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GSE
Essential Fatty Acids ( EFAs Omega-3 Omega-6 ) for Health

CHART of EFA CONVERSIONS  

(Also shows Conversions TO PROSTAGLANDINS and LEUKOTRIENES)

Δ6D and Δ5D enzymes Inhibited by  dietary imbalance of Omega-6 to Omega-3, altered/damaged fats, cholesterol, excessive long-chain SFAs (in meat and dairy), age>30, sugar, stress, drugs, alcohol, toxic chemicals, caffeine, High INSULIN, excessive palmitoleic acids (Eg in coconut oil), lack of required conversion minerals/vitamins (see chart)

OMEGA-6 FAMILY   OMEGA-3 FAMILY
LA (Linoleic Acid -  18:2w6)
In Nut & Seed oils, Spirulina, wheatgerm and Legumes
ALA (α-Linolenic Acid - 18:2w3)
In Flaxseed, Chia seed, Walnut & Hemp Oil
Converted by and COMPETING for Δ6D enzyme
(Requires B6, Magnesium, Zinc)
GLA (Gamma-linolenic Acid -18:3w6)
In Blackcurrant and Evening Primrose Oil
  SDA  (18:4w3)
In Blackcurrant and other wild seed oils
Elongase Enzyme
DGLA (20:3w6):
In Mothers Milk
Eicosatetraenoic Acid
(Preferred Pathway)  Converted by and COMPETING for Δ5D enzyme
(Requires Vitamin C, B3, Zinc)

(
Δ5D Prefers this Pathway)
AA (Arachidonic Acid
- 20:4w6 )
In Meat, Dairy, Eggs
  EPA (20:5w3)
EPA (and DHA)  in:
Fish Oil. Grass-fed animals/poultry, land animals' brains, testes, adrenals, eyeballs. Brown/red algae
COX
COX
LOX
COX
LOX
Elongase
Docosapentaenoic
 Acid

▼Δ4D
POSITIVEPOSITIVE
Series 1

Prostaglandins
(PG-1)

  NEGATIVE Series 2
Prostagandins
(PG-2)
INFLAMM-
ATORY

 Series 4
Leukotrienes
 (LK-4)
For information on these "First Response" eicosonoids POSITIVE
Series 3
Prostaglandins
(PG-3)
ANTI-INFLAMM-
ATORY

Series 5
Leukotrienes
(LK-5)
DHA (22:6w3)

For brain and nerve function
COX: Cycloxygenase enzyme     LOX: Lipoxygenase enzyme

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