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Our Body Requires Essential Fatty Acids

Oct 29, 2007
Why does the human body need these suppliments?

Essential fatty acids are indispensable because they provide the building blocks for numerous 'eicosanoids'. As well as playing a critical role in normal physiology, they are shown to be therapeutic and protect against heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, many skin diseases, and others.

They are also important for the infant after birth for growth and proper development, as well as the normal functioning of all tissues of the body, and extremely important nutrients for health and are divided into two groups, Omega 3 and Omega 6. These are as vital and necessary for human health as vitamins and minerals are. They are also important for skin health.

Humans and dogs are omnivores and can utilize either plant or animal sources exclusively and still survive. Omega 3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids, which means that they are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body.

Gammalinolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties, blocks amplification of IL-1 beta production by human monocytes. Over 2,000 studies have been done on Omega3 and their effect on human and animal health.

Sources high in omega 3 include flax (58%), crocodile fat (47%) chia (30%), hemp seed oil (20%), pumpkin (15%), fish (31%), canola oil (7%), and walnuts (5%). However, the best sources of omega-3 EFAs come from fatty fish such as cod, tuna, crocodile, halibut, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines, and salmon (2-5). Results of studies supplying omega-6 fatty acids in the form of GLA from EPO or other sources to children with ADHD, however, have been mixed and, therefore, not conclusive.

The best source of alpha-linolenic acid is flaxseeds, flaxseed oil and crocodile oil. Fish oil is also among the best sources of EFAs.

Everyon's body needs these suppliments EFAs in order to function properly. They are named "essential" because they are required by te body for healthy functioning (don't worry about why they are fats or why they are called acids). Dozens of studies over the last thirty years have shown that deficiencies of EFAs are involved in many mental and neurological conditions including depression, ADD, ADHD, Alzheimers, dementia, bipolar disorder, and learning disabilities. In short, they are necessary for the healthy functioning of the nervous system, as well as good visual acuity, and a good immune system.

The human body requires nutritional supplements for normal growth, behavior, maintenance of cell membranes, a working immune system as well as a balance inhormone levels. The skin also benefits from EFA and can regenerate their cells with a topical application. A recent source of a topical lotion has been discovered in the fat of crocodiles. This has now been blended with beeswax and is known as Repcillin.
About the Author
John Sweet has researched the essential fatty acids found in crocodile oil. For more information visit http://www.crocodileoil.com where links to Repcillin are shown
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