Fatty acids for human use come in two forms:
- ‘derivative’ fatty acids,
which are made by the body for specific purposes from the ‘doubly essential’ or ‘triply essential’ fatty acids it has consumed
- ‘doubly essential’ or ‘triply essential’ fatty acids,
which the body obtains by eating plants and non-human animal products because it cannot make them (the fatty acids) itself. There are two: omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) and omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
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