Over 25 years’ market-leading research in the development of fatty acid supplements have gone in to the formulation & patent of Efalex.
Scientific studies have indicated that three fatty acids found in Efalex – arachidonic acid (AA), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – play an important role in the development and function of our eyes and brains. A healthy supply of these good fats can help with learning ability, concentration and co-ordination and may assist in conditions such as night blindness, Dyslexia, ADHD and from Efamol latest studies aspects of Autism.
A unique DHA-rich combination of fish oil and evening primrose oil providing the important nutrients DHA, AA and GLA, which play a vital role in eye and brain function, both in the early years of our development and throughout our adult lives.
Efalex is specially formulated to:
Capsule: Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil, DHA-rich Fish Oil, capsule shell (gelatin, glycerine), flavouring (Thyme oil), Vitamin E (as dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate)
Liquid: Sunflower oil, DHA-rich Fish Oil, Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil, lemon oil, Vitamin E (as dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate), lime flavour, thyme oil
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.
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.
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.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are the only true EFAs 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.
Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LCPUFA) 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.
Efalex is available as:
Adults and children aged 5 years and over:
3-4 x capsules or 2 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid every day for the first twelve weeks to help optimise the body’s stores of essential fatty acids, then 2-3 x capsules or 2 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid daily thereafter.
Children 2- 5 years:
Up to 2-3 x capsules or 2 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid every day for the first twelve weeks to help optimise the body’s stores of essential fatty acids, then 1-3 x capsules or 1 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid daily thereafter.
Efalex is specially formulated to maintain healthy eye and brain function including learning ability, concentration and co-ordination, supplement children and adults with a low dietary intake of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and support children and adults in a learning environment.
No – while LCPUFAs are particularly important in the early years of the development of our brain and eyes, people of all ages need these important nutrients for the healthy functioning of every cell in our body.
Yes, although we recommend that anyone under medical supervision or taking prescribed medication should consult their health care provider before taking any kind of food supplement.
Efanatal® is designed to take during breast-feeding as well as during pregnancy. In fact, supplementation during breast-feeding is particularly important because DHA and AA are preferentially transferred from the mother’s body into her milk and her body can become depleted, a possible contributing factor to postnatal depression.
The body can convert Linoleic Acid (LA), found in foods such as safflower and corn oil and turn it into GLA and AA, whilst Alpha-linolenic acid, found in fish oils and green leafy vegetables can be converted to DHA and EPA. However,your body’s conversion process can become less efficient due to a variety of factors, including diet, age, alcohol consumption and an excess of saturated fats in the diet. Sometimes it is necessary to supplement the diet to ensure sufficient levels of these important nutrients.
No. Cod Liver Oil is a rich source of Vitamins A and D and omega-3 fatty acids but cod liver oil does not contain AA or GLA, which are important nutrients needed for the eyes and brain.
Minor side effects have occasionally been reported, including gastro-intestinal disturbances like loose stools, nausea and headaches. Such side effects either disappear on their own or respond to a reduced intake of Efalex.
Whilst Efalex is generally regarded as safe to take with medicines, anyone under medical supervision, or taking medication, should consult their doctor before taking a supplement. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
The amounts should be doubled for the first 12 weeks.
|Per 2 Capsules
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
|Arachidonic Acid (AA)
|Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
* EC Recommended Daily Allowance
** No RDA Established