What do Essential Fatty Acids do in Your Body?
Fatty acids are used in every cell of your body. They have several characteristics that give them the power to give your
body health and a feeling of well being:
· They attract oxygen
· They absorb sunlight
· They have a negative charge
· They readily reduce lactic acid
They Attract Oxygen
Fatty acids are needed to transport oxygen from the lungs to
the red blood cells that are circulating in the blood. They do
this by carrying oxygen through the capillary walls, red blood
cell walls and directly to the hemoglobin.
The red blood cells then circulate to deliver the oxygen to the cells. The fatty acids again move the oxygen from the red blood cells through capillary walls, through the lymph liquid, through the cell walls and directly into the cells to where the oxygen is needed.
Do you want more oxygen to reach your cells? Make sure you are supplementing with Fish oil.
Fatty acids reside in the cell membranes. Here they hold
oxygen so that pathogens cannot get into the cell.
Pathogens cannot not live in an oxygen environment, so the
oxygen in the cell wall acts as a death barrier for them.
Fatty acids also reside inside the cell to help form the various structures of the cell.
They Absorb Sunlight
Fatty acids readily absorb sunlight or light energy. This
ability allows these acids to easily attract and absorb
oxygen. It makes them chemically active and for this reason
they become rancid when exposed to sunlight and oxygen.
This is the reason why you need to keep them in the
refrigerator after you open their container.
They Have a Negative Charge
With the negative charge that they have, fatty acids are
active in many chemical reactions in the body. This negative
charge keeps the fatty acid molecules dispersed and prevents them from clumping together. This ability to keep dispersed, give the fatty acids the power to move toxic material throughout the body and eventually to
the channels of elimination – skin, lungs, colon, kidney,
This flow of electrons through the body helps to recharge the body and to especially promote brain and nerve functions.
In a more complex reaction, Udo Erasmus, in his book
called, Fats and Oils – The complete Guide to Fats and
Oils in Health and Nutrition, describes how fatty acid are
involved in the movement of energy,
“The negative charge also makes the essential fatty acids weakly basic (as opposed to acidic), and able to form weak hydrogen bonds with weak acid groups such as the
sulphydryl groups found in proteins. Sulphydryl groups are especially important in oscillating reactions, which take place
between them and the double bonds of the essential fatty acids. They allow the one-way movement of electrons and energy in molecules to take place. According to one to the world’s best chemists, the Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, such movement is required to make possible the chemical reactions on which life depends.”
They readily reduce lactic acid
Both omega-3 and omega-6 help change lactic acid, which
occurs during strenuous work or exercise, into water and
carbon dioxide. This is important because without these
omegas, the body would have to depend solely on minerals
to neutralize these acid. If too much acid is created in your
body, minerals can be depleted and your body can become
acidic, which would invite all kinds of parasites and
pathogens to setup household in your body.