Product Form: Softgel
Product Size: 90 softgels
Servings per Container: 90
Manufacturer: Douglas Laboratories
Item Number: DGL-003-090
What It Is
Borage Seed Oil is an excellent source of the important gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) providing 210 mg of GLA per softgel.
What It Does
Borage Seed Oil may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their intake of gamma-linolenic acid. Typical diets in developed countries deliver large amounts of saturated fatty acids and the polyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonic acids. Dietary linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) is a precursor to arachidonic acid (20:4) which in turn is a precursor for pro-inflammatory immune mediators the 2-series prostaglandins thromboxanes and leukotrienes. Although GLA is a precursor of arachidonic acid it also competes with arachidonic acid effectively and may help downregulate the formation of excessive levels of pro-inflammatory 2-series prostaglandins and other immune mediators.
One softgel daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by your healthcare professional..
Each softgel contains:
- Omega-6 fatty acids — 580mg
- Linoleic acid — 370mg
- Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) — 210mg
- Omega-9 fatty acids(as oleic acid) – 150mg
No adverse side effects have been reported.
More About Borage Seed Oil
Douglas Laboratories’ Borage Seed Oil softgels are manufactured using only 100% vegetable oil from borage seeds (Borago officinalis). The oil is cold-processed and handled carefully to avoid any oxidation, as indicated by consistently low peroxide values. No solvents such as hexane are used during the extraction and processing.