TERMINOLOGY

Common terms used in our products.

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Arachidontc Acid (AA)
Arachidontc Acid (AA) is an important Omega-6 nutrient found in the membranes of nerves and helps with the transmission of messages in the central nervous system.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an important Omega-3 nutrient needed by the body for the structure of nerves and cells and is needed for brain and eye health particularly.
Essential Fatty Acids (EPA)
Essential Fatty Acids (EPA) are the only true EPAs are the head of the Omega-3 and Omega-6 series of fatty acids, namely Alpha-Linolenic Acid and Linoleic Acid. They must be sourced from the diet and can be broken down through complex chemical reactions in the body into LCPUFAs, which the body needs for specific metabolic processes. However, this chemical process is notoriously un-economic and is affected by diet, age, alcohol consumption, intake of saturated fats.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is an important omega-6 nutrient needed for important bodily functions such as the maintenance of hormonal balance and healthy skin structure. Can also be broken down into AA.

Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of the polyunsaturated fatty acid GLA. It provides GLA in the form most effectively absorbed and utilised by the body.

GLA controls the body’s production of prostaglandins, chemical messengers that help to regulate many of the body’s processes including the reproductive cycle and the maintenance of hormonal balance.

Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids is a general term referring to the good fats, which are predominantly from the Omega-3 and Omega-6 series and include GLA, AA, DHA and EPA. These can be obtained from the diet and are directly used in a number of vital bodily processes.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a highly effective antioxidant; it can help protect against free radical damage caused by environmental pollutants. It also has benefits in helping to maintain skin health.