GLA Borage Oil x 30 Soft Gels
GLA Borage Oil provides high potency gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) from borage oil. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid and is considered a nutrient and semi-essential fatty acid. Borage oil is pressed from the seeds of the borage plant Borago officinalis, and contains the highest known concentration of the omega-6 fatty acid GLA. at 23% It is also a significant source of the essential omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA).
GLA is a precursor to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), an eicosanoid with balancing and immune-supporting properties
Consuming omega-6 oil in the diet may not result in adequate amounts of GLA and arachidonic acid (AA) in the body. Under optimal conditions, our tissues use enzymatic catalysis to produce GLA from LA. GLA is then further converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), and then AA.
Together, LA, GLA, DGLA and AA make up the omega-6 fatty acid family found in human tissues. Some individuals are less capable of enzymatically generating AA from LA, resulting in inadequate arachidonic acid status. The first step of enzymatic conversion – that of linoleic acid (LA) to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) – is often where the problem occurs. It requires the enzyme delta-6-desaturase (D6D), which is sometimes not available in adequate amounts. Factors that can lower D6D activity include aging, alcohol intake, stress, and diets high in saturated fat, sugar or cholesterol
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1 softgel one or two times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Directions for use
As a food supplement, 1 softgel per day.
|Energy||9 Kcal 37 (kJ)|
|Energy from Fat||9 Kcal 37 (kJ)|
|Borage Oil (Borago officinalis)||1.0g||†|
|Gamma-Linolenic Acid (ω-6)||240mg||†|
|Linoleic Acid (ω-6)||380mg||†|
† NRV not established
Ingredients: Borage Oil, Gelatine, Glycerine (E422), Purified Water.
This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.