GLA 240 - 90 Softgels
GLA•240™ is organic borage oil, a richer source of the omega-6 essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), than evening primrose oil.
•Inflammation, swelling and pain •Pressure in joints, blood vessels •Water retention •Allergic response •Nerve transmission •PMS •Vascular health •Eczema The first vegetable source of the omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) was discovered in the oil of evening primrose seeds (where GLA content is 9%). This oil became well known with the public, health professionals, and in health stores. Then GLA was also discovered in borage and black current in higher amounts, 24% and 17% respectively. A 1992 study published in the journal ‘Lipids’ showed that “there was no significant difference in tissue GLA levels within groups given equal amounts of dietary GLA either in borage oil or evening primrose oil”. In order to ingest 240 mg of GLA, only 1000 mg of 24% borage oil needs to be taken compared to 2660 mg of EPO. Because reduced consumption of oil is desirable as a rule, the higher GLA potency of borage oil makes it preferable to evening primrose oil.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Softgel Amount Per Serving Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) 240 mg Non-medicinal Ingredients: d-alpha-tocopherol (5 IU). Softgel: gelatin (bovine), glycerin. AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Adult Dosage: Take 1 softgel daily with a fat-containing meal, or as directed by a qualified health consultant. Cautions: • Possible interactions with phenothiazines (increasing seizure risk). • May cause headaches and/or nausea. • May increase bleeding time. Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a qualified health care practitioner Source: Organic Borage Oil