Essential fatty acids should be taken daily through diet and supplementation as they cannot be produced by the human body. They are polyunsaturated fatty acids found mainly in fish and plants like sunflower, olives and flaxseed. They are very important elements for maintaining health as they are the raw material for the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins contribute to the inhibition of platelet accumulation, help loosen the artery walls and lower blood pressure.

Supplemental essential fatty acids balance the body's losses when we feed it with processed fats found in many cold meats, sweets, chips, ready-made pies and other snacks.