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Humans literally must have Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in order to live. That’s why they’re called “essential.” Since our bodies cannot manufacture EFAs, we need to acquire them from food or supplements.*Because they support nutrient absorption and membrane integrity of all the body’s cells, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) influence the health and wellness of all major body systems and organs.
Whole health benefits are achieved only by ingesting a very specific balanced ratio of polyunsaturated, unsaturated, and monounsaturated EFAs-namely Omegas-3, 6 and 9 in a ratio of 4:1:1. This balance is not always represented in common retail supplements. And the typical American diet tends to contain a very imbalanced ratio, with Omega-6 intake ranging from 15 to 25 times the intake of Omega-3. Through strategic supplementation, it is possible to maintain an appropriate 4:1:1 ratio, which in turn, promotes whole health.
Fish oil and fatty fish are good sources of Omega-3, but many people are looking for alternative sources of EFAs, due to taste preference or vegan lifestyles. Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils™ provides that vegan alternative. Eight natural plant and seed oils are cold-pressed, extracted and prepared to provide a pure, undamaged form of plant-based “good fats” for optimum health.