View Full Version : What is are EFAs?

03-13-2002, 10:01 PM
What are EFAs? can someone list them. or give me advice on what they do for us and what to take to get them in me.

03-13-2002, 10:27 PM
Essential fatty acids? They are good fats that aid in digestion, bodily processes, boost hormone production(or act as a catalyst, this is somewhat up to debate on WBB), aid in muscle growth, act as vital material in cell construction and are a great way to add clean, healthy calories to a diet.

But most of them taste nasty, and are not found in cheese.

03-13-2002, 10:29 PM
Essential fatty acids are omega 3 and 6, and other good fats are omegas 9 and 12. Good sources of healthy fatty acids include peanut butter, fish oils (salmon and cod), flax seeds and its oil, and most nuts in general.

Edited for your protection.

03-14-2002, 04:43 AM
chicken daddy's article this month on fats should help clear up that question:


03-14-2002, 06:21 AM
Just so you don;t get confused - only omega 3 and 6 are EFA's.

other omega's can be synthesised from these two.

I also agree w/ Tryska ;)

03-14-2002, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Budiak
Sorry. Some examples are all of the omegas, 3, 6, 9, 12. Fish oils like salmon and cod, flax seed oil.

The most delicious EFA source- Peanut butter!

Peanut butter is primarily MUFA's, EFA's are PUFA's. Also from what I have read the PUFA's in peanut butter are primarily omega 6 (making it not that great of a way to supliment your diet w/ EFA's)

03-14-2002, 03:26 PM
Are you saying that Natural PB is not a good way to get good fat and calories?


03-14-2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Budiak
Are you saying that Natural PB is not a good way to get good fat and calories?


No I am not saying that by any means - I am saying that it is not an effective way to get EFA's.

Big Difference

the doc
03-14-2002, 05:58 PM
there is a big difference