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Black currant seed oil contains a significant amount of GLA, a type of EFA that is involved in the regulation of many important functions involving the heart, fat regulation, metabolism, mental performance and others.

Klee Irwin proffers, "What's most important is finding the right mix of these essential oils." With the inclusion of black currant, flax seed and fish oils among other valuable ingredients in the blend of Essential Health Oil, Klee Irwin has created a product to address these needs.

About Klee Irwin

Klee Irwin, a native of California, has been an herbalist and nutraceutical formulator since the early 1990s. He has formulated numerous natural remedies that have helped millions of people live healthier.

He put his philosophy on alternative medicine into words by saying, “I believe in taking a multi-pronged approach to any health goal. Why attack a problem in only one way when you can strike from many directions?  For example, with my weight loss formulas, I include, in the same blend, ingredients that curb appetite, burn fat, increase energy and slow fat storage.  Using all four of these approaches is far more powerful than just using one.”

A Passionate Speaker

As an educator and communicator, he has broken new ground by reaching people who would otherwise not focus on their health.  One commentator, noting his unique language style, said, “Irwin passionately speaks in visual terms that anyone can grasp.  This allows him to show respect to the intelligence of his audience by tackling complex concepts, such as how we cause our cells to become resistant to insulin, giving ourselves diabetes”.

A New Chapter in Weight Maintenance

Today, like Klee Irwin, researchers believe that EFAs may soon become a required part of any weight-loss program. Because EFAs help keep cells healthy, they may play a key role in cellular energy production-especially for the energy-dependent cells in your heart, which is certainly one of the hardest-working organs in the human body.

In addition, scientists have unraveled the mystery behind a specific type of EFAs called Omega-3 oils. Omega-3 EFAs have been found to inhibit the production of the enzyme synthase, which plays a role in the storage of calories as body fat. Omega-3 EFAs may actually promote a process known as "fuel partitioning," which allows the body to store carbohydrates in the form of glycogen, rather than as hard-to-lose body fat. Per Klee Irwin, this is an extra added benefit to using Essential Health Oil with the Dual Action Cleanse system.

The effect of the "fuel partitioning" process may occur due to a steroid-like substance in our bodies called PPARs (perixosome proliferator-activated receptors). Researchers suspect that, as Omega-3 EFAs attach to the PPARs, they activate these receptors and increase the oxidation (burning) of lipids (blood fats) (Rodriguez-Cruz, 2005). Further research suggests that Omega-3 EFAs can activate proteins associated with energy metabolism. Klee Irwin actively monitors such research to innovate his product formulations. With advancements in the scientific sphere of nutrition, Klee constantly improves his formulations so that they are cutting-edge like Dual Action Cleanse.

How to Give Your Body the EFAs

Klee Irwin stresses that it's important for people to know about the significance of EFAs in their diet.

"As vital as EFAs can be to achieving and maintaining proper body weight and body fat levels, it's unfortunate that the body does not produce any on its own. EFA molecules can only be obtained through diet and nutrition," advises Klee Irwin.

Even though EFAs are present in fish and vegetable oils, it's not easy to get all of the EFA nutrients simply from food, mainly because so many are processed and overheated, which destroys much of the original EFA content. The delicate EFAs found in fish and vegetable oils can be completely destroyed by the cooking process. Prolonged heat changes the molecular structure of EFAs, making them rancid, toxic and/or very difficult for our bodies to assimilate.

"In addition, many people fail to be proactive in their EFA consumption," reports Klee Irwin. Even though some people consume EFAs, they tend to be the Omega-6 type found in grains and vegetable oils. Few get the proper ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6, which may lead to a whole host of health problems. While Omega-6 EFAs are important to the body, an overabundance of them can interfere with the body's ability to use Omega-3s. Therefore, it may be necessary to seek out additional sources of Omega-3 EFAs or a supplement that contains the correct balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils.

Natural Sources of EFAs

Flax seed is one of the few plant sources of Omega-3 EFAs. In fact, flaxseed oil is a terrific source of alpha linolenic acid (Omega-3) and linoleic acid (Omega-6). A group of University of Toronto scientists found that adding EFAs derived from flaxseed to the diet helped manage blood sugar levels post-meal. This study also demonstrated that dietary flaxseed reduces total cholesterol and LDL in those who consume it (Cunnane, 1993). Klee Irwin uses Flax seed oil in his formulation for Essential Health Oil, a component of the Dual Action Cleanse Plus system.

In the final analysis, because our bodies cannot produce essential fatty acids, and so few of our daily meals impart them, it becomes essential for appropriate body weight and excess fat reduction, as well as for optimum health, that we complement our diets and our daily lives with the proper nutritional supplementation. Klee Irwin agrees.

 

References

  • Cunnane, S.C. et al. (1993). High alpha-linolenic acid flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum): Some nutritional properties in humans. British Journal of Nutrition, 69(2), 443-453.
  • Laidlaw, M. & Holub, B.J. (2003). Effects of supplementation with fish oil-derived n-3 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid on circulating plasma lipids and fatty acid profiles in women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 77(1), 37-42.
  • Rodriguez-Cruz, M. et al. (2005). Molecular mechanisms of action and health benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids. [In Spanish]. Clinical Reviews and Investigations, 57(3), 457-72.
  • Rylance, P.B. et al. (1986). Fish oil modifies lipids and reduces platelet aggregability in haemodialysis patients. Nephron, 43(3), 196-202.