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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vitamin F benefits;

Vitamin F food sources, excess contribution or loss-supplement;

The role of vitamin F;

Vitamin F appellation: Vitamin F consists of two so-called essential fatty acids, they can not be synthesized by the body.
1.     These two acids are linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid.
2.     These acids are essential for growth; they intervene in numbers of hormonal and enzymatic processes and ensure the good condition of the cellular membranes.
3.     They participate in the regulation of the immune system, reduce inflammatory reactions.
4.     They help to lower blood cholesterol and maintain healthy skin.
5.     As other fatty acids, and unlike other vitamins, vitamin F supplies energy to the body.        

Vitamin F food sources:

1.        Vitamin F is found in vegetable oils, fatty nuts and oilseeds, fish.
2.        Linoleic and alpha-linolenic fatty acids belong to two distinct chemical families.
3.  According to many nutritionists, the increasing share of refined industrial products in Western diets results in deficiencies of essential fatty acids, especially the family of alpha-linolenic acid.  
4.  In an ideal diet, the alpha-linolenic acid intake should represent 20 to 50% of the intake of linoleic acid, whose needs are best covered by daily diet.
5.  These two fatty acids are quickly absorbed by the body.
6.  Being sensitive to heat and oxygen, they are easily degraded during the cooking operations.

Vitamin F intake deficit:

1.     In the case a deficit supplies: the deficiency of linoleic acid can cause diseases of heart, liver and kidneys, as well as behavioral problems.
2.     It is often preceded by a hair loss and rash suggestive of eczema and excessive sweating associated with intense thirst.
3.     The immune system works less well, delaying the healing process and increases the risk of infection.
4.     Stiffness and joint pain appear sometimes, and a drying up of lachrymal and salivary glands.
5.     In children, there is a growth delay.
6.     Women are more prone to spontaneous abortions and men often have fertility problems.

Vitamin F supplements:

1.     A supplement may be useful in case of reduced calorie diet or if your diet is very low in fat.
2.     If you have very dry skin, brittle nails or films.
3.     If you are prone to repeated infections.
4.     During pregnancy and lactation.
5.     You should consult a doctor before taking any supplements of vitamins or minerals.

Vitamin F excess contribution:

1.     In the case of excess contribution, the toxic hazards seem nonexistent.
2.     But you should consult a doctor before taking dietary supplements containing fatty acids.

Vitamin F combination: 

1.     Good combinations with vitamin F are obtained with many vitamins, such as C and E.  
2.     And minerals, like Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium, these are particularly needed by the body for linoleic, alpha-linolenic acids and their derivatives to perform properly their duties.

Vitamin F beneficial:

1.     In practice if your diet is low in fat, preparations providing a balanced intake of linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids will benefit you.
2.     These products should not be exposed to light.
3. They must be sold in dark colored containers bearing a best before date. 

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