reading the benefits they all seem to be the same as other fatty acids like alpha lipoic acid. What do they turn into that's so important for the body? Are they just an extra layer of protection used incase your body becomes deficient in the other so your body makes use of it from the diet just as a precaution? The biggest thing I found is they are used to make cells but so can many other things. the fact your body doesn't make them and decided to get them from diet instead makes me think they are not as important as the ones made in the body. You cant deny that.