Borage Oil, 90 softgels, 1000 mg
Borage Oil, the richest source of the omega 6 essential fatty acid, gamma linoleic acid (GLA): supports healthy joint function, healthy skin, hair and nails, prevents blood clot formation, provides PMS and Menopause symptom relief
Borage oil is derived from the seeds of the borage (Borago officinalis) plant. It is native to Europe and North Africa, but is also cultivated in North America. It is the richest source of the omega 6 essential fatty acid, gamma linoleic acid (GLA), containing 20-26% GLA. GLA is derived from linoleic acid, also known as omega-6 fatty acid, which is present in many common vegetable oils like safflower and sunflower. GLA is the precursor for many important prostaglandins, which are hormone-like substances that may affect blood thickness, skin and joint health, cholesterol levels, dilation and constriction of blood vessels, inflammation, and more. While omega-6 is readily available in the diet and consumed in large quantities in the American diet, many people are still deficient in GLA. Scientists think this is explained by the fact many oils containing omega-6 are hydrogenated, which can inhibit the conversion of omega-6 to GLA. Other than Borage the primary dietary sources of GLA are black currant seed oil and evening primrose oil. GLA can also be produced in the body from omega-6 fatty acids. In addition to GLA, borage oil also contains valuable minerals needed for proper cardiovascular function and healthy skin and nails.
- May support healthy joint function
- Shown to support flexibility of cell membranes
- May support adrenal health
- May help to prevent blood clot formation
- May support healthy hair, skin and nails
- May support symptom relief associated with PMS and Menopause
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 90
|Borage Seed Oil 22% Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), 221 mg
Other ingredients: Gelatin, Water, Glycerin
Contains NO milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
** Daily Value has not been established.
Suggested Use: Take one softgel, one to three times daily with meals. Take consistently each day for best results.
In high doses Borage Oil may cause loose stools and minor stomach problems. If you experience these symptoms discontinue using and consult a health care practitioner.
As always, consult your physician before taking supplements, especially if you have a medical or psychiatric condition, or are pregnant or lactating.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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