Essential Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Omega-6, Fish Oil

Essential Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Omega-6, Fish Oil: Fatty acids are essential to brain function. The brain is more than 60% fat. Brain cells are covered with a myelin sheath that facilitates the transmission of information from one nerve cell (neuron) to another, and is composed of approximately 75% fat. Fats also play a crucial role as messengers in neural transmission. They regulate key aspects of the immune system, blood circulation, inflammation, memory and mood. Clinical studies suggest that anorexics have lower than optimal levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (including ALA and GLA). Some experts recommend that treatment programs include PUFA-rich foods such as fish and organ meats (which include omega-6 fatty acids). Source.

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