This is a product introduced in late February 1998. It contains a proprietary mixture of Walnut, Hazelnut, Sesame and Apricot Kernel oil. On the surface this would seem to be just another essential fatty acid product; however, when Dr. Gary Lasneski designed this product he felt it would have a beneficial effect for problems relating to “cell membrane function”.
Clinical testing with the product has shown Gary to be correct. How? Not in the ways we generally think of for lipids as energy sources or prostaglandin mediators. Instead, it appears this combination of oils has a role in modifying the structural components of cell membranes. Based upon his clinical findings and the peer-reviewed literature, Dr. Lasneski felt that when altered, cell membrane structure was a significant limiting factor in autism, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. This makes sense when you consider that the brain is about 70 percent fat.
Other conditions where he felt a need for Mixed EFAs should be considered are multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. Reports from several doctors have substantiated the products effectiveness with autism, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. We have also received reports that the product helps with diminished platelet count and although we do not yet understand the mechanism, it has been helpful with chronic viral problems as well.
Dr. Lasneski and others using this product recommend one to two teaspoons daily.
* One (1) tablespoon (14 ml) provides, on average:
Calories from Fat 126
Total Fat 14 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 0 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Protein 0 g
Alpha linolenic acid 350 mg
Linoleic acid 5,180 mg
Oleic acid 7,070 mg
INGREDIENTS: Walnut oil, Hazelnut oil, Sesame oil, and Apricot Kernel oil.
RECOMMENDATIONS: One (1) to two (2) teaspoonsful each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a health care professional.
Contains: 8 oz. (237 ml)
Product #: 1402