I share this information constantly. Quality sources of Essential Fatty Acids really do provide the amazing benefits mentioned below.
An Omega-3 essential fatty acid found in cold water fish
Makes platelets less sticky so they are less prone to form clots
Improves blood flow by preventing the restriction of blood vessels
Studies show that EPA can dramatically decrease blood levels of triglycerides and cholesterol
Lowers blood pressure, if high
Decreases the bad LDL cholesterol
Increases the good HDL cholesterol
Studies show a decrease in pain and stiffness in people with arthritis who supplement with EPA.
Improves circulation to the extremities
Helps prevent eczema and psoriasis
Helps reduce migraine headaches
Derived from borage seed oil, GLA is used to form prostaglandins, which regulate many important body processes
Dramatically reduces premenopausal symptoms including bloating, breast tenderness, irritability, depression & aggressive behavior
Greatly improves sexual hormonal response & sexual interest
Reduces menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, vaginal dryness & mood swings
Has been used successfully to help with fertility problems
Increases metabolic rate without dieting & therefore increases weight loss
Helps prevent hair loss
Greatly improves the condition of hair, skin and nails
Significantly improves the itchy rashes associated with eczema & psoriasis
Notably improves the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and lupus
Studies show dramatic improvements in hyperactivity & ADD with GLA supplementation.
Helps lower high blood pressure, high blood levels of cholesterol & Triglycerides
Improves dry eye syndrome & atrophy of the salivary ducts
WHAT ABOUT LECITHIN?
Lecithin also contains essential fatty acids. Soybean lecithin contains 57% linolenic acid (which is converted into GLA) and 9% linolenic acid (which is converted into EPA). However, the lecithin from most other oils contains only linolenic acid.
Contains choline which helps the body to utilize fats and cholesterol properly and is involved with the transmission of messages in the brain and nervous system
Helps keep cholesterol from depositing in arterial linings.
Prevents and dissolves gallstones and kidney stones as a result of its emulsifying action on fatty substances
Is an important component of bile, where its main function is to emulsify—break into small droplets—food fats, thus making digestion of fats easier
Critical for the liver’s role in detoxification, i.e., getting the toxins & poisons out of our bodies
Helps with memory and learning since lecithin is an integral component of the myelin sheath, which surrounds the nerves in the brain. It allows nerve impulses to flow smoothly
Helpful in weight loss because it draws fat and cholesterol into the bloodstream where it can be burned.
Sourced from Gemma Gorham, M.P.H. brochure about essential fatty acids – 1996