What are essential fatty acids?
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are essential nutrients, the body cannot produce. EFA’s are are polyunsaturated fats, which are considered “good” fats. EFAs contribute to the healthy functioning of cell membranes, and are critical for the synthesis of eicosanoids, a family of hormone-like substances that help in cell maintenance. Just like essential vitamins and minerals, Omega fatty acids are necessary for the maintenance of good health.
Research with Omega fatty acid supplementation has shown promise in a number of areas including: rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, high blood cholesterol, coronary heart disease, diabetic neuropathy, high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, and cancer.