The average college football player has the same Omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency as most Americans. Unfortunately, that’s a dangerous situation. After years of research a team of scientists at Texas Christian University (TCU) concluded that the Omega-3 deficiency restricts the healing of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
Very few people understand how the Omega-3 deficiency is determined even though scientists have been explaining it for more than 40 years. It’s really simple. It’s based on the balance of EFAs. The Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids are in the membranes of the cells of the human body. For optimal health the EFAs must be balanced approximately 1:1 by weight. When the balance exceeds 4:1 (more Omega-6) the Omega-3 deficiency is fully apparent and chronic diseases start occurring.