Omega 3 and Omega 6 are called essential fat families because you cannot make them in the body and must supply them from food. It is estimated that around 80% of people are deficient in these essential fats.
They have incredibly important roles in the body including the prevention of heart disease and cancer, balancing hormones, preserving bone density, preventing allergies, depression and arthritis, reducing cholesterol and for brain and skin health.
As if that wasn’t enough, you just cannot lose weight properly without them or shift stubborn fat or cellulite. Of the two of these families we appear to be more deficient in Omega 3’s but they both are very important so the ideal ratio to take them is 2:1 (twice as much Omega 3 as Omega 6).
The grandmother of Omega 3 called ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is broken down in the body to the essential fats EPA and DHA , while the grandmother of Omega 6 call LA (linoleic acid) is broken down into GLA and DGLA. Many ladies will have heard about GLA because of its amazing benefits for PMD and hormone balance.
The best food sources are unprocessed nuts, seeds and also fish, however, unless you eat these regularly i.e. 3 times a week, you should consider supplementing them as they are just too critical to miss. I personally consider them to be one of the top 5 supplements of all time.
To make life easier for you, please note that all System 10 agents stock an organic nut and seed oil which provides the ideal balance of Omega 3 and 6 that you require.