The essential fatty acids, whose acronym is (EFA), are a type of fat that our own body cannot synthesise by itself alone and we must obtain them through diet or supplementation.
The only two essential fatty acids for humans are alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) and linoleic acid (omega 6).If these are supplied, the human body can synthesise the remaining fatty acids it needs.
Among the omega 3 fatty acids we can find:
- Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
For its part, within the Omega 6 is the
- Gamma linoleic acid (GLA).
- Dihomo-gamma linoleic acid (DGLA).
- Arachidonic acid (AA).
Where can I buy essential fatty acid supplements?
At HSN you can find the best supplements of essential fatty acids. Consult the complete catalogue of the best brands at the best prices.
We recommend buying products from EssentialSeries, developed in capsules to provide the body with the quantities of essential fatty acids.