***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
**Daily Value not established
Fat is necessary in your daily diet for the manufacture of hormones, proper brain function and joint lubrication. Eliminate fats completely and your muscles shrink dramatically, and your energy and strength levels go with them.
EFAs are crucial fats, and are the most misunderstood of all nutrients. Your body cannot produce them – you have to get them through your diet. EFAs heal, carry vitamins, enhance metabolism and bring oxygen to the tissues… the benefit list is long, but here are some of the qualities you’ll want to know about:
- EFAs act as “solvents” to remove hardened fat.
- Supports Muscle Growth and Fat Metabolism.
- Plays an important role in health, circulation and combating inflammation.
- Supports fat burning, metabolic rate, and energy levels.
Essential Fatty Acids are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from linolenic, linoleic and oleic acids. There are two families of EFAs: Omega-3 and Omega-6. Omega-9 is necessary yet, “non-essential” because the body can manufacture a modest amount on its own, provided essential EFAs are present they play an instrumental role in increasing the body’s ability to accept insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and it’s responsible for carrying the carbohydrates and amino acids into the liver and muscle cells. This is largely oversimplified but if your body’s sensitivity to insulin is low it will secrete more insulin.
Too much insulin in your system causes low blood sugar and increased fat storage. Muscle growth then slows down because the cells will not be able to get as many amino acids as they should. Can you see how important it is to have an efficient insulin metabolism for you to reach your goals? EFAs are crucial for ensuring that this system is optimized.
In addition, research indicates that EFAs have an affect in directing carbohydrates into glycogen storage and also direct fatty acids toward energy production. In other words, it helps carbs get into the muscle and the liver, which keeps the muscle cells looking full and pumped and supports energy production because your liver glycogen (stored carbs) is full.
The Gold Standard of EFA Supplements
While EFAs are like vitamins in their essentiality, they differ in other respects. Vitamins are required in small amounts (a few mg per day) whereas EFAs are macronutrients, necessary in grams per day. EFAs are also perishable; they deteriorate rapidly when exposed to light, air, heat and metals.
Unlike vitamins, EFAs cannot be dried, powdered and stored for several years.
EFA sensitivity makes careful processing and freshness extremely important. To ensure you get effective EFAs, choose Beverly International’s EFA Gold formula. This is a unique blend of three rich sources of essential fatty acids: flaxseed, borage and fish oil, in an easy to take gel cap. These work synergistically for enhanced effectiveness.
Beverly’s EFA Gold formula is not only perfect while on a low calorie diet, but is imperative for overall health and well being. The minimum recommended intake is 1.5 grams of each omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids from food and supplemental sources.