Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are "essential fats" and are required for optimal health. There are two main families of essential fats: omega-3 and omega-6. These fatty acids live in the cell membrane and compete. It is important to balance these fats for proper cell function. Consuming more omega-3s helps you balance any overabundance of omega-6 fats (from vegetable oils, processed food, and meat) for your cell health. Most experts agree we need a minimum of 500 mg EPA+DHA daily.
EPA from Omega 3 helps supports a healthy heart and circulatory system, supports joint flexibility, immune function, and the body's natural anti-inflammatory respose.
DHA from Omega-3 supports learning and cognitive function, promotes positive mood, supports the brain, eyes, nervous and immune systems.
GLA from omega-6 is nourishing to the skin, joints, assists with hormonal balance and a healthy body fat metabolism.
OA from Omega-9 may help support healthy blood vessels and cholesterol.