What is Vitamin F?
Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are sometimes referred to as Vitamin F. It refers to omega-3and omega-6 fatty acids.
Vitamin F is composed of two fatty acids - linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleicacid (LNA). Linoleic acid is considered to be the most complete fatty acid. There are two basic categoriesof EFA's - omega-3 and omega-6, which include linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid.
The body is not capable of manufacturing essential fatty acids and so they have to be derived only from food. Omega-6 essential fatty acid is found in raw nuts, seeds, legumes, grape seed oil and flaxseed oil;while omega-3 essential fatty acid is found in fish, canola oil and walnut oil.
The recommended dietary allowance of EFAs for adults is 1-2 % of the total daily caloric intake.
The primary function of these fatty acids is to repair and create tissue in the body.They also help with metabolism, healing,reproductive health and skin and hair growth.
Deficiency leads to dry eyes, easy skin bruising, delay in the healing process, and dull hair and skin.
Vitamin F is generally considered safe for daily consumption and toxicity has not been reported so far. It does not interact with most medicines. However, one should always consult a health care provider while adding a nutritional supplement to the diet.
Latest Publications and Research on Vitamin-FPlatelet aggregation in healthy women during normal pregnancy - a longitudinal study. - Published by PubMed
Fatty acid activation in carcinogenesis and cancer development: Essential roles of long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases. - Published by PubMed
PGE2 increases inflammatory damage in Escherichia coli-infected bovine endometrial tissue in vitro via the EP4-PKA signaling pathway. - Published by PubMed
Selectivity of phospholipid hydrolysis by phospholipase A2 enzymes in activated cells leading to polyunsaturated fatty acid mobilization. - Published by PubMed
Deciphering biochemical basis of Qingkailing injection-induced anaphylaxis in a rat model by time-dependent metabolomic profiling based on metabolite polarity-oriented analysis. - Published by PubMed