How Do EFAs Help Your Body

essential fatsYour body needs the essential fats to function properly. These essential fats are called EFAs (Parent omega 6 and Parent omega 3. The most important function of EFAs in your body is help supply sufficient oxygen to reach the cells, because EFAs are oxygen-absorbing.

However, to have sufficient EFAs needed in your body, you have to consume the omega 6 and omega 3 as a whole or in their “Parent” form. Since our body can’t manufacture them, it has to be consumed through the food that we eat every day.

The unsaturated portion of the fat in the membrane is the easily absorb oxygen. One of the major functions of unsaturated or also termed as “polyunsaturated” fats in the cell membrane is to help the inside of the cell absorb oxygen. The saturated fats in the membrane function as a barrier to help protect the delicate, highly reactive, oxygen-absorbing, energizing, unsaturated fats in the membrane.

A great deal of discussion in the world of nutrition has given omega 6 fatty acids a bad reputation, which, according to the American Heart Association is unfounded. The debate came about because one of the components of omega 6 fatty acids, called arachidonic acid, is a “building block” for some inflammation-related molecules. This had led to concern that omega 6 consumption would lead to a greater risk of heart disease. All cardiologists need to know that this information is all wrong. “To reduce omega 6 PUFA intakes from their current levels would be more likely to increase than to decrease risk for CHD.”


Mike Maunu – Founder