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 Heaven & Earth Super EFA

Description


Heaven & Earth's EFA Complete features a highly beneficial blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids derived from flaxseed oil, marine lipid concentrate, borage seed oil and evening primrose oil. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are considered essential because the body can't make them from other substances and they must be supplied by the diet. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are the building blocks for all cells and are necessary for the production of prostaglandins - hormone-like regulatory compounds that are involved in vital body functions.


Omega 3s, 6s and 9s offer many benefits including heart health, healthy mental function, anti-inflammatory effects, hormonal regulation, joint health, healthy skin and weight management. Omega 3 oils derived from fish contain the essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Flaxseed contains the omega 3 essential fatty acid known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which requires conversion into EPA and DHA. Borage oil and evening primrose oil contain the omega 6 essential fatty acid known as GLA (gamma linolenic acid). Olive oil contains the omega 9 essential fatty acid known as oleic acid.


Research suggests that low levels of essential fatty acids may contribute to illness. EFA supplementation can help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, inflammation, obesity, certain cancers, skin disorders, arthritis and hormonal imbalances. The National institutes of Health scientific advisory board highlighted the importance of a balanced intake of omega EFAs to reduce the adverse effects of arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid, derived from dietary animal fats, is a fatty acid that causes the production of pro-inflammatory compounds and a fatty acid imbalance in the system.



Pros


EFA Complete contains a balanced combination of omega 3, 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids that are derived from natural sources. A natural protective coating is utilized. No sugar, salt, starch, yeast, artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives are added.


The nutrients in EFA Complete have the following benefits:

  • Supports total body health.
  • Lowers the risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, certain cancers, inflammation, obesity, skin disorders and arthritis.
  • Balances omega EFAs in the system.

Cons


With high doses of fish oil, certain people may experience abdominal discomfort or diarrhea. Borage oil may cause bloating, nausea, indigestion or headache. Evening primrose oil may worsen symptoms of temporal lobe epilepsy.


EFAs should not be taken at least 14 days prior to any type of surgery.


Pregnant or lactating women and people with medical conditions should consult a physician before taking EFA Complete.


Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in EFA Complete including:
  • Anticoagulants
  • Cyclosporine
  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins)
  • Pravastatin
  • Simvastatin
  • Tamoxifen

Is it for you?

If you want to support total body health and prevent chronic diseases such
as skin disorders (like eczema), heart disease, cancer or arthritis, then EFA Complete may be for you.


However, pregnant or lactating women and people with medical conditions should consult a physician before taking EFA Complete.


Dosage and Directions

Take 1 or 2 softgels daily with any meal.
Do not take with fiber supplements.
Store at room temperature to maintain freshness.
Do not refrigerate




EFA Complete Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 90
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Borage Oil (Cold Pressed, 20% GLA) 200 mg *
Evening Primrose Oil (Cold Pressed, 9.5% GLA) 200 mg *
Marine Lipid Concentrate (30%) 200 mg *
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 160 mg *
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 287 mg *
Omega-9 Fatty Acids 65 mg *
Organic Flaxseed Oil 200 mg *
Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol) 5 IU 16%
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Glycerin, Gelatin.


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effective but uncomfortable

Written by Ruby Trent  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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this is a great product to provide the essential fatty acids that my body can't make without having to eat too many fatty foods. However, I had too many side effects so I had to discontinue this supplement. I had bloating and i just generally did not feel very good. I also read studies that too much Vitamin E might be harmful so just to be careful I stopped the supplement.