Science-backed, mixed essential fatty acid complex to support healthy weight management, balanced glucose levels and more
- Supports healthy body composition
- Promotes lean tissue mass and body fat reduction
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Modulates body’s inflammatory response
- Promotes joint comfort
- Supports immune health
Patient One Mixed EFA Complex supplies a synergistic combination of Omega-3 fish oil (EPA/DHA), conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and borage oil (providing GLA). This proprietary blend combines a healthy ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, formulated to support increased lean muscle mass and reduced body fat, while also promoting glucose balance and cardiovascular and immune health.
Dietary fats are important for the production of cell membranes and receptors along with hormone and immune messengers that regulate cardiovascular and insulin function and healthy inflammatory response. Common western diets often result in an imbalance in n-6:n-3 consumption, with high concentrations of saturated fatty acids and low omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, resulting in poor glucose utilization and greater accumulation of body fat. Further, aging contributes to decreased lipid production. Supplementation with a proper ratio of fatty acids may be beneficial to restore a healthful balance and enhance metabolic function.
Omega 3 Fish Oil:
Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the two most studied fish oils. Most notably recognized for their beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, Omega-3s have also been shown in studies to be beneficial for balancing healthy glucose levels, inflammation modulation and brain health. A growing body of evidence indicates that regular consumption of these fatty acids can influence fat metabolism and have the potential to promote lean tissue accretion as a mechanism for obesity reduction.
Research indicates that increasing dietary intake of Omega 3s may assist with body weight and body fat reduction by multiple mechanisms. One mechanism is through an enhancement of post-prandial satiety which might lead to reduced food intake. Another mechanism, and one for which there is the most evidence, is through alterations in the expression of genes involved in the regulation of fat oxidation in adipose, liver, cardiac, intestinal and skeletal muscle tissue, and in the regulation of adipogenesis in adipose tissue. These effects on gene expression favor enhanced fat oxidation and reduced fat deposition. Data from a number of studies also suggest that long chain Omega 3s might promote increases in lean tissue mass, thus potentially increasing metabolic rate and indirectly assisting with body fat reduction.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA):
A fatty acid found in small amounts in the human diet, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is among the most extensively studied weight management nutrients. While its exact mechanisms of action have not been pinpointed, CLA is believed to inhibit the “hunger hormone” leptin, promote lipolysis in white adipose tissue, influence insulin sensitivity, reduce fasting blood glucose and optimize resting metabolic rate. CLA is most commonly associated with lean body mass and healthy body composition. Clinical research has shown that supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid has helped to reduce body fat mass. CLA also supports immune health and normal lipid levels.
While CLA is primarily found in dairy products and beef fat in the diet, the CLA in our formula is derived from pure, non-GMO safflower oil.