Learning The Essentials: Essential Fatty Acids, In Combination

Since January, I have been learning about Essential Fatty Acids. For almost a year now, I have been trying a number of Essential Fatty Acids (in the form of oils) and learning about the individual value of each of them.

Over the next few months, I will be combining the two oils which have given me the best individual results so far – Hemp Seed Oil and Eskimo-3 Fish Oil.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil (Cold Pressed) is unique with an almost perfectly balanced profile of Omega 9, 3 and 6. Uniquely among common seed oils, it also contains GLA (Gamma-linolenic Acid) and even more uniquely, raises circulating GLA.

Research around the world has shown that hemp oil (as can all essential fatty acids) boosts the body’s natural ability to heal and boost our immune systems.

The Essential Fatty Acids in hemp are renowned for their ability to improve cell growth and organ function, vitality and mental state.

Extensive studies have shown that many common illnesses (e.g., Eczema) are related to deficiencies or imbalances of specific fatty acids in the body, in particular, Omega 3, 9 and 6.

Hemp Seed Oil contains all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids in as perfect a ratio to meet human nutritional needs.

The importance of hemp seed nutrients to human health cannot be fully appreciated without some understanding of biochemistry in life. Unfortunately, any attempt to understand the flow of life leads into the realm of the most troublesome of the three infinities — the infinitely complex. Some deep thinkers believe life is a paradox not to be understood, but to be experienced to the fullest. However, the Sages have said, “Know thyself.” It is paradoxical to attempt to simplify the infinite complexity of flowing life. Yet, it is far better for the health and development of any thinking and feeling, uniquely individual human being, to pursue knowledge than to lounge in ignorance.

Researchers believe that one out of two Americans will die from the effects of cardiovascular disease. One out of four Americans will die from cancer. Researchers also believe that cancers erupt when the immune system’s response is weakened.

Pioneers in the fields of biochemistry and human nutrition now believe cardiovascular disease and most cancers are really diseases of fatty degeneration caused by the continued over-consumption of saturated fats and refined vegetable oils that turn essential fatty acids into carcinogenic killers. If this is not scary enough, more Americans are succumbing to immune deficiency diseases than ever before. Sadly, it is ignorance of human nutritional needs, which will cause this overwhelming majority of Americans to die slowly from these afflictions — the greatest killers in affluent nations.


Essential Fatty Acids from fish. Eskimo-3 Fish Oil help:

  • Improve Circulation
  • The integrity of Blood Vessels
  • Brain Function
  • Flexibility and Permeability of Cell Membranes
  • Eye Health
  • Brain Function
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Alzheimer’s
  • It also helps protect the retina’s photoreceptor cells

Essential Fatty Acids in liquid form must contain at least 480mg of DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and 720mg of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) per teaspoon. Eskimo-3 is the most efficient way to take this vital source of essential fatty acids.

Fish oil plays a significant role in supporting the cardiovascular system because of its effect on blood pressure, lipoproteins, cholesterol, prostaglandins, and fibrinogen. Those people who consume large amounts of fish or fish oil have decreased the risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. Omega-3 fatty acids help to keep the skin supple and elastic.

It is an ideal way to support all your family’s health, including your toddlers and teens. More mature family members can also benefit from taking this.

A Greenpeace study found that many fish oil supplements contained toxic chemicals and organochlorine pesticides. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (Now called Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)) later confirmed these findings. A survey by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland examined a range of popular fish oil capsules for the presence of dioxins. Of all the fish oils, scientifically tested, Eskimo-3 was found to have the lowest level of contaminants, which included dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs. Also, the concentration of heavy metal contaminants such as cadmium and mercury were below detection levels in Eskimo-3.

Eskimo-3 contains natural antioxidants, making it incredibly stable.

For more information, please visit Eyesight Action.

I will be pleased to learn about the positive potential and the effect of combining these two potent forms of Essential Fatty Acids.

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