Life Extension Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans -- 30 Softgels
- Life Extension Mega GLA can help to promote healthy skin and joints.
- Also contains sesame lignans which help your body absorb GLA at more efficient rate.
- Helps to decrease the formation of destructive proinflammatory agents.
Maintain Healthy Joints and Skin With Life Extension Mega GLA With Sesame Lignans
Omega-6 fatty acids are easily acquired through a diet with meat and vegetable oils. Unfortunately, not all omega-6 fatty acids are the same. Arachidonic acid (AA) tends to be unhealthy because it is the precursor of inflammatory eicosanoids — such as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), thromboxane A2, and leukotriene B4 — which can cause inflammation. On the other hand, gamma-linolenic acid(GLA), which can be found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant oil, is an vital fatty acid which plays an important role in healthy prostaglandin (PGE1) formation and pro-inflammatory mediator reduction.
Healthy-minded individuals have been taking a lot of borage oil supplements to obtain GLA (gamma linolenic acid), the parent of the biologically active DGLA (dihomogamma linolenic acid).
Life Extension also adds 10 mg of sesame lignans to each softgel of Mega GLA borage oil. Sesame lignans not only increase beneficial DGLA but they also impede the conversion of GLA into the proinflammatory mediator arachidonic acid. Blocking this pathway decreases the formation of destructive proinflammatory agents prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4.
A number of studies have documented GLA’s many health benfits. Adding sesame lignans to this supplement allows GLA to work much more efficiently in your body, causing a higher number of people to benefit from supplemental GLA.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Calories form Fat||15|
|Total Fat||1.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) supplying 299 mg gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)||1300 mg|
|Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract||10 mg|