Phosphatidylcholine (Glycerophospholipids), Phosphatidylethanolamine (Glycerophospholipids),
Phosphatidylserine (Glycerophospholipids), Phosphatidylinositol (Glycerophospholipids),
Beta-Sitosterol, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Lauric Acid, Myristic, Palmitic
Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Arachidic
Acid, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Ecicosatrienoic Acid, Arachidonic Acid,
Gamma Linolenic Acid, Decosanoic Acid, DHA (Decosahexaenoic Acid), Cholic
Acid, Taurocholic Acid, Chenodeoxycholic Acid, Glycochenodeoxycholic Acid,
Taurochenodeoxycholic Acid, L-Taurine, L-Glycine, CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E,
Folic Acid, DMG (N,N-dimethylglycine), DMAE, Inulin, Pycnogenol, Lipase,
Papain, Bromelain, Crataegus Oxyacantha, Pfaffia Paniculata, Micro-Nutritionals:,
Calcium D-Sucarate, Cardiolipin, Ceramide, D-Calcium Pantothenate,
Lignoceric Acid, Nervonic, Cerebrosides, Gangliosides, Glucerebrosides,
Plasmologens, Sphingomyelins, Glycocholic Acid, Palmitoleic, DHEA, Adonis
Vernalis, Apocynum Cannadensis, Bartya Muriatica, Cactus Grand, Cimicifuga
Racemosa, Convallaria, Oleander, Strophantus, Silica, Caprum Metallicum,
Why Are Lipids and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
So Essential For Good Health?
Most of us are aware that oil is a necessary “part” of any car’s
engine, without which it could not function. Just as a car needs the
essential “part” of oil to protect the engine while running, so does our
body need Lipids to run efficiently. The family of Lipids (or fats) and
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are all interrelated, often functioning and
acting as if they were one mechanism, one “part” of the body. And like oil
is to a car’s engine, Lipids and EFAs are essential biological substances
of our body, without which we could not live or function.
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What Do Lipids & EFAs Specifically Do For Me?
Lipids and EFAs are exceptionally important, serving essential, and indeed
imperative roles throughout the body’s biochemistry for our health and
welfare. Lipids are the primary structural components of all cell walls
and membranes of the body, composing some 50% of the dry weight of the
brain, and 5-10% of all other cells. And, most cells continually degrade
and replace these membrane lipids, so there is a continuous demand for
them. Other Lipids and EFAs allow brain and neural function, maintenance
and growth, interference of which leads to major neurological disorders,
enzyme deficiencies and skin disorders of all types. Most of all Lipids
and Fatty Acids are necessary for Cardiovascular (eg. cardiolipin),
Neurological and Dermatological Health (eg. linoleic and linolenic acids).
Comparison of Animal/Vegetable and
Saturated/ Unsaturated Fat Consumption in the U.S.
Although between 1950 and 1990, the Total Consumption of Fat has risen
little, consumption patterns for animal and vegetable fats have shifted
dramatically. But even though more, supposedly healthy, vegetable fats are
now being consumed, 40% of these are hydrogenated (and become saturated),
and many naturally contain high levels of saturated fats as well, both of
which change the all important P/S Ratio (Polyunsaturated to Saturated
Fat) for the worse. Unfortunately, the hydrogenated fats we consume today
are of a form which cannot be processed by the body to yield the essential
omega 3-6-9 fatty acids. Thus, we've exchanged animal fat consumption for
a type of vegetable fat which serves us less efficiently and proves to be
even more detrimental to our health, providing less EFAs than we need.
Indeed, the P/S Ratios in the 1950's were more appropriate than they are
now and cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders are again on the
Source: USDA 1993 & The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods &
Nutrition, CRC Publishers 1995.
Can't My Body or Diet Supply All The Fatty Acids
No! Whereas plants are able to manufacture all the Fatty Acids they need,
humans and animals are not so lucky. We cannot manufacture needed EFAs,
but must regularly supplement them in our diet. And diet alone is
generally insufficient in supplying the EFAs and Lipids necessary because
of how fats are overly processed today (e.g. hydrogenation).
A Cross Section of a Typical LDL-Cholesterol
It's now thought that "trans" fatty acids (or those
fats which have been hydrogenated) increase LDL (bad) Cholesterol while
reducing HDL (good) Cholesterol and may also be linked to the mechanisms
which cause Cholesterol plaque to be laid down in the arteries and veins.
Such an increase in this form of fat causes a decrease in body pH (a more
acidic blood plasma) which subsequently creates an environment that is a
catalyst for Cholesterol plaque buildup.
What Happens When I Don’t Have Enough EFAs?
Without sufficient Lipid and EFA supplementation, our health would quickly
fail us. Lacking these in our diet, we unwittingly open the door to a
number of health complications, including cardiovascular disease, cancer,
neurological problems (MS, ADHD, MD, etc.), extensive and unrelenting
weight problems, diabetes and insulin mismanagement of carbohydrates and
proteins, slower immune response-times, increased sickness and disease,
and alarming premature, accelerated aging within every biological system
in our body. The bottom line is that without essential Lipids and EFAs, we
will look and feel 20 years older than we should!
Aren’t Fats From Vegetables Better than Animal
No, not really! It’s been wrongly promoted that all animal fat is “bad”
because it is “saturated,” while all vegetable/plant oils are “good”
because they’re “polyunsaturated.” Well, this just isn’t true. Plants
yield both saturated and unsaturated fats, and although most have a
greater proportion of polyunsaturated fats, there are some which contain a
majority of saturated fats, such as palm and coconut oils. Animal fats,
too, contain both saturated and unsaturated kinds, and although these
generally contain more saturated fats, there are some which contain higher
levels of polyunsaturated fats such as cod liver oil. Furthermore, a diet
which includes both saturated and polyunsaturated fats is more healthy
than one which does not! Moreover, both plant and animal sources of
fat/lipids will yield those same EFAs upon which we depend for life.
But Isn't It Healthy To Stay Away From All Kinds
Of Fats, Especially the Saturated Kind?
No, not at all! It’s now abundantly clear that both unsaturated and
saturated fatty acids are necessary for good health as they are our only
sources of EFAs! Further, it is the ratio of unsaturated to saturated fats
which is now considered important -- a 2:1 ratio being ideal. Major
research studies have revealed that a diet depleted of saturated fats
actually leads to increased cholesterol levels, the formation of
gallstones, carcinogenic activities and the production of more heart
lesions, as compared to animals fed on diets of pure beef fat, butter,
chicken fat or lard! Believe it or not, from a view of obtaining the EFAs,
fresh lard (from which the essential fatty acid linoleic acid can be
derived) is actually healthier for us than the hydrogenated fats in
vegetable shortening. Butter, too, is much more nutritionally specific and
useful in this regard than margarine.
But Can’t Fats Of Any Kind Dangerously Increase
My LDL-Cholesterol Levels?
Not as much as we once thought! Indeed, major studies have now proven
that reducing cholesterol levels simply by cutting out the fat in our
diets may even lead to higher risks of cancer of the lungs, pancreas,
cervix and bladder (e.g. the recent U.S. Govt. MRFIT Study involving
12,000 men and women). We now know that if the body doesn’t get the right
amount and kind of fatty acids, it will actually make more of its own
cholesterol so as to ensure that its quota for essential cholesterol is
Where Can I Find The EFAs & Lipids I Need?
All EFAs and Essential Lipids are supplied in Växa’s Omegacin+. Just 2-4
capsules everyday is all that you need!
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