Borage oil is a rich source of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). GLA is a fatty acid that supports a healthy inflammatory response. GLA has been shown to be important for lung, joint, and eye health. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by dietary sources. Protocol for Life Balance™ Borage/CLA is hexane free.*
Borage Oil is produced from the seeds of the borage plant (Borago officinalis), a member of the Boraginaceae family. Borage Oil is a potent source of the long-chain polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
GLA is recognized as one of the “good” essential fatty acids used to enhance cell membrane fluidity and function. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by dietary sources.
GLA supports a balanced inflammatory response. In the past, many consumers relied on Evening Primrose oil (EPO); however, Borage Oil has now been found to be an even richer source of GLA. Borage Oil has been used for hundreds of years, and has been shown to be important for lung, joint, and eye health.
To ensure absolute purity, Protocol For Life Balance™ Borage/GLA is produced using a mechanical expeller press that does not utilize solvents.*
1 , 60 servings per container
Gelatin, Glycerin and Water.
Each Serving may typically provide the following naturally occurring fatty acids: Linoleic Acid 296 mg, Oleic Acid 120 mg, Palmitic Acid 85 mg, Stearic Acid 60 mg
As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals. For intensive use, take 6 or more softgels daily under the supervision of a health care professional.
Does Not Contain
sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives
GLA supplements should not be used if you have a seizure disorder because there have been reports of these supplements inducing seizures. Individuals taking a class of medications called phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, promazine, and thioridazine) to treat schizophrenia should not take EPO because it may interact with these medications and increase the risk of seizures.
Borage seed oil, and possibly other sources of GLA, should not be used during pregnancy because they may induce early labor.
GLA may interact with certain medications, including doxorubicin, cisplatin, carboplatin, idarubicin, mitoxantrone, tamoxifen, vincristine, vinblastine, ceftazidime, and cyclosporine.
Serving Size is 1 *Daily Value (DV) not established.
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