Stearic acid is an
essential saturated fat that can actually lower blood
cholesterol in your body. High blood cholesterol is
linked to coronary heart disease which is the number one
cause of death in the USA.
Essential Fatty Acids
(EFAs) like stearic acid are one of the fifty nutrients
needed to sustain your body's good health. EFAs will
remain liquid at body temperature and because of their
bent shape they do not cause clogging of our arteries and
cardiovascular system like saturated fats will do.
Essential fatty acids such
as stearic acid are helpful to our body's immune system
various neurological problems, gastrointestinal problems,
a variety of painful inflammatory illnesses, and problems
resulting from the tendency of blood to clot, (heart
attacks & stroke) are all related to similar
imbalances in prostaglandin hormones that can be
alleviated by correcting the balance of essential fatty
acids in the diet." - Sidney M. Baker, M.D.