Health experts keep talking about essential fatty acids. How important they are for heart health. How vital they are to children’s developing brains. How our joints and our skin need them to remain strong and supple. The message is clear: EFAs are an integral part of daily nutrition from birth to death.
With all the talk about EFAs, we still don’t hear much about the particular benefits EFAs have for women’s health and comfort. That’s about to change. With our new Swanson® EFAs Krill Oil & Evening Primrose Oil combination, we’re putting female-specific EFA nutrition up front and we’re making it easy to enjoy the benefits.
One reason EFAs are so fantastic is that they are used by the body to produce prostaglandins—hormone-like compounds with far-reaching roles in the body. Prostaglandins are important for cell growth and renewal, constriction and relaxation of smooth muscle membranes (like those found in the heart, lungs and the female reproductive system), calcium mediation, hormone regulation and more.
While the omega-3 EFAs we hear so much about produce one series of prostaglandins, the kind believed to influence cardiovascular, neurological and immune-system health, omega-6 EFAs produce a series of prostaglandins believed to have more direct effects of cell membranes and smooth muscle. That means they’re active in maintaining the health and comfort of tissues within the gastro-urinary system—and ladies, how important is that?
Maintaining a healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 is key to being healthy and comfortable. Unfortunately, most of us rarely achieve this due to our typical American diets. And not all EFAs are created equal. Only certain members of the omega-3 and omega-6 families produce favorable prostaglandins, and much of the omega-6 we take in falls into the less-than-favorable bracket.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is the kind of omega-6 you want in your diet—the kind that produces the soothing prostaglandin PGE-1 and, lucky for us, the kind readily available in evening primrose oil. Though not the richest source of GLA (that honor goes to borage oil), studies suggest EPO-derived GLA is more easily and fully converted into PGE-1, making it preferable for supplementation.
Just as it’s important to get omega-6 in the right form, the form of your omega-3 matters, too. Unlike typical fish oil, krill oil delivers omega-3 EFAs in phospholipid form. That means the active fatty acid is enveloped in a lipid complex that is efficiently absorbed and circulated throughout the body. It also means the EFAs are already in the form recognized and used by cell membranes, which makes them more readily available and easily transported.
Plus, krill oil features naturally occurring astaxanthin and canthaxanthin, two important antioxidants that protect the integrity of the EFAs and impart their own unique benefits to the body. You won’t find that in any fish oil.
We believe the Superba™ brand krill oil featured in Swanson EFA supplements delivers this superior omega-3 source in one of the best packages possible. Through innovative Eco Harvesting™ methods, Superba™ is produced in a manner that protects the delicate oceanic ecosystem while yielding some of the freshest, most stable krill oil available.
With new Krill Oil & Evening Primrose Oil from Swanson EFAs you get the optimal balance of the right essential fatty acids to promote feminine health and comfort. The omega-3 and omega-6 in this perfect blend are believed to promote and support:
And that's just the short list! Women of all ages will appreciate the comforting nourishment this precision Krill Oil & Evening Primrose Oil combination offers. For less than 50 cents a day, you can get the important EFAs likely missing from your daily diet—the EFAs women need most—so you can face each new challenge with poise, confidence and radiant good health.