Karen Mcintosh of Naturallycurly writes;
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are vital to every cell in the body. They have overwhelming benefits for heart, breast, bone, brain, hair and skin health, without any of the side effects of prescription drugs. That’s not just essential—it’s miraculous!
The Magic of 3: ALA, EPA, DHA
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is the primary fatty acid in Omega-3. Two others, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are converted from ALA. Since our systems don’t convert ALA into DHA and EPA very well, we need all three omega-3 EFAs in our diet. And because our bodies are incapable of producing it, we have to import all Omega-3 in food or supplements.
Now you know how essential Omega-3 EFAs are for your health. Have you considered how vital they are for your hair and scalp?
I recently started getting my dose of Omega 3 from taking Cod Liver Oil twice a day and Ground Flax Feeds with my yogurt. The taste isn't pleasent but I look forward to reaping the benefits.
Great post! Especially in differentiating ALA, EPA and DHA. Beyond fruit, oils and algae in my diet I've also added Omega 3, 6 and 9 (not classed 'essential' but wonderful) over the years directly to my hair and skin to pre-oil, cleanse, moisturize and seal. Some performed differently but I had a great experience with them all. PS, most probably contain several fatty acids.
Andiroba Oil (Omega 3)
Apricot Kernal Oil (3, Omega 6)
Blackcurrent Oil (6)
Black Raspberry Seed Oil (3,6)
Blackseed Oil (3,6)
Cranberry Seed Oil (3,6, Omega 9)
Irish Moss (seaweed, unsure of EFA status)
Japanese Camellia Kissi (9, claimed by some as the most penetrative hair oil)
Kiwi Seed Oil (3)
Marula Oil (3,6,9)
Papaya Oil (6,9)
Poppy Seed Oil (6)
Pumpkin Seed Oil (3,6)
Red Raspberry Oil (6)
Tamanu Oil (3,6,9)
Watermelon Seed Oil (6,9)
Yes I have. I've incorporated flaxseed oil softgels in my daily regimen.I take two a day. Its filled with omega 3,6 and 9. Im almost done with my 100count bottle. My hair is stronger and shiner. It has help with my scalp alot,iIts not as itchy.And also my skin has cleared up a bit.this has became on of my new staples.
I love my omega 3 pills. I take 2 a day, everyday. I have noticed a difference in many things, including my hair.