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-FChicken adaptive response to low energy diet: main role of the hypothalamic lipid metabolism revealed by a phenotypic and multi-tissue transcriptomic approach. - Published by PubMed
Transcriptomic profile of oyster Crassostrea gigas hemocyte after short-term cadmium exposure and bacteria stimulation. - Published by PubMed
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Expression of COX-1, COX-2, 5-LOX and CysLT2 in nasal polyps and bronchial tissue of patients with aspirin exacerbated airway disease. - Published by PubMed
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