The Standard North American diet is seriously deficient in consumption of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and is heavily unbalanced by an overabundance of Omega-6 and Omega-9 EFAs. Known as the healthiest of fats, Omega-3 EFAs provide a wide range of health and performance benefits.
A wide spectrum of research has shown that increased consumption of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids improves the elasticity of arterial walls and helps to reduce harmful levels of plasma triglycerides.
Because EFA’s are found in high concentrations in the brain, they are essential for nerve conduction and brain function. In addition, a deficiency in Omega-3 EFAs may impair learning ability and memory. Rapid nerve impulses are essential for any athlete.
Research has shown a reduction in weight with increased consumption of dietary Omega-3 EFAs. One study with consumption of over 3 grams a day of Omega-3 EFAs showed a 26% reduction in weight.