|Optimal EFAs Caps, Biotics Research|
(Item #: 1407, Size: 120 Caps, MSRP: $27.90)
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|Blend of the highest quality fish, flaxseed and borage oils in optimal ratios|
Optimal EFAs from Biotics Research Corporation supplies a unique blend of the highest quality fish, flaxseed and borage oils, providing a balanced blend of omega-3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids in optimal ratios. Fatty acid imbalances are common in societies like ours that consume an abundance of processed foods with artificial ingredients and hydrogenated (trans) fats, and have an over-reliance on grains. Essential fatty acid (EFA) deficits generally occur in ombination; therefore, supplementation with a balanced combination of EFAs makes logical sense.
Optimal EFAs™ supplies a unique blend of the highest quality fish, flaxseed and borage oils and provides balanced proportions of ALA, EPA, DHA, GLA, and Oleic acid, as indicated by current research to support good health.
Fish oils are a rich source of the long-chain polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. DHA is a vital component of cell membranes, and is especially important for optimal function of the brain and eyes. Both EPA and DHA are important for maintaining healthy blood lipids and inhibiting the conversion of arachidonic acid (a fatty acid associated with cancer and heart disease) into pro-inflammatory chemicals (such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes) that cause pain and inflammation. The FDA recently established that increased consumption of EPA and DHA found in fish oils helps to protect against heart disease. Flaxseed oil is a very rich source of Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and Oleic acid, the same fatty acid attributed to the heart protecting effects of olive oil. Increased consumption of ALA inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory compounds (such as prostaglandins and cytokines) and inhibits platelet aggregation thus reducing the risk of arteria blockage.
Borage oil is an excellent source of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is considered “the good Omega-6 fatty acid.” GLA’s main benefits come from its metabolites, which have anti-inflammatory properties and inhibit platelet aggregation. Like flaxseed oil, borage oil is also a source of Oleic acid. Oleic acid supports lower levels of blood glucose and lower insulin levels in type-2 diabetics, as well as healthy levels of blood lipids.
The key message to remember is this – Americans generally consume too much Omega-6 fats (such as corn oil) high in linoleic and arachidonic acids, and too much hydrogenated “trans” fats, all of which promote inflammation. Additionally, we generally consume too little Omega-3s and other fatty acids which are known to be “health-promoting.” Supplementation with health-promoting essential fatty acids such as ALA, EPA, DHA, GLA and Oleic acid found in Optimal EFAs™ is well documented in current research to provide safe and effective support for overall health.
Two (2) capsules two (2) times each day as dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
| Supplement Facts (Optimal EFAs Caps, Biotics Research)|
Container Size 120 Caps
| Serving Size 2 Caps|
| ||Amount Per 2 Caps||Content||%DV|
| ||Calories||20||45 %|
| ||Calories from fat||20|
| ||Total fat||2 g||3 %|
| ||Saturated Fat||0 g||0 %|
| ||Cholesterol||5 mg||2 %|
| ||Proprietary Blend||2 g|
| ||Fish oil||*|
| ||Flax Seed oil||*|
| ||Borage oil||*|
| ||Other Ingredients: Capsule shell (gelatin, glycerin, water and carob), mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and ascorbyl palmitate.|
| ||% Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
* Daily Value (DV) not established.
The statements provided are for information use only and is not intended to substitute advice from your physician or health care provider. Always follow the manufacturer's recommended dosage or suggested use. If you have any special medical condition including pregnancy or nursing, consult your physician.