It's probably a given that the EFA supps they're going to release will have pre-activated EFA's. Some of us can't get the full benefit of foods like flax seeds b/c we produce lower levels of delta 6-desaturase. Needless to say, I can't wait for this product to come out.
Delta 6-desaturase "activates" EFA's so the body can absorb them. Flax seed is not "activated" however fish oil is, which allows people like me to get the full benefits of EFA's without taking exorbitant amounts of it.
I see what you're saying about the cutting edge supplements, and I remember reading something about that in one of their adds, but I just thought that it'd be easier to get most or all of my supplements from here. For the quality we're getting, these are pretty cheap in price!
I'd love to see the EFA supplement too! Any word on when it might come out?
Yeah, the convenience would be nice, but we've got to think about our priorities. Myself, I'd rather see the money going to more R & D for some new killer products.
I can get creatine anywhere, I'd rather see what the brains at Biotest can roll out next.
But with an EFA and mult-vitamin/mineral (lets keep our fingers crossed!), we could do most of our shopping here.
Last I remember reading, the EFA supp was coming out sometime this summer.
This is from TC's State of the Union, 2005 article:
"As far as supplements, we're nearing completion of a fatty acid product that isn't just made with squeezed fish guts like other fatty acid supplements. Nope, we put some thought into this and decided to maximize those qualities of functional oils that are the most desirable.
Case in point, most experts agree at least on one thing: inflammation is, in general, a bad thing and responsible for aspects of everything from heart disease to joint pain. So, why not make a fatty acid product specifically aimed at that problem?
So we done did it. We created a product that we can say without hesitation that every man alive should use until he goes to live with underground grandma.
You'll soon be able to buy a functional fatty acid blend that's never been produced anywhere before; a fatty acid blend that'll have a level of purity that's unheard of; a fatty acid blend that's specifically targeted to combat inflammation, inflammation in men; a fatty acid blend that would cost well over a hundred dollars a bottle if it were sold on retail shelves. However, since this will be a T-Nation-only product, we'll cut out the middlemen and sell this oil at a real nice price.
If things go according to plan, this product should be available in mid-summer. Inflammation, say your prayers."