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Essential fatty acids

Our unique combination is a scientifically proven ratio of EPA:DHA:GLA that is 9:3:1

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids play an important role in brain development.1,2,3

Dietary fats are part of our everyday diet. They belong to a larger group of compounds called lipids. Lipids help build our cell membranes and are vital to our central nervous system – making up about 50-60% of the weight of our brain!4

Of these brain lipids, approximately 35% are made up of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which include Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. PUFAs are important to brain development and functioning. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are PUFAs that cannot be made or stored by your body and must be provided by food or supplements. Lower ranges of these EFAs are linked to impairment in cognitive function.5,6

 

Today, in many countries, the typical diet may not be optimalin these EFAs. Equazen provides a balanced supplementation of Omega-3 (EPA, DHA) and Omega-6 (GLA) fatty acids to people who want to increase the amount of fatty acids in their diet. Equazen is made from a scientifically proven ratio of EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1, which has been shown in clinical trials to help improve attention and learning, and reduce hyperactivity.3

 

Discover more about the unique combination used by Flordis, how it works, and the key studies that support its benefits.

 

 

Why are fatty acids important for the brain?

Approximately 35% of our brain’s lipids are made up of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Brain cell membranes, the outer layer of the cell, are rich in fatty acids, which studies suggest may help ‘gate keep’ what can come in and out of the cell.6 Without PUFAs the membrane may not function as it is intended to.

Because of their important role in the regulation of your cells, PUFAs are important for different reasons throughout your lifespan. They are essential as key regulators of neurotransmission, neurogenesis, stress response, inflammation and emotional states.

PUFAs contain a class of fatty acids called essential fatty acids, which are vital for good health. Of these essential fatty acids there are two types, linoleic and alpha-linolenic, that can’t be synthesised or produced by your body. To ensure you have enough, you will need to consume them in your diet through food sources or supplements.

Why are fatty acids important for the brain?

EFAs in history

The role of EFAs, which include Omega-3, for learning and behaviour in children continues to grow as an area of research.6

Omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, are an essential component in the brain. Since your body does not have the ability to synthesise some types of Omega-3 fatty acids on its own, it is important to consume them in your diet. Over the years, concerns have grown that there is a suboptimal level of  Omega-3 in the modern diet, which may have an impact on learning, reading, and attention.6

EFAs in history

The unique combination used by Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1

Two types of EFAs to focus on are linoleic acid and ∝-linolenic acid. Both of these EFAs are needed for growth and repair and can’t be produced by the human body. In their consumable form, these two fatty acids actually don’t have an effect; however, when they are metabolised by the body they form other fatty acids that your body can then use, such as EPA (Omega-3), DHA (Omega-3), and GLA (Omega-6).

Our unique combinaton is a scientifically proven ratio of EPA:DHA:GLA that is 9:3:1. This formulation provides the necessary ingredients that help brain development and function in the optimal balance. 

The unique combination used by Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1

How Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1 works

Over the years, our diet has changed causing a shift in the types of foods we eat, and the amount of Omega-3, which we classify as “healthier” foods, such as vegetables and fish has decreased.  As these healthier foods are being substituted more and more for foods that are more processed and convenient, their nutritional value tends to go down, as well as their likelihood to contain these Omega-3 fatty acids!

EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1 works to provide a balanced supplementation of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to people who want to increase the amount of fatty acids in their diet.

How Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1 works

Equazen: EPA:DHA:GLA=9:3:1. A Summary

Improve learning difficulties

Provides necessary essential fatty acids helpful for brain development and function in infants and children

Scientifically proven ratio of fatty acids (9:3:1)

Specially formulated to provide a balanced supplementation of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids

Consistent quality

Through our rigorous processes, quality controls and extensive testing we ensure that our scientifically proven ratio of 9:3:1 provides the health outcomes demonstrated by clinical trials

Scientifically and Clinically Researched

Proven in >8 clinical trials

Evidence

Lifestyle insight
From salmon and sardines to cashews and corn oil, the fatty acids that you should be eating are in a range of common foods. Are you getting them regularly?

Fatty Acids: What are They and How Much Should I Have?

Lifestyle insight

Why do I need fatty acids? Learn more about the types of fatty acids and how much you should be consuming in your diet.
Evidence

Omega-3: Does the Type of Fish Matter?

Lifestyle insight

Which fish measure up? Omega-3s are mainly found in "oily" fish, which are at least 10% fat. Several international guidelines recommend eating 2-3 servings of fish weekly to get its nutritional benefits, this averages to approximately 250-500...
Heart Health

Why are Fats and Fatty Acids Important?

Lifestyle insight

While there are many important fats and fatty acids, it's a good idea to get to know their importance and why you can't live without them.
Evidence

Our Source to Patient journey

Equazen’s specific 9:3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids has been proven in clinical studies to help support normal brain function.  That’s why you can be confident that Equazen can offer the same benefits as demonstrated in the clinical trials

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