9 Reasons You Need Essential Fatty Acids
Have you ever heard the term “fat fighting fat”? Well that’s exactly what happens when the “good fat” you put into your body begins to attack the “bad fat” resulting in shrinking fat cells and increasing inch loss. Essential Fatty Acids are a specific type of fat your body needs but cannot produce naturally. Linoleic (omega-6) and linolenic (omega-3) acids create DHA and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid), two vital essential fatty acids.
You may not be getting the correct amount of essential fatty acids in your everyday diet, so it’s important to eat foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 and enlist the help of supplementation. SlimGenics Omega-Slim™ Essential Fatty Acids have a blend of omega-3 and omega-6 that will work with your nutritional plan for optimal results. A lack of EFAs can result in mood swings, memory loss, vision problems, brittle hair, dry skin and more. These “healthy fats” help with cellular development, brain function, metabolism and more. Here are some additional reasons you need EFAs in your daily life.
Promote Healthy Cognitive Function
Approximately 8% of the brain’s weight is comprised of omega-3—the building blocks for an estimated 100 billion neurons. DHA and EPA play essential roles in neural structure and function by preventing inflammation and producing neurotransmitters. Studies have also shown that EFAs can protect against early cognitive decline as well as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Support Heart Health
Omega-3 acids EPA and DHA can boost heart health by lowering triglycerides. High triglycerides create a risk factor for heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Clinical evidence suggests that EPA and DHA, the two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Aid with Weight Loss
A research team in Sweden recently compared fish oil’s effect on the gut to the effect of lard. Their results discovered that lard promoted the growth of a type of bacteria that has been linked to gut inflammation. Conversely, fish oil increased the levels of a type of bacteria, which has been shown to reduce weight gain and improve blood sugar metabolism.
Improve Appearance of Hair, Skin and Nails
Essential Fatty Acids have been shown to increase the appearance of hair, skin and nails. EFAs increase elasticity in skin, which is important during weight loss, when excess skin is prevalent.
Lower Risk of Depression
Some researchers have found that some cultures with high levels of omega-3s in their diets have lower levels of depression. Fish oil has also been linked to boosting the effects of antidepressants.
Stimulate Healthy Fetal Growth
EFAs are particularly important during pregnancy as recent research discovered that these fatty acids are necessary for healthy fetal growth and proper fetal brain development.
Improve Recovery and Healing
Essential fatty acids are necessary for proper cell growth and division. These form cell membranes and regulate cellular activity.
Promote Strong Bones
EFAs aid in the transportation of the minerals that keep bones and teeth strong, allowing them to help prevent bone diseases, such as osteoporosis. Some studies also suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help increase levels of calcium in the body and improve bone strength.
Reduce Inflammation and Improve Joint Pain
Fish oil and EFAs have powerful anti-inflammatory effects—especially in the blood vessels and joints. They help to reduce stiffness in the bones and muscles and joint pains, which is good news for people with bone diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis. This reduction in inflammation is also beneficial for people suffering from asthma.
Where can I receive these EFAs?
A host of different foods contain EFAs, including ground flax seeds, flax oil, chia seeds, hemp, fish and fish oil and dark leafy greens. However, SlimGenics also recommends also using nutritional supplementation to receive these vital fatty acids every day.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. SlimGenics products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.