About Essential Fatty Acids

Another commonly asked question from patients is “What is the most important supplement that my family should be taking?” Truthfully, every individual's needs are different depending on their unique blood chemistry which is always distinct , but if I had to pick one supplement that I know everyone can benefit from it is Essential Fatty Acids. This is an amazing healthy fat that affects every cell in the body. It is responsible for some of our most important functions:

  • Hormone production
  • Healthy fat that protects the heart
  • Cell walls aiding in cellular transport
  • Brain fat that helps with dementia and depression

Forms of Essential Fatty Acids include:

  • Fish Oil
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Evening Primrose
  • Black Currant Seed
  • Borage Oil

There are two different types of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Omega 6 and Omega 3. It is important to make sure you have a balanced ratio of both and to be on EFAs that are specific to your current health condition. There are many forms of EFAs that are more helpful for certain ailments, so contact your healthcare provider for guidance in choosing the best EFA for you and your family.