Poster Presentation - Wounds Canada Virtual Conference & SAWC
Current wound care has focused mostly on building a better dressing. Nutritional concerns are rarely considered. Skin is mainly composed of the Omega-6 fatty acid Linoleic Acid (LA) with minor amounts of Omega-3 alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA). Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) enhances production of PGE1 (prostaglandin E1) that enhances blood flow and is a potent anti-inflammatory. There is no DHA/EPA in the skin. Increased blood flow and oxygen transport are essential to proper wound healing.