Home > OHS Optimal >

Optimal EFA
EFA
 
Optimal E.F.A. is an essential fatty acid formula geared towards cardiovascular, brain and eye health. EFAs help with the delivery of micronutrients. We do NOT use fish oil; we get our EFAs from aglae, flaxseed and borage oils. You actually get more omega-3s from algae than you do from fish or krill. The latter two each algae, which is how they get their omega-3s in the first place.

Suggested Nutritional Support Uses:
  • Essential Fatty Acid Source
  • Weight Stabilization
  • Pregnancy
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Brain Function
Price: $30.00


Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Qty:

Description Supplement Facts
 
Omega-3s Straight from the Source
Optimal EFA provides safe, effective EFAs without the risk of mercury

How It Works
Supplies a stabilized blend fatty acids your body can readily use.
Dosing
Take 1 capsule two times daily with meals, or as directed by a health professional.
Contraindications
None
Key Ingredients & Their Roles
Borage Oil - Provides a high dose of GLA
Flaxseed Oil
- Complete lineup of ALAs and the richest source of LNA
Algae Oil - Provides a rich source of DHA
Most essential fatty acid products on the market contain fish oils, even though fish get their EFAs from the algae they eat. Using fish oils forces the manufacturer to highly process the oils thus making them more unstable. This can produce an unstable molecule that creates trans-fats that actually cause disease. We skip the “middle fish” and go straigh to the source, ensuring purity, safety, and abosrbability. Optimal E.F.A. contains the only algae-based source of EPA with phospholilids and glycolipids for higher bioavailability than any other plant or animal-based EFAs. This translates into better results for you.

Them

Optimal Health Systems

The Data Behind Optimal EFA
Over time, your body absorbs more EPA and DHA found in Optimal EFA's algae-based formulas than omega-3s from krill and fish.

About the Product
Product Overview
Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. stated, “Estimates have been given that approximately 80% of Americans consume a diet deficient in essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids play an important role in producing hormones, cell membrane function, regulating pain, inflammation and swelling, dilating or constricting blood vessels, mediating our immune response, regulating smooth muscle responses, preventing blood clots, regulating blood pressure and nerve transmission, regulating cholesterol levels, and much, much more. Deficiencies of essential fatty acids can lead to many health problems for men and women and some that are particular to women.”

The reason? ALL hormones are made from essential fatty acids (EFAs). The catch: the human body doesn’t produce its own EFAs, meaning you have to get them from what you eat.
Signs of an EFA Deficiency for Women
PMS is actually a sign you need more EFAs in your diet. All that pain and discomfort you experience once a month isn’t the way life just is. It’s your body telling you it needs something, specifically EFAs.

Those food cravings are another sign. Your body is trying to get you to take in the missing nutrients, but women typically (and perhaps unwittingly) splurge on refined carbs, like milk chocolate or ice cream, which only exacerbate the problem.

Excessive and incorrect prostaglandin (PG) synthesis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PMS, and a deficiency of PGE1 at the central nervous system has been proposed to be involved in PMS.

Adequate intake can be very effective in the prevention and treatment of menstrual cramps, along with unhealthy carb cravings.

EFAs also play a role in mood. That hormonal roller coaster is yet another sign, another way your body is telling you it needs nutritional help. In several studies, evening primrose oil, high in GLA, has reduced symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including depression and irritability. Researchers believe that a deficiency of GLA causes an abnormal sensitivity to the hormone prolactin, which leads to symptoms of PMS. There are also reports that GLA may be an effective treatment for fibrocystic breasts.

Signs of an EFA Deficiency for Men
For men, it’s a bit different. EFAs play a critical role in avoiding developing diabetes, promoting heart and brain health, and overall cardiovascular health.

Over 50 years later, heart disease is an even bigger issue than before. Granted, surgical treatments and a select few medications have made treatment more effective, but where are we in terms of heart disease prevention? Not very far.