Borage seed oil is highly prized for its extremely high content of a special fatty acid called Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA). Ordinarily, GLA is created in the body from dietary essential fatty acids such as those found in flax oil. However, in some people, such as those with psoriasis or eczema, GLA is not adequately produced in the body. Borage Oil offers a direct source of GLA for these individuals. Borage oil is also revered by women who suffer from symptoms of PMS or menopause.
Gamma-Linolenic Acid, found most abundantly in borage oil, may support the structure and function of:
- Nerve conduction*
- Hormone metabolism*
- Skin-cell proliferation*
- Inflammatory response*
- Blood vessel constriction and relaxation*
- Lean muscle mass*