High quality Borage Oil is a rich source of Omega 6 essential fatty acid and gamma linoleic acid (GLA)
Research indicates that Borage Oil may:*
- support healthy joint function
- support flexibility of cell membranes
- support adrenal health
- support healthy hair, skin and nails
What is Borage Oil?
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, 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 to support a healthy cardiovascular function and healthy skin, hair and nails.*
Borage Oil can also be found in Supplement Spot's Hair, Skin and Nails.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Servings per Container: 90
|Borage Seed Oil 22% Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), 221 mg||1000 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.
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.