Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Commonly known as omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega 6 (linoleic acid). Essential to human health these polyunsaturated fats cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained through nutritional sources. EFAs play an important role in cell membrane structure: they are necessary for the proper functioning of body cells, and influence the shape and fluidity of membranes. They help preserve moisture and have anti-inflammatory properties. Supplemental use of omega 3s has shown to benefit skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. Topically, EFAs may be used in skin formulations as emollients. For further info visit:

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