Definitions for "Essential fatty acids"
Fatty acids that cannot be synthesized in the body and must be obtained from the diet.
These are fats the body cannot make and therefore must be part of the diet. Essential fatty acids are also the building blocks of eicosanoids. There are two groups, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and each gives rise to a different group of eicosanoids.– See also Eicosanoid
Fatty acids necessary for human health that are not produced by the human body and can only be obtained from dietary sources. Soybean oil contains two essential fatty acids: linoleic and linolenic.
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As A Treatment"...Nutrients essential for LA functions include magnesium, selenium, zinc, and vitamins A, carotene, B3, B6, C and E..."
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These have to be supplied to the body from food or supplements. They include: methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine, isoleucine, leucine and lysine.