Vitabase Borage Oil (1000 mg) -- 60 Softgel Capsules
- Contains valuable minerals and essential fatty acids needed for cardiovascular health and proper skin function.
- Provides rich source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Research shows it is helpful for women's health.
- Is 100 percent pure, expeller pressed, and hexane free to ensure highest quality.
- Offers significant anti-inflammatory properties.
- Provides capsules, each of which contains 1,000 mg of borage seed oil.
There's a Good Source of GLA in Borage Oil
Borage is a plant that grows wild in the Mediterranean. Its culinary and medicinal uses have been used for more than 2,000 years. Recently, borage seed oil has become popular again for the last decade or so. Since 1989, almost a dozen clinical human studies have examined the medicinal usage of borage.
The oil, which is extracted from the seeds by cold pressing them, contains omega-6 essential fatty acids. One derivative of omega-6 fatty acids is known as gamma linolenic acid or GLA. Borage oil is one of the richest known sources of GLA with concentrations of 25% to 30% percent.
What Are the Health Benefits of GLA?
GLA is an essential fatty acid the body uses to produce prostaglandins. During PMS or menopause, these hormone-like substances can become out of balance. GLA has shown in some studies to be helpful for PMS relief and regulation of the menstrual cycle. It may also help ease hot flashes and mood swings often associated with menopause.
Much of the GLA taken as a supplement is converted to a substance called DGLA that fights inflammation. Having enough of certain nutrients in the body (including magnesium, zinc, and vitamins C, B3, and B6) helps promote the conversion of GLA to DGLA.
Clinical studies confirmed that borage oil may also contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Although more studies are necessary, research with human subjects has shown borage oil to be helpful in treating various diseases and health conditions.
Our Borage Oil is 100% pure, expeller pressed, and hexane free. It is guaranteed to be of the highest quality available.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Calories (from fat)||9|
|Total Fat||1 g|
|Borage Seed Oil (Borago officinalis)||1000 mg|
|Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)||220 mg|
|Cis-Linoleic Acid||380 mg|
|Oleic Acid||160 mg|