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EFA Essentials

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*Triglyceride-form fish oil and borage oil blend for joint, skin and eye health

Extensive clinical research has indicated that essential fatty acids support the health of joints, skin and eyes. EPA, DHA and GLA support joint, skin and eye health through a broad range of mechanisms involving cytokine balance, protease activity, immune mediator activity and blood flow. The importance of GLA has been underscored by clinical studies with favorable musculoskeletal and dermatologic outcomes. While omega-3 fatty acids are utilized for the biosynthesis of prostaglandin E3, the omega-6 fatty acid, GLA, is an important precursor of prostaglandin E1. Together, EPA, DHA and GLA help to balance eicosanoid production in diverse cell types, including chondrocytes in joints, keratinocytes of the skin, and epithelial cells of the eye. EPA, DHA and GLA support joint health by maintaining healthy cytokine activity and matrix protease expression. GLA also supports skin elasticity and hydration through promoting peripheral blood flow and nutrient delivery. Clinical research has indicated important roles of fish oil and GLA-rich oils in maintaining moisture retention in the epithelia of the eyes. Large studies have indicated that EPA and DHA support ocular hydration through promoting healthy tear production and tear film osmolarity in normally functioning eyes. GLA provides additional support for ocular health by maintaining inflammatory balance, mucin production and healthy tear film characteristics.

EFA Essentials combines an ultra-pure, molecularly distilled triglyceride fish oil with cold-pressed borage oil to maintain inflammatory balance in joints, skin and eyes.

Take 2–4 softgel capsules per day.

Serving Size: 4 softgels
Servings Per container: 30

Amount Per Serving
... 40
calories from fat ... 40
total fat ... 4g
fish oil concentrate ... 3, 828mg
(anchovies, sardines)
EPA ... 1, 140mg
(eicosapentaenoic acid)
DHA ... 860mg
(docosahexaenoic acid)
other omega-3 fatty acids ... 260mg
borage oil ... 600mg
gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) ... 100mg

other ingredients: natural lemon flavor, proprietary natural antioxidant blend, gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)

If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Fish oils may cause burping, gastrointestinal upset or indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal bloating. It has a mild blood thinning effect and may influence glucose metabolism in some individuals, typically at larger levels. Borage oil may cause bloating, nausea, indigestion or headache in some sensitive individuals. Consult your physician for more information.

Fish oil may be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications. Consult your physician for more information.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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