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What's Vitamin F?

Vitamin F is no longer considered a vitamin because it doesn’t fit the traditional definition of
a vitamin. Vitamin F is the combination of two essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are fats that must come from your diet—your body can’t make them. Vitamin F is ALA (alpha-linoleic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, and LA (linoleic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid.

Every single organ in your body needs these two essential fatty acids. They help you absorb calcium, build cell structures, maintain cell flexibility and grow cells.

Benefits:

  • May reduce the risk of heart diseases

  • May reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

  • May improve blood sugar control

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Supports heart health

  • Aids growth and development

  • Supports mental health

Symptoms of deficiency

  • Dry, flaky skin ( to handle it - begin to restore a healthy ratio of omega-6 to omega-3)

  • Prostate enlargement

  • Inflammation

  • Vision problems

  • Heart problems

  • Brain problems

How to consume it

Include vitamin F-rich foods in your diet. If you consume it in a supplement form, follow the directions on the label for the proper dosage.

Where to get it

The best sources of vitamin F / omega-3 fatty acids are:

  • Vitamin F supplement

  • Avocados

  • Greens

  • Almonds

  • Walnuts

  • Sprouts

  • Chia

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Olive oil

  • Fish (especially fatty fish)

  • Eggs

Last updated: Oct 30, 2023 14:40 PM