Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are just that, they are essential, meaning that they must be provided by the diet or supplements. There are two important classes of essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, which refer to the chemical structure of the fat molecule. EFAs are not easily found in the food supply and often times the form of these fats found in food is unable to be converted to the beneficial components in the body. Aging, stress, or a high consumption of saturated or trans fatty acids can contribute to an imbalance of EFA's in the body. Borage oil is nature's most concentrated source of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) and is a good way to ensure adequate EFA uptake.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) have a part in running virtually every vital system in the human body. In order for these systems to function properly, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids should be consumed in an equal ratio. For centuries the human diet consisted of an equal ratio of EFAs, but modern food processing techniques and dietary tendencies have most Americans consuming omega-6s at an alarming 30:1 ratio. This creates an immense deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. This highly concentrated omega-3 fatty acid softgel contains twice as much eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as many omega-3 products in a convenient one per day softgel.
Evening primrose oil is a natural source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), commonly called good fats. Essential fat supplements have been shown to offset the high consumption of trans and saturated fats consumed in the typical American diet. Research on EPO continues to support its importance in assisting the body in obtaining healthy joints, combating symptoms of PMS, gastrointestinal health as well as providing benefits to those with various skin care problems. High dosages of EPO, such as in our new 1300 mg EPO product, are often used for condition specific supplementation and lower doses are generally used to assist or maintain overall good health.
It is often hard to obtain the adequate amounts of the essential fats required through the daily diet, since many foods are overprocessed and loaded with saturated and hydrogenated fats. The balance between the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 are important for maintaining adequate nutritional status. Evening Primrose Oil capsules are an easy way to supplement with the beneficial fats your body needs.
The average American diet contains far too much saturated and hydrogenated fat, and yet is deficient in beneficial fatty acids responsible for many functions in the body. Scientists have attributed the importance of these good or essential fats to their production of hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are beneficial for promoting adequate cardiovascular, immune, and healthy nervous system health. It is important that individuals receive a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, two classes of essential fats that have positive health benefits on the body. Flax seed oil capsules are a convenient and suitable way for individuals to receive a plant source of the essential compounds found in fish oils.
Neptune Krill Oil efficacy has been clinically proven by independent university researchers and health care professionals for the following health conditions:
•Cholesterol management (Phase IIIa).
•Inflamation and osteoarthritis (Phase II).
•Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Pilot).
•Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (Phase II).
Independent testing performed by Brunswick Laboratories, MA, USA, using the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) Method reveals the antioxidant power of Neptune Krill Oil to be:
•Over 300 times greater than Vitamins A & E.
•Over 48 times greater than Omega-3 Fish Oil.
•Over 34 times greater than Co Q-10.
Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®) is known for its unique fatty acid (FA) profile, as well as for its rich antioxidant content. NKO®’s balanced fatty acid content includes not only EPA and DHA, the crucial Omega-3 FA’s, but Omega-9 FA’s and phospholipids, as well. NKO® is a rich source of Astaxanthin, a powerful immune-supporting antioxidant. Clinical studies have shown that NKO® can support joint comfort, healthy blood lipid levels, and may reduce symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.* This 1,000 mg Krill Oil product is an enteric coated, odor controlled softgel to make it easier to tolerate for those who may experience nausea or reflux from fish oils.
Neptune Krill Oil is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB’s, dioxins, and other contaminants).
Omega-3 Fatty Acids comprise one of the most talked-about dietary components today. Why? Currently, a large body of scientific evidence points to this essential fatty acid's benefits for heart health, joint health, cognitive function and inflammatory conditions. Food sources of Omega-3's include certain cold water fish, walnuts and flax. Because vegetarian sources of these beneficial fats are important, we're offering a liquid flax oil for consumers interested in the multi-functional uses of this product. Another added benefit of flax resides in its natural lignan content. Lignans are fiber-like compounds found naturally within flax seeds that show promise in treating gender-specific conditions, cognitive function and heart health, due to a component in lignan called Secoisolariciresinol diglycosides (SDG's). However, most flax oil products on the market remove these beneficial lignans. Our VL-403 retains these prized compounds consumers are asking for.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required on a daily basis for maintaining optimal health. While the typical diet provides plenty of fats, it generally does not provide the kind of fats required by the body. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are both classes of fatty acids that are referred to as essential. Providing a supplement that already contains the appropriate balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, the body is able to support cellular, nerve, metabolic, and cardiovascular systems in a more efficient manner.