POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS:
We hear more and more about polyunsaturated fatty acids , especially Omega 3 and Omega 6, and their essential role for health… but what are these substances really?
What are they for?
And above all, how can they be an extra help for the organism?
Specifically, Omega 3 and Omega 6 are fats defined as "essential" because the human body is not able to produce them autonomously starting from other simpler molecules: they must necessarily be introduced as they are through the diet.
Omega 9 , on the other hand, fall into that category of elements that the body is able to produce starting from other types of fats, but the extent to which these are synthesized and that in which they are required by the body often do not coincide.
These fats are vital because they fulfill very important functions:
- They make up cell membranes
- They participate in energy production
- They are essential for the production of certain types of hormones
Among the most important Omega 3s, the best known are undoubtedly EPA , DHA and ALA , thanks to the increasingly frequent presence on the market of foods enriched with these molecules; the former occurs naturally in green leafy vegetables and soybeans, while DHA and ALA are found mainly in cod liver oil, salmon and mackerel.
Omega 6 are present in cereals and in some types of meat and legumes, as well as in various types of vegetable oils such as corn, peanut, sunflower ect.
Among the best known Omega 9 is oleic acid, which is found abundantly, for example, in olive oil.
Omega 3 act as precursors for the synthesis of molecules, called eicosanoids, with an anti-inflammatory action, while Omega 6 have a positive action on the body's response to inflammation. Precisely for this reason it is very important to take these elements in the right proportion.
The ideal ratio should be 4: 1. This means that the more Omega 6 you consume, the more you will need to supplement Omega 3.
Unfortunately, in Western diets there is an abuse of foods rich in Omega 6 such as starchy foods, baked goods and meat and instead there is a shortage of foods that contain Omega 3 such as fish and green vegetables, which often leads to annoying problems .
- Cardiovascular and gastrointestinal pathologies
- Disorders of skin, nails and hair
A well balanced supply of Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids leads to sensible benefits on the whole organism, inhibiting the formation of LDL cholesterol and favoring the increase of HDL , counteracting platelet aggregation , hypertension , allergies and various dermatological problems .
To ensure an adequate introduction of these nutrients, where the diet is deficient, it is also possible to resort to supplements that are naturally rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids belonging to these categories.
Perilla oil is a supplement in pearls (soft gel capsules) containing oil extracted from the seeds of the homonymous plant, Perilla frutescens Britton, rich in polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids of the Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 series, and vitamin E .
Its particular formulation contributes to the protection of the cardiovascular system, promotes the attenuation of inflammation , especially the cutaneous one and supports the trophism and well-being of the skin thanks to the 45% of omega 3 fatty acids supplied with only two pearls.
Finally, vitamin E, one of the most active substances against oxygen free radicals, performs an effective antioxidant action and allows you to obtain the maximum benefits from the unsaturated fatty acids present.
In summary, it is a product that:
- Helps support the body's natural defenses
- Helps relieve inflammatory states
- Thanks to the presence of bioflavonoids and essential Omega 3 fatty acids it can be useful to support the body's immune response, especially when spring and pollen arrive.
- It helps to improve rheumatism and neuralgia