Borage Oil Softgels

  • Nature’s most abundant source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
  • Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Hexane Free
  • Cold-pressed without solvents
Supplies Anti-Inflammatory Properties
As a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), GLA found in borage oil is known to have a positive effect on inflammation, overall health and anti-aging mechanisms. Omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs play an important role in fighting disease because they help control the release of molecules that are responsible for the body’s inflammatory responses (some being prostaglandins,  leukotrienes and cytokines called interleukins).
On top of controlling immune responses, GLA has positive effects on cell death (apoptosis) for toxic cells. Once it enters the body, GLA is converted to a substance called dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA). This acts as a precursor to prostaglandins and leukotriene compounds that the immune system produces. DGLA is believed to lower inflammation because it inhibits leukotriene synthesis, which is partly responsible for raising autoimmune reactions and thrombotic effects.
For this reason, borage oil is now used for its role in lowering symptoms of various inflammatory and age-related disorders, including arthritis, atopic eczema and respiratory disorders. People taking anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids along with borage oil treatments seem to have even better results.



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