Vitamin F combines two important fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are necessary for the body’s growth.
These are 2 fatty acids that belong to the group of essential fatty acids but cannot be produced by the body, but can only be obtained from the diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids are made up mainly of ALA, which is then converted to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA has been shown to reduce inflammation in the brain, joints, digestive tract, and lungs. Its most important benefit is to support growth and development, especially fetal growth.
Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help reduce symptoms related to mental health, especially depression and anxiety.
Omega-6 fatty acids are high in LA, which is then converted into other healthy unsaturated fats. It helps reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and helps improve blood sugar control.
Omega-3 and omega-6 also function to nourish and maintain the layers of tissue in cells, by assisting in the transport of water within the cells. Another function of omega-6 fatty acids is to protect the cells responsible for moisturizing the skin. This fat also helps reduce inflammation, a cause of autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
To supplement vitamin F every day, we can increase our diets with foods such as: soybean oil, olive oil, corn oil, sunflower seeds, pecans and almonds, flaxseed oil, seeds flax, chia seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts.