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.
calories from fat 40
total fat 4 g.
fish oil concentrate 3,828 mg.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 1,140 mg.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 860 mg.
other omega-3 fatty acids 260 mg.
borage oil (seed) 600 mg.
gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) 100 mg.
other ingredients: natural lemon-lime flavor, proprietary natural antioxidant blend, gelatin capsule
2–4 softgel capsules per day.