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Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids (EFA's), which are critical to the proper function of your Body as they cannot be made by it. EFA's must therefore be consumed within the diet from plant Food sources or from the Supplements in which you see below.

What are the 3 essential fatty acids?

The 3 main omega 3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

What are the essential fatty acids for humans?

Only 2 fatty acids are deemed 'essential' for humans. These are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and an omega-6 fatty acid known as linoleic acid (LA).

Is Omega 9 an essential fatty acid?

No! As the body is able to produce omega-9 Fatty Acids, they are not considered essential.

Where can essential fatty acids be found?

Rich sources of essential fatty acids include Nuts & Seeds, particularly Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds & Chia Seeds, cold-water fatty Fish, and Flaxseed oil.

What do essential fatty acids do?

EFA's are used by your body to the build specialised omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They have many benefits, some of which include cellular development and the formation of healthy cell membranes.

What is the best essential fatty acid supplement?

When it comes to the 'best' fatty acid supplement, this tends to come down to a simple personal preference. However, you can rest assured that here at Natures Healthbox, we have a wide selection of essential fatty acids from only the best and most popular, trusted brands.

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