Benefits Of Essential Fatty Acids

Health Benefits of Essential Fatty Acids

I share this information constantly. Quality sources of Essential Fatty Acids really do provide the amazing benefits mentioned below.


An Omega-3 essential fatty acid found in cold water fish

  • Makes platelets less sticky so they are less prone to form clots
  • Improves blood flow by preventing the restriction of blood vessels
  • Studies show that EPA can dramatically decrease blood levels of triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure, if high
  • Decreases the bad LDL cholesterol
  • Increases the good HDL cholesterol
  • Studies show a decrease in pain and stiffness in people with arthritis who supplement with EPA.
  • Improves circulation to the extremities
  • Helps prevent eczema and psoriasis
  • Helps reduce migraine headaches

GLA Plus

Derived from borage seed oil, GLA is used to form prostaglandins, which regulate many important body processes

  • Dramatically reduces premenopausal symptoms including bloating, breast tenderness, irritability, depression & aggressive behavior
  • Greatly improves sexual hormonal response & sexual interest
  • Reduces menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, vaginal dryness & mood swings
  • Has been used successfully to help with fertility problems
  • Increases metabolic rate without dieting & therefore increases weight loss
  • Helps prevent hair loss
  • Greatly improves the condition of hair, skin and nails
  • Significantly improves the itchy rashes associated with eczema & psoriasis
  • Notably improves the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and lupus
  • Studies show dramatic improvements in hyperactivity & ADD with GLA supplementation.
  • Helps lower high blood pressure, high blood levels of cholesterol & Triglycerides
  • Improves dry eye syndrome & atrophy of the salivary ducts


Lecithin also contains essential fatty acids.  Soybean lecithin contains 57% linolenic acid (which is converted into GLA) and 9% linolenic acid (which is converted into EPA).  However, the lecithin from most other oils contains only linolenic acid.


  • Contains choline which helps the body to utilize fats and cholesterol properly and is involved with the transmission of messages in the brain and nervous system
  • Helps keep cholesterol from depositing in arterial linings.
  • Prevents and dissolves gallstones and kidney stones as a result of its emulsifying action on fatty substances
  • Is an important component of bile, where its main function is to emulsify—break into small droplets—food fats, thus making digestion of fats easier
  • Critical for the liver’s role in detoxification, i.e., getting the toxins & poisons out of our bodies
  • Helps with memory and learning since lecithin is an integral component of the myelin sheath, which surrounds the nerves in the brain.  It allows nerve impulses to flow smoothly
  • Helpful in weight loss because it draws fat and cholesterol into the bloodstream where it can be burned.

Sourced from Gemma Gorham, M.P.H. brochure about essential fatty acids – 1996

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