If you're not getting your Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids in your daily intake of nutrients, you are missing an important part of your supplemental program. Dr. Joel Wallach says most Americans do not consume enough and are deficient in Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids. Omegas are essential because they are vital to the life and death of all your cells.
Studies have shown numerous benefits by adding Essential Fatty Acids to your diet. Omega 3, 6, 9 essential fatty acids are important for all tissues and systems of the body to function normally. Additional benefits from omegas are improvements in respiratory, circulatory and cardiovascular systems, as well as promotes healthy skin/nails, and brain function. Omegas support healthy vision and promote healthy cholesterol levels. Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 fatty acids cannot be produced in the body, so they must be consumed. Both are important for immune system function, blood pressure regulation, and brain development. For women who are pregnant or considering getting pregnant, Dr. Mercola recommends supplementing with krill oil or an excellent quality omega product.
Omega 3 comes from both animal and plant sources. Marine animals such as fish and krill provide DHA and EPA. Low levels of DHA affects your child's learning and behavior. Omega 3 is known for cardiovascular support, memory and cognition, and to reduce the inflammatory response. Plant sources include flaxseed, chia, and hemp, and provide alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). According to Dr Mercola, it's best to include both plant and animal sources in your diet.
The best source of omega 6 are seeds, nuts, grains, and green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, kale and certain raw vegetable oils. Some of the oils include raw cold pressed sesame oil, hempseed oil, and safflower oil.
Omega 9 is a non-essential fatty acid that is produced in the body whenever there is enough of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. If you are not consuming enough omega 3 and omega 6 then you must get omega 9 from your diet. Foods that have omega 9, are avocados, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, chia oil, olives and olive oil.
Not all omega oils are created equal. It's important to do your research on which product is best for your needs. Most importantly choose essential fatty acids that are mercury free and have been processed in a safe manner.
Youngevity’s currently offers several essential fatty acid supplements to complete your daily regiment of supplements including a vegetarian option.
Multi-EFA- vegetarian option