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NOW Foods Borage Oil

$24.00
Size
60 softgels
NOW Foods Borage Oil

Borage Oil is a plant derived oil rich in the essential fatty acids Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). Although GLA is manufactured in the body from Linoleic Acid (LA), studies suggest that it is more efficiently used by the body when supplied from dietary or supplement sources. Borage Oil is suggested to have higher concentrations of GLA compared to Evening Primrose Oil.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60

 

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Calories

 Calories from Fat

10

10

 

Total Fat

 Saturated Fat

 Trans Fat

 Polyunsaturated Fat

1.0 g

0 g

0 g

0.5 g

 2%*

 0%*

 †

 †

Borage Oil (Borago officinalis) (Seed)

1.0 g (1,000mg)

 †

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)

240 mg

 †

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water).

Suggested Use

Take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.

Precautions

Adults only. If you are pregnant/ lactating, taking any medications or planning any medical procedure, please consult your Doctor before using.

 

  • Borage Oil exhibits potent anti-inflammatory benefits. It is being explored at restoring normal immune functions in people with autoimmune disorders, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Results from animal studies revealed that it may aid in restoring joint integrity for symptom relief. RA is a chronic inflammatory condition of the joints characterised by severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and loss of joint mobility. People with RA take refuge from non-steroidal inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs for immediate pain relief. By providing natural joint support, Borage oil can possibly reduce the need for NSAID use.
  • When applied topically or used internally, Borage oil helps soothe the skin and restore its integrity in common skin disorders. Psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis are common inflammatory skin conditions that can be unresponsive to conventional skin treatments. Evidences suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of borage oil may help soothe the skin of people with these three skin issues. Reduced inflammation can minimise scaling, itchiness, and the appearance of scars.
  • Borage oil naturally moisturises the skin and helps restore its softness. Dry skin can benefit from the moisturising effects of this nutritional oil as well as its ability to restore skin humidity. In several studies, it showed promise at repairing skin damage from acne.
  • In women, borage oil can be used to promote health mechanisms against pre-menstrual syndrome. It is thought to work by interfering with the release of prostaglandins, which causes pain and menstrual cramps.

Borage or Borago officinalis is a plant that bears blue star-shaped flowers that has been used for centuries for its medicinal uses and as food flavouring. This plant offers numerous health benefits from its flowers, leaves, down to the seeds. It is from the seeds where Borage oil is derived that is now being manufactured into soft gels or used as an ingredient to skin care products. Borage oil is rich in essential fatty acids, the most important of which is Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid derived from Linoleic acid from dietary sources. There are studies confirming that when directly supplied, GLA can be more useful for the skin, eyes, and joints. The many benefits of GLA include protecting the eyes from diabetic neuropathy, providing joint support in Rheumatoid Arthritis, and promoting active anti-inflammatory mechanisms for the skin. GLA is also found in Evening primrose oil, but according to studies, one softgel of Borage oil contains five times the concentration of GLA compared to Evening Primrose Oil softgels.