EFA's: The Definition, Problem & Solution

EFA's: The Definition, Problem & Solution

Oct 10th 2023

YES™ Ultimate EFAs™ are the ideal way to replenish your body’s precious Parent EFA's. Your body cannot make Parent EFAs and they are “essential” to all of the cells in your body. The only way to get these oils is through your diet, and many of the EFAs you are getting have already been irreparably altered by food processors, modern growing methods, and food preservation techniques.

The Definition of EFA

Essential Fatty Acid (Parent Essential Oils or EFA's) are as follows:

  • Parent Omega-6 = LA: Linoleic Acid (polyunsaturated). Your body will utilize mostly the parent form and make the derivatives as needed. Derivatives are: GLA, DGLA, AA.
  • Parent Omega-3 = ALA: Alpha Linolenic Acid (super-unsaturated).
  • Derivatives are: SDA, EPA, DHA. (Fish oil is naturally almost 100% derivative omega-3, therefore it is not the ideal form for long-term supplementation).
  • The proper Parent Essential Oil radio is: Parent Omega-6 to Parent Omega-3 = 1:1 to 4:1. YES™ Ultimate EFAs are about 2:1 in favor of Parent Omega-6.
  • EFA is essential to a healthy body. And, EFA is not manufactured by the body. It is only acquired through diet or supplementation. 

EFA's have been clinically shown to help:

  • Heart disease, hardening of the arteries' and stroke. 
  • Suppress appetite. 
  • Skin. Hair. Nails. 
  • Anti Inflammation. 
  • Brain Health. 
  • Endurance. 
  • Diabetes. 

The Problem

Chemical processing and high heat transform EFAs and other unsaturated oils into trans-fats and hydrogenated oils. You may have heard about the dangers of these unhealthy fats.

Below are typical steps a food processor uses to make commercial cooking oils like those you buy at your local supermarket and eat at your favorite restaurants. Even though you may not want to consume them, it's nearly impossible to completely avoid them.

Many of us are ingesting harmful trans-fats and not getting enough of the unprocessed Parent Essential Oils. Food processing presents a nearly insurmountable problem, though it can be minimized by supplementation.

Your appetite can be directly affected by a Parent EFA deficiency. This will manifest itself as incessant hunger because your body is constantly asking for these precious, essential oils. It is interesting to note that when you lack these essential oils in your diet you may experience particular cravings for sweets and carbohydrates.

There is a misconception among nutritionists that we already get plenty of omega-6 in our diets. Actually, we get very little pure, unadulterated "parent" omega-6 for the reasons stated above. Furthermore, and extremely important, you can easily "overdose" on excess omega 3 causing serious health problems. More than 97% of your body needs at least a 4:1 ratio in favor of unadulterated Parent Omega-6 over Parent Omega-3 which mirrors your tissue and organ composition.

Marine oils have become the latest “must have” supplement. Here are some facts about fish and other marine oils that you need to know.

  • Fish have no oil glands so creating fish oil supplements basically means you get "juiced" fish. "Juiced" fish is the worst way to get your EFAs. This is one of the reasons there are no fish oils contained in our Ultimate EFAs.
  • Another problem is contaminated water supplies. Toxins, including mercury, may reach dangerous thresholds when taking concentrated fish oils regularly. Even if marine oil supplements claim to have removed harmful toxins, the processing needed may also alter the natural oils.
  • Marine oils are high in derivative omega 3—not the required Parent Essential Oils nature intended us to get.
  • Vital to maintaining optimum health is distinguishing the parent from derivative form of EFAs. It is common with supplement manufacturers to throw all EFAs into the same pot. They obviously do not have a clear understanding of how the body processes EFAs. YES™ has spent years developing our blend of Parent EFAs because there is a tremendous difference in how the body treats these different forms. It is essential to understand that the body makes derivatives from the Parents as needed. When you see GLA, EPA or DHA, these are derivatives, not parent and your body uses more Parent EFAs than derivatives.

    The Solution

    YES™ Ultimate EFAs™ are Properly Formulated Oils (PFOs) containing organic Sunflower Oil, organic Evening Primrose Oil, and organic Pumpkin Seed Oil all excellent sources of "parent" omega-6, along with organic Flax oil for "parent" omega-3, to obtain what we consider the ideal science-based “parent” omega 6/3 combination.

    Our unique Ultimate EFA™ formulation takes into consideration the good unadulterated "parent" omega-6 you may already be getting in your diet, as well as carefully balancing it with the proper ratio of "parent" omega-3. We are the leaders in EFA science with a specifically calculated balance, using naturally produced seed oils instead of fish oil.

    Unlike most commercial oil supplements, YES™ Ultimate EFAs™ are produced in small, carefully monitored quantities. The oils have no pesticides and have organic certification. After low temperature pressing, we use special capsules with low oxygen permeability to protect the precious oils so no refrigeration is required.

    Healthy fats are now finally getting the attention they deserve and YES™ Ultimate EFAs™ are the best source of PFOs that everyone needs as a part of their daily health regimen.

    To purchase YES EFA, go here.