What are the Functions of Vitamin F?
Functions of essential fatty acids include -
- Lowers blood cholesterol level
- Helps cut the risk of heart disease
- It brings suppleness and a youthful appearance to the skin. Hair becomes more shiny and healthy.
- Nourishes skin cells and is needed for healthy mucous membranes and nerves.
- Stimulates the growth of the beneficial intestinal bacteria.
- Helps regulate blood coagulation.
- May assist in the reduction of weight.
- Supports the nervous system, cardiovascular health and circulatory function.
- Essential for proper working of the immune system.
- Enhances joint function and makes movement easier. Arthritis patients benefit from these fatty acids.
- Supports glandular activity, especially the thyroid and adrenal glands.
- Essential for the normal functioning of the reproductive system.
- Important in the manufacture of sex and adrenal hormones.
Vitamin F in tandem with vitamin D makes calcium available to the tissues, assists in the assimilation of phosphorus, and stimulates the conversion of carotene into vitamin A.