-3 fatty acids include Linoleic Acid (LA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) while Omega-6 fatty acids include Alpha Linolenic Acid (LNA) and Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). Omega-6 fatty acids are more common in the American diet than the Omega-3 fatty acids. This imbalance is due to several factors, such as the increased consumption of oils void of Omega-3 fatty acids, industrial milling of flour, increased consumption of sugar and fried foods and the decreased consumption of fish.
Essential fatty acids are involved in energy production, hormone production, oxygen transfer, hemoglobin production, cell membrane components, recovery from fatigue, prostaglandin production, growth, cell division, production of smooth skin, reduction of inflammation, reduction of platelet stickiness, reduction of blood pressure and brain development.
Optimal E.F.A. is a unique blend of stabilized oils from plant sources only, making this a choice essential fatty acid source for vegetarians and for those who want to avoid any level of PCBs and other toxins that are found in supplements made from fish oils.
Optimal E.F.A. contains both omega-3 (45%) and Omega-6 (55%) essential fatty acids. One capsule contains:
* 100 mg of Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) – an Omega-3 fatty acid
* 150 mg of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – an Omega-3 fatty acid
* 300 mg of Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) – a healthy Omega-6 fatty acid
This stabilized fatty acid blend breaks down into the following:
* Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) – Flaxseed oil, the richest source of LNA
* Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – Algae, the only vegetable-based DHA source
* Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) – Borage oil, the richest source of GLA
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.