EFA stands for Essential Fatty Acids. Without going into all the chemistry, these are fats that our bodies don't make but need to survive. We can only get these EFAs in our food. The two EFAs are Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) -- an Omega 3 Fatty Acid, and Linoleic acid (LA) -- an Omega 6 Fatty Acid.
Just for fun: These used to be called Vitamin F until scientists discovered they were actually fatty acids!
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