- Building nerve tissue
- Formation and renewal of skin and its annexes (hair, nails, etc)
- Synthesis of the prostaglandins
- Body growth
- Lowers blood cholesterol and heart attack risk.
Linoleic acid and linolenic acid are found principally in grain germs (wheat, corn, oats, etc.) and in nuts. Animal foods also contain these acids, although in a proportion ten times smaller and always accompanied by saturated fatty acids and cholesterol harmful to health.
Deficits of these essential fatty acids are revealed in growth retardation, dryness of the skin, dermatitis, and nerve and genital diseases.