Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's Essential Living Oils
Humans literally must have Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in order to live. That’s why they’re called “essential.” Since our bodies cannot manufacture EFAs, we need to acquire them from food or supplements.
Because they support nutrient absorption and membrane integrity of all the body’s cells, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) influence the health and wellness of all major body systems and organs. Whole health benefits are achieved only by ingesting a very specific balanced ratio of polyunsaturated, unsaturated, and monounsaturated EFAs—namely Omegas-3, 6 and 9 in a ratio of 4:1:1.
This balance is not always represented in common retail supplements. And the typical American diet tends to contain a very imbalanced ratio, with Omega-6 intake ranging from 15 to 25 times the intake of Omega-3. Through strategic supplementation, it is possible to maintain an appropriate 4:1:1 ratio, which in turn, promotes whole health.
Fish oil and fatty fish are good sources of Omega-3, but many people are looking for alternative sources of EFAs, due to taste preference or vegan lifestyles. Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils™ provides that vegan alternative. Eight natural plant and seed oils are cold-pressed, extracted and prepared to provide a pure, undamaged form of plant-based “good fats” for optimum health.
These “good fats” do hundreds of crucial jobs, from promoting normal hormonal balance to supporting cardiovascular health. They also support cellular membrane integrity, which affects EVERY organ and tissue in the human body. They’re truly essential to a whole health regimen.
The body requires EFAs to help:
- Maintain healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range
- Promote heart health and arterial integrity
- Maintain healthy mood, focus, mental clarity, and cognitive function
- Support the body’s normal, balanced inflammation response
- Support a balanced immune response
- Maintain bone and joint health
- Maintain healthy permeability of the intestinal lining
- Support dermal health
| Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Linolenic acid (ALA)
|Linoleic acid (GLA)
Other Ingredients: Flax Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado oil, Perilla Oil, Tea Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Borage Oil
Capsule Ingredients: Food grade vegetable ingredients (Tapioca Starch (derived from Yam), Carrageenan (derived from seaweed), and vegetable glycerin.
2 capsules daily with a meal or as directed by a health care professional.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place.
Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils™ provides the beneficial fats in an ideal balance of Linolenic Acid (Omega-3), Linoleic Acid (Omega-6, especially GLA) and Oleic Acid (Omega-9). We use eight high quality oils from non-GMO plants and seeds:
Flax seed oil – Often recommended as an alternative to fish oil. A well-known source of plant-derived Omega-3, -6, and -9 in a balanced ratio. These omegas are known to help maintain healthy cognitive function, promote heart health, and support general wellness.
Rice bran oil – A source of antioxidant vitamin E complex and micronutrient components that maintains cellular health in mature adults. Contains tocotrienols, tocopherols, and gamma-oryzanol, which promote heart health, help maintain balanced cholesterol levels already in the normal range, and also support healthy hormonal balance.
Sunflower seed oil – Provides an appropriate balance of Omega-9 and Omega-6. Together, these balanced omegas promote both cardiovascular health and healthy cognitive function, including memory.
Avocado oil – Contains both Omega-9 and sitosterol, which help maintain balanced cholesterol levels already in the normal range. These components are likely one of the secrets to the success of the Mediterranean diet.
Perilla seed oil – Lesser known plant oil from the mint family. A source of heart healthy Omega-3 that may be more efficient than fish oil. Helps maintain balanced cholesterol levels already in the normal range and also promotes breast and colon health. Promotes healthy immune cell activity and balanced cytokinesis throughout the body. Ultimately promotes balanced immune response and cellular health in major organ tissues.
Japanese tea seed oil – Both a source of healthy fats (similar to olive oil and grapeseed oil) and a source of powerful antioxidants, including vitamin E. Monounsaturated oleic acid, a primary fat in the Mediterranean diet, may comprise up to 88 percent of tea seed’s fatty acids. Provides both heart healthy fats and cellular antioxidant support.
Olive oil – Well-known source of healthy fats. Provides balanced Omega-9 and Omega-6 along with antioxidant polyphenols, all of which promote heart health. The most common cooking oil used in the heart healthy Mediterranean diet.
Borage seed oil – Comprised of 20-26% gamma-linolenic acid, a fatty acid that the body converts to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), which is involved in a balanced inflammation process in response to day-to-day movement and exercise. PGE1 promotes healthy blood vessel dilation to transport needed nutrients throughout the body. Ultimately supports joint health and dermal health.
These oils are cold-pressed and stable at room temperature. Made with hypoallergenic ingredients. Certified Vegan.