Let us introduce you to Omega 6:
We know that Emu oil contains Omega 6 fatty acids, but how important is Omega 6 to our bodies?
Considered an essential fatty acid (EFA), Omega 6 is necessary for healthy bodily function. Because humans can’t make Omega 6 in our bodies, it is vital that we eat Omega 6 rich foods and oils.
Along with Omega 3, Omega 6 plays an important role in brain function, encourages skin and hair growth, and maintains bone health and the reproduction system while regulating your metabolism.
Although we all know that we should probably stick to a balanced diet rich in essential fatty acids to keep ourselves happy and healthy, we don’t always do this. Supplementing our diets with Omega 6 oils, such as Oil of Emu, is a good way to make sure we are on the right track.
Emu oil is a unique anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat the symptoms of many inflammation based conditions including arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, and muscle aches and pains. However Emu oil can also play an important role in your general health and well being, especially if you’re not receiving enough essential fatty acids such as Omega 6.
Contrary to what you may have heard, not all Omega 6 fatty acids promote inflammation. Gramma-linolenic acid (GLA) occur when linoleic acids are converted in the body. It is then further broken down into arachidonic acid (AA). It’s these types of Omega 6 fatty acids which help to fight inflammation and are found in Emu Spirit’s Oil of Emu.
Studies have shown that Omega 6 fatty acids may be useful for the following conditions:
Breast cancer. According to the University of Maryland “One study found that women with breast cancer who took GLA had a better response to tamoxifen (a drug used to treat estrogen-sensitive breast cancer) than those who took only tamoxifen.”
Osteoporosis: “Some studies suggest that people who don' t get enough of some essential fatty acids (particularly EPA and GLA) are more likely to have bone loss than those with normal levels of these fatty acids. In a study of women over 65 with osteoporosis, those who took EPA and GLA supplements had less bone loss over 3 years than those who took placebo. Many of these women also experienced an increase in bone density.”
There are many forms of Omega 6 that you can take – many people choose Evening Primrose oil, or Flaxseed oil for example—yet Emu oil has been shown to provide higher anti-inflammatory properties than these oils. There are many reasons to introduce Omega 6 into your diet. We encourage you to explore the vast information regarding the benefits of increasing your essential fatty acids and create your new, healthier life today.
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