What Makes Essential Fatty Acids ESSENTIAL?

Contrary to negative thoughts about fat, the human body uses it as a major source of fuel energy and helps with the absorption of carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. So fat is a nutrient that every body needs . . . in moderation and from healthy sources. Fat is acquired from a variety of fatty acids: the building blocks of the fat in food and the body.

Fatty Acid Breakdown

Trans – found in processed products created by food manufacturers (fats harmful to the body and should be avoided)

Saturated – the body can synthesize and needs for physiological and structural functions

Monounsaturated – some of which the body synthesizes and requires for good health

Polyunsaturated – the body cannot synthesize yet essential for good health 1

Polyunsaturated omega-3 and -6 are referred to as essential fatty acids because the body lacks the enzymes to synthesize them, so they must come from nutritional intake. Linoleic acid (LA) is the parent fatty acid of omega-6 while alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the parent fatty acid of omega-3. 1

AIMega contains a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 (ALA) and -6 (LA) from organic seed oils because most people do not get enough omega-3 and far too much omega-6 from poor nutritional sources.

Essential Fatty Acids Are Important

Omega-3 and -6 are structural and functional components of every cell in the body. Healthy cellular membranes depend on the presence of these essential fatty acids so that they remain flexible and permeable, allowing nutrients to enter and waste to exit. Consuming these essential fatty acids helps to modify membrane composition and molecular structure.

If cell membranes are healthy, then cells are healthy. Since the body is constructed of cells from the inside out to the skin layer, then healthy cell membranes are integral to the overall health of the body.

In particular, increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake increases the omega-3 content in red blood cells, immune cells, atherosclerotic plaques, heart muscle tissue and other cell types throughout the body. 2

The benefits of omega-3 (ALA) may include inflammatory response modulation, central nervous system function and behavior improvements and cardiovascular system protection. 3

It’s a fact: the body needs a regular supply of essential fatty acids. AIMega delivers.

1 www.nap.edu/read/10490/chapter/10
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2 lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids#introduction
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3 www.researchgate.net/publication/249402716_Update_on_alpha-linolenic_acid_Nutrition_ReviewsC_Vol_66_No_6
[accessed Mar 15, 2018)

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AIMega® is an organic seed oil blend that delivers an important source of healthful and essential omega-3, -6 and-9 fatty acids. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are incorporated into every cell of the body, and are key structural, metabolic, and regulatory components of cells. They improve and regulate cellular function, reduce inflammation, modulate immune response, optimize health and well-being, and help prevent chronic disease.