Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are incorporated into every cell of the body, and are key structural, metabolic, and regulatory components of cells. EFAs must be consumed through diet because the body is unable to manufacture them, and without them, we can not live. They improve and regulate cellular function, reduce inflammation, modulate immune response, optimize health and well-being, and help prevent chronic disease. AIMega® is an organic seed oil blend that delivers an important source of healthful and essential omega-3, -6 and-9 fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs)
Just like other essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals obtained through the diet, dietary sources of essential fatty acids (EFAs) are absolutely necessary for optimal health and well-being. EFAs (essential fatty acids) are the main structural component of every cell, and every cell requires them for healthy cell growth and division. EFAs keep the membranes of our cells fluid, and allow entry of important nutrients into the cells, as well as the removal of toxins (cellular waste).
Additionally, certain EFAs are metabolized into longer-chain fatty acids which are, in turn, converted to hormone-like compounds known as eicosanoids, including a group of mediators called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are the critical components that effect physiologic functions such as cell growth and division, platelet aggregation (blood clotting), inflammatory responses, vasoconstriction and vasodilation of blood vessels, blood pressure, and immune function. EFAs restore energy, help us digest our foods, transport nutrients throughout the cells, contribute toward healthy hormone balance, and help us to maintain healthy blood lipid levels.
AIMega® offers a healthy ratio of omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids
Optimal health and well-being depends upon an adequate intake of EFAs from healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated). These “good fats” with their essential fatty acids must be supplied in the diet because the body is not able to manufacture them. AIMega® is an organic seed oil blend that combines healthy EFAs from organic flax, sesame, olive, and sunflower oils, with medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for additional health benefit. This formula offers a healthy ratio omega-3, -6, and-9 from “good” sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, providing the daily nutrition needed to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
The complete Whole Body Nutrition line consists of AIM AIMega™, the AIM Garden Trio® — AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets®. Use these products for a solid foundation for your health.