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Fatty Acids are the basic structural units of Lipids. Lipid is the general term which refers to dietary fat. The body can synthesise many fatty acids. However, those which it cannot manufacture in adequate amounts must be obtained from the diet, and are termed Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
Fatty acids can be saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated depending on the degree to which the basic carbon chain of the molecule is filled with hydrogen.
Prostaglandin, hormone-like substances in the body, are influenced by Omega-3 acids through a series of enzyme-dependent reactions. Prostaglandins functions include promoting smooth muscle contractions, regulating blood pressure and gastro secretions and influencing other hormones. Essential fatty acids are also important for normal growth, especially of blood vessels and nerves.
EFAs are found most abundantly in Fish Oils and unadulterated Seed Oils such as Rape Seed, Sunflower and Safflower Oil. Flaxseed Oil is an exceptional oil containing both essential fatty acids in appreciable amounts. Flaxseed, also known as Linseed, is one of nature’s richest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Cold salt-water fatty fish such as herring, haddock, cod, mackerel and salmon are also rich in Omega-3 polyunsaturates and serve as the source of Fish Oil supplements.
Essential fatty acids are also important for normal growth, especially of blood vessels and nerves. In addition, they keep the skin and other tissues youthful and supple via their lubricating capacity.Flaxseed Oil is one of the premium sources of Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3), an essential fatty acid that can't be made by the body and must be obtained from diet. The oil is derived from the seeds of the Flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), one of the most concentrated vegetarian plant sources of Omega 3 fatty acids found in nature.
Directions for use: As a food supplement for adults, two (2) softgels daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Two (2) softgels provide:
Flaxseed (Linseed) Oil
Other Fatty Acids