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As we age, essential fatty acids are depleted due to UV exposure, (35) dry air, and harsh soaps, (36,37) making their replenishment vital for preserving healthy, youthful skin.
During pregnancy, maternal essential fatty acids, and most especially DHA, become progressively depleted.
(10) The good news is that essential fatty acids are absorbed into the body very effectively; ALA absorption rates have been demonstrated at 96% and above.
"Penicillin and essential fatty acid supplementation in schizophrenia." Prostglandins Med, 1979; 2:77-80.
(Don't confuse these essential fatty acids with "essential oils," which are concentrated plant extracts that can be toxic if consumed.)
Previous studies have shown that essential fatty acids are needed for these health problems.
The report says that linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid required for growth, "enhances carcinogen-induced mammary, pancreatic, and probably colon cancer in rodents."
The main active ingredients include medium-chain triglycerides: essential fatty acids that promote the regeneration of the skin; Flavonoids (anthocyanins): powerful natural antioxidants that protect the skin against the effects of the free radicals and other factors that cause skin damage, accelerating the degenerative and aging processes; Gammaoryzanol: a natural antioxidants that aids the inhibition of the free radicals and the inhibition of the external factors that cause excessive dehydration of the skin; Omega-6: an essential fatty acid that aids the skin's structure regeneration process.
The body converts linoleic acid--an essential fatty acid that makes up 60 percent of corn oil--into arachidonic acid.
The conclusions of the study also show that minimal consumption of lumpsucker, hake or salmon roe satisfies the human body's Omega 3 essential fatty acid requirements, because of its levels of EPA y DHA.
Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of the Omega-6 essential fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) and may help to ease premenstrual tension.
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