Man­age al­ler­gies with es­sen­tial fatty acids

New Straits Times - - Heal - Na­di­a_badarudin@nst.com.my

ES­SEN­TIAL fatty acids (EFAs) are cru­cial for our body to func­tion — right from devel­op­ment of cell mem­branes and func­tion­ing of the brain and ner­vous sys­tem to the main­te­nance of healthy hair and skin.

Re­search shows that con­sump­tion of EFAs such as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and eicos­apen­taenoic acid (EPA) can help peo­ple with al­ler­gies.

The right amount of GLA and EPA can in­hibit the pro­duc­tion of leukotrienes, which are in­flam­ma­tory agents that trig­ger symp­toms of asthma and al­ler­gies.

How­ever, de­pend­ing on EFA-rich food sources alone may not be suf­fi­cient to get the most nu­tri­ents and suit your need.

Ef­fi­cas Care is a sup­ple­ment spe­cially for­mu­lated with pre­cise and ef­fec­tive con­cen­tra­tions and ra­tios of di­etary fatty acids which are im­por­tant to our health, says Trini­aire di­rec­tor Fong Yee Mei.

“Di­etary GLA is the key in­gre­di­ent in Ef­fi­cas Care. The prod­uct con­tains the right ra­tio of bor­age oil and fish oil (from an­chovies and sar­dines) which does not only of­fer the gen­eral ben­e­fits of fatty acids, but is also clin­i­cally proven in re­duc­ing the pro­duc­tion of leukotrines,” says Fong.

She says it will re­quire 17 one-gramme cap­sules of fish oil to get the equiv­a­lent amounts of LA and EPA pro­vided by a sin­gle ta­ble­spoon of Ef­fi­cas Care.

“For adults, daily con­sump­tion of a ta­ble­spoon (15ml) of Ef­fi­cas Care is enough to main­tain good health.

”The or­ange­flavoured prod­uct is in emul­si­fied form,mak­ing it eas­ier and con­ve­nient for con­sump­tion es­pe­cially for chil­dren,” she adds.

Ef­fi­cas Care is an Amer­i­can/Cana­dian prod­uct and is dis­trib­uted by Trini­aire. Health sup­ple­ment Ef­fi­cas Care can help im­prove one’s well­ness in the long run.

Fong and as­sis­tant di­rec­tor Ju-Hann Lee with Ef­fi­cas Care prod­ucts.

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