Thread: How "Essential" are EFAs
11-29-2005, 11:35 PM #1
How "Essential" are EFAs
Honestly, I left my flax and omega3 capsules at home. Ive been without it lately...my fat intake has been too high and this is an attempt to cut some out. My question is, while cutting, are EFA's absolutely necessary?
11-29-2005, 11:58 PM #2
Nothing's 'absolutely necessary'.
Can they assist? Yes.
And anyway...if you're trying to cut down on your fat intake...you should do just that: cut down on your dietary fat intake... not your supplementary fat intake.
That's no excuse.
Sorry if i come over a bit rough ole boy
11-30-2005, 12:00 AM #3
EFA's are essential to my diet yes. When I don't have them I can really notice a difference. If you don't have access to flax, there are various kinds of nuts that have the Unsat fat needed in your diet. Oh yea, stop eating cookies and ice cream.
11-30-2005, 12:49 AM #4Originally Posted by Narkissos
11-30-2005, 12:51 AM #5Originally Posted by IBdmfkr
11-30-2005, 12:55 AM #6Originally Posted by chest6
11-30-2005, 01:24 AM #7
Thanks..will do. Man..I think you took off right before I finished my post in your Q&A thread. mannn
11-30-2005, 10:32 AM #8
If you care about your health they are as essential as anything can be.
11-30-2005, 10:34 AM #9
Hence the name:
Essential Fatty Acids. Fella's it doens' get much easier than that. Its in the damn name
11-30-2005, 10:51 AM #10
well i have stopped takin em for a while...didnt notice any difference at all...for those who have noticed a diff...what sort of diff are we talking bout??
11-30-2005, 10:57 AM #11
essential means we need it and our bodies dont produce them. This goes for EFa and amnino acids. just like vitamins if they are essential then we must consume them or you could die from deficency not to mention the crappy diseases like rickets or beri beri from lack of them. If its essential and our bodies cant make them we have to supplement or eat the right foods
11-30-2005, 11:02 AM #12
iron you might go a long time before noticing anything. To little EFA's negativly effects brain function, makes your skin dry, you could easier get inflamations. Cells needs EFA's for proper function since other fats are to sturdy. Its not like you will dropp dead without flax or fish oil supplements.
You could possibly but it would require a pretty damn wierd diet aswell. You will get trace ammounts of EFA's in the diet.
But if you want to live a long and healthy life and do your body a favor they are essential.
11-30-2005, 11:04 AM #13Originally Posted by johan
11-30-2005, 11:06 AM #14Originally Posted by johan
11-30-2005, 11:09 AM #15Originally Posted by 24labor
American Diets contain mainly just Omega-6 Fats, that why Omega-3 fish oil's are so popular. However we should include the entire spectrum Omega -3-6-9's and make sure that most of our EFA's are coming from Vegetarian sources.
11-30-2005, 11:12 AM #16Originally Posted by Giantz11
11-30-2005, 11:13 AM #17Originally Posted by 24labor
EFA's can be found in most cold pressed oil's I recon. Hemp oil is suposed to have the perfect balance betwen 3-6-9 but it is a oil humans havent consumed for long so better to stick to the known good sources like flax, nuts and fatty fish.
11-30-2005, 11:15 AM #18
well i see tons of people who dont supplement with efas and dont get any from food sources, theyre still alive...I dunno how the quality of their life is(healthwise) maybe it sux i dunno, but they appear fine...maybe lots of problems stem from not having enough EFAs again i wouldnt know...
Im gonna read about em a bit more to fully understand and make a desicion....I know that ur advice is good but im just too damn curious and i gotta be 100% convinced and know the exact mechanism to just take it like that...
11-30-2005, 11:15 AM #19Originally Posted by Giantz11
If it wasnt for the high ammounts of different toxins in salmon I would much rather get the omega 3 from fish. Tastes better than flax
11-30-2005, 11:17 AM #20Originally Posted by johan
salmon tastes DAMN GOOD, esp smoked
11-30-2005, 11:18 AM #21Originally Posted by IronFreakX
The most convicing argument I have heard and can give is that the cell's use fats to create the cell walls/shells. If only saturated fats are aviable the cell walls will become very rigid, that will make the cells work less efficiently and this will effect everything from immune system to workout recovery and metabolism.
You only need like 5-10 grams of it though. To much is bad mostly because LDL cholesterol created out of poly unsaturated fats are more likely to oxidate.
11-30-2005, 11:21 AM #22Originally Posted by IronFreakX
Mostly DDT and another one, cant remember its name. Escimoes are becoming sterile or close to it because of the ammounts of DDT in fatty fish and other sea animals that they eat.
11-30-2005, 11:22 AM #23Originally Posted by johan
No fish for me, but yes Fish Oils have EPA/DHA however the agrument that your body poorly converted Flax to these I think is a bad one. 1 Tbls of Flax should be enough EFA's for just about anyone.
11-30-2005, 11:26 AM #24Originally Posted by Giantz11
11-30-2005, 11:34 AM #25Originally Posted by johan
isnt that shit banned??
11-30-2005, 11:36 AM #26
supplementing, or replacing 1 meal per day with a protein/fat shake can get an over weight person losing up to 1 lb per day..
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11-30-2005, 11:55 AM #27Originally Posted by IronFreakX
11-30-2005, 12:58 PM #28Originally Posted by johan
so it is the DDT damn
they use that shit here alot....
11-30-2005, 01:20 PM #29Originally Posted by IronFreakX
The worst DDT poisioning is acctualy around the artic. The levels of DDT has become enrichened through out the food chain so a polar beer has 1 billion times higher concentration of DDT than the seawater.
11-30-2005, 01:27 PM #30
well is all fish full of ddt now??? how do u know if it is?? and are there any ddt free fish?? sounds stupid (ddt free fish lol)
11-30-2005, 01:45 PM #31
ddt stores in the fat. So fish like cod and tuna has almost no ddt.
11-30-2005, 04:59 PM #32
Now that I think of it..maybe thats why I didnt lose 1lb last week. Sure I didnt eat great, but it wasn't terrible. I didnt have any flax/omega3 capsules all that week. I have been consistently losing 3lbs a week til that week.
11-30-2005, 05:47 PM #33Originally Posted by chest6
11-30-2005, 07:23 PM #34
I recently learned that omega 6 contributes to prostate cancer.
11-30-2005, 08:17 PM #35
What!? Can you provide a research analysis on this?
11-30-2005, 08:40 PM #36Originally Posted by 305GUY
11-30-2005, 11:02 PM #37
well I had the oil..I need to get some tmr
11-30-2005, 11:31 PM #38Originally Posted by 305GUY
its probabkly if the balance betwen omega 3 and 6 is wrong.
12-01-2005, 07:41 AM #39
Everything causes cancer, no ones got the cure, no ones got the answer
12-01-2005, 10:25 AM #40
you can only get cancer from it if you are predisposed to that particular ingredient from birth. Everybody is born with cancer cells in their bodies, and what triggers it to manifest is that specific ingredient. It is not yet known, at least i havent seen it, as to why everybody has a different way of getting cancer, but it is known that it only manifests when you come in contact with a certain thing.
So some may get it from shampoo, some from EFA's, gum, etc.....
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