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essential fatty acid

[i′sen·chəl ′fad·ē ‚as·əd]
(biochemistry)
Any of the polyunsaturated fatty acids which are required in the diet of mammals; they are probably precursors of prostaglandins.
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As we age, essential fatty acids are depleted due to UV exposure, (35) dry air, and harsh soaps, (36,37) making their replenishment vital for preserving healthy, youthful skin.
Essential fatty acids are not the only inflammation healing substances, aromatic seeds, roots, herbs, leafy greens and other plants, too, have similar properties.
of fish per week, in order to assure an adequate amount of essential fatty acids.
APLANT which was once killed as a weed could soon be farmed in the UK as a novel crop because it is rich in the essential fatty acid omega-3.
Studies on requirements of optimum dietary essential fatty acids in eel, Anguilla japonica.
Diets deficient in essential fatty acids have the potential to result in enormous consequences, both on body metabolism and function.
A rich source of essential fatty acids, it contains organic avocado oil, golden flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, hemp seed oil and pumpkin seed oil and has proven effective in the treatment of rosacea with improvements in flushing, redness and spots after three weeks.
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The dietary supplement VIACTAN Plus, which targets both dogs and cats, contains both essential fatty acids like gamma linolenic acid and antioxidants, including vitamin E.
QCE Laboratories offers Decub-Amine[TM] protein supplement, enhanced with L-arginine and L-glutamine plus essential fatty acids, providing elements necessary for cell growth and replication.
Fat provides essential Fatty acids not produced by our bodies, regulates cholesterol metabolism and other processes, and promotes proper growth and development, explains Cindy Moore, director of nutritional therapy at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
And, to make sure the conditioning program is totally balanced and to promote recovery and provide energy between, before, during and after workouts, practices and races, the coach should be sure to include balanced menu from the basic food groups containing ample protein, complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, plentiful water intake for proper hydration, plus getting enough quality sleep.

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