Efalex - an advanced combination of Omega-3 and Omega-6 nutrients.
Efalex is a unique formulation that contains carefully selected fish oil rich in DHA and Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil, which are excellent sources of omega-3 and omega-6 nutrients. The combination of the DHA, EPA, AA and GLA fatty acids that they contain play very important roles in the healthy functioning of the brain and eyes.
An adequate dietary intake of these essential "good fats" will support all aspects of brain and eye function including learning ability, concentration and co-ordination.
Nutrition and brain and eye function.
Essential fatty acids, like vitamins, cannot be made by the body and so must be included in the diet. The body converts essential fatty acids into long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs), which form part of the membrane around and within every cell in the body and play an important role in eye and brain activity.
Fat in its various forms makes up about 20% of the bodyweight but the brain contains an even higher percentage - 60%. Research carried out at Purdue University has shown that a nutritionally complete diet that includes combinations of certain fatty acids can play a vital role in the development of vision, learning ability and co-ordination.
A large proportion of the human brain is composed of LCPs and the most abundant of these are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)and arachidonic acid (AA). Each of these LCPs play a vital role in eye and brain function; DHA is required for nerve cell and eye membranes, and AA is required for transmission of messages along nerves and for the development of memory.
Learning ability in humans begins to show itself early on in childhood. Some parents discover that although their children are intelligent and creative, they can find every day tasks daunting and some may even demonstrate unruly or disruptive behaviour.
Dietary inclusion of the nutrients DHA and AA may help in the support of a child's concentration, and therefore their learning ability and behaviour. Efalex is a convenient way to help safeguard dietary intake of DHA and AA fatty acids and is suitable for people of all ages, and may be especially useful for children over the age of two.
Efalex contains evening primrose oil and tuna oil 434mg (containing: LA 100mg, GLA 12mg, DA 60mg, AA5.25mg), Vitamin E 15iu, thyme oil 1mg, gelatin, glycerin.
Efalex is available as clear oblong soft gelatine capsules and liquid in lemon and lime flavour.
These products are free from sugar, corn starch, yeast, milk derivatives, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
30 Efalex Chewies capsules - Wild Berry Blast flavoured chewable capsules ideal for children of all ages.
With vitamin E.
Directions for taking Efalex:
Adults and children aged 5 years and over: 8 x capsules or 4 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid every day for the first twelve weeks to help optimise the body's stores of essential fatty acids, then 4 x capsules or 2 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid daily thereafter.
Children 2- 5 years: Up to 4-8 x capsules or 2 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid every day for the first twelve weeks to help optimise the body's stores of essential fatty acids, then 2-4 x capsules or 1 x 5ml teaspoons of liquid daily thereafter.
Nutrition Information for Efalex:
The amounts should be doubled for the first 12 weeks.
Nutrition Information Per 2 Capsules / Per 5ml
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 130mg/140mg
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 35mg/32mg
Arachidonic Acid (AA) 10mg/11mg
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 25mg/24mg
Vitamin E 10mg/10mg
Thyme Oil 2mg/0.4mg
Capsule: Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil, DHA-rich Fish Oil, capsule shell (gelatin, glycerine), flavouring (Thyme oil), vitamin E (as dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate)
Liquid: Sunflower oil, DHA-rich Fish Oil, Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil,,lemon oil, vitamin E (as dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate), lime flavour, thyme oil
Benefits of Efalex:
Support all aspects of brain and eye function.
Supplement the intake of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) needed for healthy brain and visual development, including learning ability, concentration and co-ordination.
Supply DHA and AA - important building blocks of the brain, nervous system and eye.
Provide EPA & GLA - needed in the transmission of messages between nerves.
Helps support all aspects of brain and eye function.
Scientific studies have indicated that three fatty acids found in Efalex - arachidonic acid (AA), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - play an important role in the development and function of our eyes and brains. A healthy supply of these good fats can help with learning ability, concentration and co-ordination and may assist in conditions such as night blindness.
Whilst Efalex is generally regarded as safe to take with medicines, anyone under medical supervision, or taking medication, should consult their doctor before taking a supplement. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
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