Essential Fatty Acids, EFAs, omega-3, omega-6 Information
Essential Fatty Acids, EFAs, omega-3, omega-6
Two families of EFAs:Omega-3 (linolenic acid) and Omega-6 (linoleic acid).
omega-3 fatty acids
ALA -> EPA -> DHA
Alpha Linolenic Acid, Eicosapentaenoic acid, Docosahexaenoic acid
ALA - flax, walnut, chestnut, hemp and soy oil
EPA - cod liver, salmon, mackerel, tuna, hering and sardine oil
omega-6 fatty acids
LA -> GLA -> DHGLA
Linoleic acid, Gamma Linoleic Acid, Dihydro Gamma Linoleic Acid
LA - safflower, sunflower, sesame, corn, cottonseed and soy
GLA - black currant, evening primrose oil and borage oil
skin problems, inflammatory disorders, autoimmune disease
hyperlipidemia - may lower triglycerides and lipids
rheumoid arthritis - fish oil has been found helpful
benign prostatic hypertrophy
Omega-3 significantly lowers high blood pressure.
1 tablespoon of oil = 12 to 15 capsules
400 iu vitamin E should be included with each tbsp
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