Parent Essential Oils (PEOs): The DIFFERENCE Part 1

Parent Essential OilsWe are often asked how why our EFA-based recommendations differ from those of others. The answer is simple but of huge importance. The term “Essential Fatty Acids” is now being misused so frequently that Professor Brian Peskin was forced to coin a new phrase, Parent Essential Oils (PEOs).

This term “Parent Essential Oils” refers to the only two true essential fatty acids: parent omega-6 (LA) and parent omega-3 (ALA). The term “parent” is used because these are the whole, unadulterated form of the only two essential fats your body needs, as they occur in nature. Once consumed, as PEOs must be daily, your body changes a small percentage of them into other biochemicals called “derivatives.”

PEOs are essential for your body, since omega-6 and -3 are needed and are used in their parent forms. Your body can’t manufacture PEOs on its own—they must be consumed daily. The body then makes any derivatives it needs out of the PEOs you consume and all of your cells need them to function properly—but it doesn’t need that much. Only a small portion—about 5%—of the parent oil is actually converted to derivative oils by the body, and a whopping 95% REMAIN in the PARENT FORM in the body.

Proper PEO ratio – based on science is another important issue that needs to be addressed. There is a deficiency of omega 6 in our diets; we only get very little pure, unadulterated “parent” omega 6 oils. Food manufacturers turned omega 6 into cancer-causing transfats or somehow damage them and make them ineffective just to get long shelf-life for the food.


Mike Maunu – Founder