EFAs - Optimal EFAs®-BC (NEW ITEM - Replaces Optimal EFAs Caps) 120 softgels
Optimal EFA-BC (NEW ITEM! Replaces Optimal EFAs Caps) by Biotics Research Corp.
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Optimal EFAs®-BC supplies a unique balance of omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids by using the highest quality fish, flaxseed, and blackcurrant seed* oils. *Previous formula was made with Borage Oil. Blackcurrant Oil is the new ingredient.
Each capsule provides optimal ratios of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and oleic fatty acids.
Optimal EFAs®-BC contains EPA and DHA sourced from a strategically-placed facility in the far South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, guaranteeing the freshest fish oil available with full traceability and unparalleled purity.
Capsule shell (gelatin, glycerin and water) and natural mixed tocopherols. Contains ingredients derived from Anchovy.
Optimal EFAs provide a balanced blend of omega-3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids in optimal ratios.
Fact: The typical American consumes approximately 47 pounds of white sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Studies already point to fructose playing a role in diabetes, obesity and fatty liver, but a recent study is among the first to shed light on its effects on the brain. The study, conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology, determines that a steady diet high in fructose slows the brain and can seriously hamper memory and learning.
There was some good news surrounding this study, however, interestingly, the study also indicates that essential fatty acids (EFAs) have the ability to counteract these disruptive sugar effects.
Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, says, “Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think. Eating a high-fructose diet over the long termalters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information. But adding EFAs, including Omega 3 and DHA to your meals, can help minimize the damage.”
DHA deficiency also results in resistance to insulin, which is a hormone that controls blood sugar and also regulates the brain’s synaptic function. Because insulin can penetrate the blood-brain barrier, this UCLA study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body.
Eat foods rich in EFAs such as salmon, flax seeds and walnuts. Gomez-Pinilla recommends taking EFA supplements daily. He sums it up like this:
“Our findings suggest that consuming EFAs regularly protects the brain against fructose’s harmful effects. It’s like saving money in the bank. You want to build a reserve for your brain to tap when it requires extra fuel to fight off future health problems.”
Two (2) softgel capsules two (2) times each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Caution: Not recommended for pregnant women.
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