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EFA's Essential Fats

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are necessary fats that humans cannot synthesize, and must be obtained through diet or supplements. There are two families of EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6. Omega-9 is necessary yet "non-essential" because the body can manufacture a modest amount on its own, provided essential EFAs are present. Omega-3 fatty acids are derived from Linolenic Acid, Omega-6 from Linoleic Acid, and Omega-9 from Oleic Acid.

EFAs support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. The human body needs EFAs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products. A primary function of EFAs is the production of prostaglandins, which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood clotting, fertility, conception, and play a role in immune function by regulating inflammation and encouraging the body to fight infection. Essential Fatty Acids are also needed for proper growth in children, particularly for neural development and maturation of sensory systems, with male children having higher needs than females. Fetuses and breast-fed infants also require an adequate supply of EFAs through the mother's dietary intake.

EFA deficiency and Omega 6/3 imbalance is linked with serious health conditions, such as heart attacks, cancer, insulin resistance, asthma, lupus, schizophrenia, depression, postpartum depression, accelerated aging, stroke, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, ADHD, and Alzheimer's Disease, among others.

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Nordic Naturals - Omega-3 60soft gels See details
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OMEGA-3 is an easy way to get Omega-3 fats every day. It is a great way to maintain healthy levels of EPA and DHA—the most important Omega-3 fats.
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Nordic Naturals - Ultimate Omega 60soft gels See details
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Double-strength EPA + DHA for increased Omega-3 benefits in fewer soft gels. Supports healthy glucose levels, longevity, and the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
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Nordic Naturals - Ultimate Omega 120soft gels See details
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Double-strength EPA + DHA for increased Omega-3 benefits in fewer soft gels. Supports healthy glucose levels, longevity, and the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
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Nordic Naturals - Omega 3 Liquid 8oz(237ml) See details
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Omega-3 fatty acids are needed daily, and must be obtained from our diet. Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Liquid is a great-tasting, fresh, and pure source of omega-3s and vitamin E. Omega-3s support proper cellular flexibility and cardiovascular health.*
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Nordic Naturals - Omega Woman 120soft gels See details
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Created specifically to address the unique needs of women, Omega Woman blends the high-potency Omega-6 GLA from evening primrose oil with a touch of EPA and DHA for balance.
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Nordic Naturals - Omega-3 60gummies See details
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Nordic Omega-3 Gummies have a delicious tangerine taste are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids. Help supports development of the Brain, Eyes, and Nervous and Immune Systems.
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