Essential Fatty Acids
Eyes, Skin, Brain, Heart, Joints, Immune
Ziquin EFA Complete contains a balanced ratio of plant-based Omega 3 fatty acids. These are "must-have" nutrients that are foundational to health, healthy eating and an active lifestyle.
The benefits of good fats or essential fatty acids are very well-researched.
Here are the highlights of some studies:
- Maintains healthy skin and hair quality
- Adds to the foundation for healthy energy
- Supports normal hormone production
- Plays a role in weight loss and body tone
- Reduces cravings for greasy and sweet foods
- A vital part of nerve cell repair and brain development
- Protects internal organs from trauma
- Supports joint health and ease of movement
- Protects from heart disease and some cancers
- Foundational nutrient for pregnant women
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