Importance of EFA for skin and overall health:
EFA or Esential Fatty Acids (omega 3s) are key components of every single cell wall in human body, and consequently cellular health. Essential Fatty Acids are called essential because we can not make them, therefore we must consume them to support healthy functioning of all the cells.
Essential fatty acids are a special group of oils that are very similar to our skin oils and cellular membrane, with all the therapeutic qualities that help to improve eczema, dermatitis, lipid dryness, rosacea, psoriasis, acne, itchyosis. Any deficiency of the Omega 3 fats leads to compromised cell membranes, oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation of the cells. This further leads to cellular inflammation.
Unlike alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) and linoleic acid (omega 6) fatty acids, oleic acid (omega 9) fatty acids are not classed as essential fatty acids. This is because we can be metabolize them from the omega 3 and omega 6 unsaturated fats.
Nowadays diet is very dominant in pro-inflammatory fats such as omega 6 and 9. Be aware that there are still some marketers that promote omega 9’s as Essential Fatty Acids despite it being incorrect.
When buying Omega 3 supplements, make sure that they are derived from smallest fish like mackerel, sardines or wild salmon that is free of mercury, and stick to Omega 3 versus a combination of Omega 3, 6, and 9. Like any oil, Omega 3s oxidize fast. Therefore make sure to buy only from the company that assures that they are manufactured and stored in the temperature and humidity regulated facility.
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