Omega fats are partially unsaturated fatty acids with a number of metabolic functions. Omega 3 and 6 are called essential fatty acids because the body cannot produce them itself and therefore must be replenished from external sources. Omega 9 are not essential but it is desirable to supplement them even though the body can make them on its own.
The most important fatty acids of this group are ALA (alpha-linoleic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). They occur in natural oils and sea fish. Omega 3 act anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant and prevent heart diseases. Moreover, they are indispensable skin nutrients and play a key role in maintaining the normal function and appearance of the human skin. They also decrease the skin damage caused by UV radiation and affect positively the signs of skin aging.
Of the greatest importance in this category are LA (linolenic acid), GLA (gammalinolenic acid), DLA (dihomogammalinolenic acid) and AA (arachidonic acid). Omega 6 fatty acids compete with the Omega 3 fatty acids for the same enzymes, therefore their amounts in the body should be balanced. Omega 6 activate reactions, which might be indispensable for the physiological function of the immune system. They possess anti-inflammatory activity and are a key agent for the structural integrity and barrier function of the skin. In addition they affect positively the health of the skin, hair and nails.
The leading fatty acid of this group is OA (Oleic acid). Omega 9 fatty acids are monounsaturated and occur for example in olive oil. They have proven beneficial effects on health and are necessary for the physiological function of the immune system, their role is preventive. OA absorbs well thru the human skin, has anti-inflammatory and softening properties..
Topical application of Omega 3, 6, 9 is a convenient and effective way of supplementing the fatty acids directly into the skin, where they help to protect it and nourish its layers.
The team of Delga decided to use the unique properties of unsaturated fatty acids and created the products of Omega 369 range.