Efalex is a unique formulation that contains carefully selected fish oil rich in DHA and Evening Primrose Oil, which are excellent sources of omega-3 and omega-6 nutrients. The combination of the DHA, EPA, AA and GLA fatty acids that they contain play very important roles in the healthy functioning of the brain and eyes. An adequate dietary intake of these essential “good fats” will support all aspects of brain and eye function, including learning ability, concentration and co-ordination.
Essential fatty acids, like vitamins, cannot be made by the body and so must be included in the diet. The body converts essential fatty acids into long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LPC’s) which form part of the membrane around and within every cell in the body and play an important role in eye and brain activity.
Fat in its various forms makes up about 20% of the body weight, but the brain contains an even higher percentage – 60%. Research carried out has shown that a nutritionally complete diet that includes combinations of certain fatty acids can play a vital role in the development of vision, learning ability and co-ordination.
A large portion of the human brain is composed of LCP’s and the most abundant of these are DHA and AA. Each of these LCP’s play a vital role in eye and brain function; DHA is required for nerve cell and eye membranes, and AA is required for the transmission of messages along nerves and for the development of memory.
Learning ability in humans begins to show itself early on in childhood. Some parents discover that although their children are intelligent and creative, they can find every-day tasks daunting and some may even demonstrate unruly or disruptive behavior.
Dietary inclusion of the nutrients DHA and AA may help in the support of a child’s concentration, and therefore their learning ability and behavior. Efalex is a convenient way to help safeguard dietary intake of DHA and AA fatty acids and is suitable for people of all ages, and may be especially useful for children over the age of two.
Ingredients per capsule
- Efamol® Evening Primrose Oil
- (Oenothera biennis) . . . 142 mg
- and Tuna Oil (Thunnus sp.) . . . 366 mg
- providing: Linoleic acid (LA) . . . 100 mg
- Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) . . . 12 mg
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) . . . 60 mg
- Arachidonic acid (AA) . . . 5.25 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol), thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris), gelatin and glycerin.
Adults and children (5 years+): Take 8 capsules daily in divided doses with food or drink.