ProHealth's Flax Seed Oil with Borage Oil supplement delivers some of the highest concentrations of Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) and Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) available. These two essential fatty acids play an important role in supporting the immune system and promoting proper inflammation response. Rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, there is increasing evidence that suggests Flax Seed Oil may also help support energy production and cardiovascular health. This unique formula includes borage oil to combat flax seed side effects such as dry eyes, mouth and hair.
What are Essential Fatty Acids in Flax Seed Oil with Borage Oil?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are the main structural components of the body's cell membranes. Therefore, a balanced intake of fatty acids is necessary for healthy cell function. EFAs cannot be synthesized by the body and must be provided through diet and supplementation. There are two primary types of EFAs - Omega 3 and Omega 6. These fatty acids are the precursors of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that the body converts to hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins play an active role in the body's inflammation response processes and promote healthy cell development. Essential fatty acids are critical to four primary body functions: energy production, maintaining body temperature, insulating nerves, and cushioning and protecting body tissues. Prostaglandins are powerful health "gladiators" cascading through the body performing a wide range of vital health functions
Prostaglandins perform a crucial role in the heart and circulatory system by promoting healthy blood flow to and from the heart, supporting blood vessels. Prostaglandins also promote a healthy immune system and inflammatory response by managing the release of lymphokines, a substance known to activate immune system cells.