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Benefits of Borage Oil

Posted By on March 17th, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think – Issue 78

Borage oil is derived from an herb native to Syria.

Containing the highest amounts of omega-6 essential fatty acids of any natural compound available, borage oil offers many health benefits and may be especially helpful for women.

Omega-6

Also known as gamma linolenic acid or GLA, Omega-6 is a fat that helps to maintain a variety of body processes to support your overall health. Needed to maintain cellular fluidity, the structure of healthy joints along with proper brain function, GLA is an essential nutrient throughout the body. Many people get more than enough of this fat from food sources including red meat, poultry and eggs, but borage oil offers a plant-based source of this unique omega-6 fatty acids, which is metabolised differently than other sources to provide powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.

Benefits of Borage Oil

Studies have shown that borage oil supplements may increase the production of prostaglandins called PG1 in the skin, supressing chronic inflammation. Borage oil has similar benefits when applied topically, and is known to reduce skin conditions including eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and neurodermatitis.

Women’s Health

During menstruation, women produce an inflammatory substance called prostaglandins. Omega-6 works to reduce the production of this substance, easing aches and pains associated with PMS. Due to this ability, borage oil is widely used for the reduction of common premenstrual symptoms including cramps, backaches, breast tenderness and headaches.

See other products and conditions: Oils, Women’s Vitamins, Omegas & Fatty Acids.

 

 

 

 

VitaminFix Think

Issue 78
March 17th, 2014
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