What are Fatty Acids?
Fatty acids are long chain fats which are important for optimal health and wellbeing. Many of us aren’t getting the recommended amounts from our diets alone. They are one of the main sources of energy, as the breakdown of fatty acids generates a lot of energy. Thankfully fatty acids are easy to supplement, with both fish and plant based offerings of Omega-3 and Omega-6. There are 2 types of Omega-3 supplement: fish based omega-3 oil which contains lots of DHA and EPA and from plant sources like flax and chia seeds there is ALA, one of the essential omega-3 oils responsible for numerous bodily functions. Omega-3 oils are believed to have a number of positive effects on heart health, reducing bad cholesterol and more. Omega-6 oils are a family of fatty acids which includes GLA, most commonly found in the likes of eggs, poultry, vegetable oils and nuts. Omega-6’s has been linked to helping maintain joint health, as well as being important for hair and skin health.
Buying Fatty Acids
Here at Evergreen Healthfoods we stock a number of natural fatty acids which are the perfect supplement to your diet. There are oils in both capsule and oil form, so hopefully there is something to suit your needs. For more information on any of our products you can click through to the product page to learn more.