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What Is It?
Borage oil is extracted from the seeds of Borago officinalis, an annual, bristly herb, originally indigenous to the Mediterranean region. The main fatty acid in borage oil is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), typically in concentrations of 17-20%. GLA is an essential fatty acid that has multiple physiological roles. Pure Encapsulations borage oil contains 20% GLA.*
Uses For Borage Oil
Healthy Joint, Immune System And Skin Support: Studies have indicated that GLA promotes healthy prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) production, which helps support healthy joints, as well has healthy blood flow and vessel function. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial reported statistically significant support for joint health in subjects supplementing with GLA from borage seed oil. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, reported that GLA helps support healthy cytokine activity, a mechanism that may be linked to both immune system support and joint health. PGE1 has also been associated with supporting and soothing the skin when used topically or taken orally.*
- Supports immune and joint health‡
- Contains 20% gamma linoleic acid, the highest GLA content of any plant source to support joint, muscle, skin and reproductive health‡
- Made with hypoallergenic ingredients
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations borage oil is a cold-pressed oil produced without the use of solvents. Pure Encapsulations Borage Oil also contains vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) (soy).
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Borage oil may cause bloating, nausea, indigestion, and headache in sensitive individuals.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.
‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. These therapies are not substitutes for standard medical care. Consult your physician before taking this or any other product.
1 capsule, 1-4 times daily, with or between meals.