There are two types of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s): linolenic acid (Omega-3) and linoleic acid (Omega-6) Most Americans are Omega-3 deficient because of our over-processed diets, and one of the most common symptoms of Omega-3 deficiency is depression, among other mental health symptoms.
EFA’s have also been proven crucial in accelerating fat loss by turning turning off the lipogenic genes (fat storage genes) and turning on the lipolytic genes (fat burning genes). EFA’s are necessary fats that humans cannot synthesize (thus the word Essential), and must be obtained through diet. EFAs are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from linolenic, linoleic acids.
Another HUGE benefit with EFA’s is it helps to reduce runaway inflammation. Many of us don’t realize this, but runaway inflammation can lead to various serious health problems in the body involving the heart, arteries, lungs, joints and more. But the EFA’s support the body’s health by helping to:
* Reduce Cardiovascular Inflammation — which lowers the risks of heart disease, heart attack and stroke
* Lessen Joint Inflammation — which eases joint pain & inflammation for increased flexibility
* Relieve Respiratory Inflammation – which lessens any inflammation-related to allergies and asthma.
As the American diet becomes more processed, we are much more likely to develop a deficiency. It is not only going to help you with your weight loss goals, but also improve your overall health!
I recommend two brands:
TriVita’s Omega Prime: Read about it, and order it here. (This is the one I mostly use)
Biotest’s FlameOut: Read about it and order it here