Omega 3 EPA information

Conditions that suggest Essential Fatty Acid deficiency

Symptoms - Food - Preferences

Fatty food craving

Symptoms - Head - Ears (Much/some) ear wax accumulation
Symptoms - Metabolic Sun-induced headaches
Symptoms - Muscular Leg cramps caused by walking
Tightness across shoulders
Symptoms - Nails Brittle fingernails
Symptoms - Skin - Conditions History of adult acne
Symptoms - Skin - General Thin/thick cracked heel calluses
Autoimmune Diabetes Type I
Circulation Poor/Slow Wound Healing
Failure to provide either omega-6 or omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in poor wound healing.
Infections Yeast / Candida Infection
Inflammation Chronic Inflammation
In order to maintain proper balance of the antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE1 and PGE3) with the pro-spasmodic and pro-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE2), it is critical to have the proper balance of essential fatty acids. Without adequate amounts of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils in the diet, prostaglandin production will be reduced and problems may result.
Skin-Hair-Nails

Chronic Inflammation
In order to maintain proper balance of the antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE1 and PGE3) with the pro-spasmodic and pro-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE2), it is critical to have the proper balance of essential fatty acids. Without adequate amounts of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils in the diet, prostaglandin production will be reduced and problems may result.

Dry skin
Dandruff
A diet low in essential fatty acids can result in skin problems, such as dandruff.

Male Hair Loss
Essential fatty acid deficiency can results in dry, brittle hair and hair thinning or loss.

Female Hair Loss
Essential fatty acid deficiency can results in dry, brittle hair and hair thinning or loss.

Adult Acne

Uro-Genital Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Fatty acid profiles may be abnormal in women with fibrocystic breast disease. Treatment with essential fatty acids may help to normalize this. [Plasma fatty acid profiles in benign breast disorders. Br J Surg, 1992 May, 79:5, pp.407-9]
   
Risk factors for EFA Essential Fatty Acid Requirement:
   
Symptoms - Food - Intake (High) hydrogenated fat consumption
   
Essential Fatty Acid Requirement can lead to:
   
Circulation Poor/Slow Wound Healing

Failure to provide either omega-6 or omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in poor wound healing.
Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link

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