A great source of GLA (Gamma linoleic acid). Vitazan Professional Borage Oil, certified organic and non-G.M.O. From its bristly stems to its blue star-shaped flowers, virtually all parts of the borage plant (Borago officinalis) have been used over the centuries for their healing properties and as a flavoring for foods. As early as the 1600s, Europeans mixed borage leaves and flowers into a wine that was renown for relieving boredom and dispelling melancholy. Like evening primrose oil and black currant seed oil, borage oil owes its healing power to the presence of essential fatty acids, the most important of which is GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid. (While borage oil is often used interchangeably with evening primrose oil, borage oil boasts more than twice as much GLA.)
Borage oil is extracted from the seeds of the borage plant. It contains essential fatty-acids and is one of the highest sources of cis-linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids. Borage oil could be used as an alternative to Evening Primrose oil.
Borage oil is known to have anti-arthritic and antirheumatic properties and reduces inflammation.
In different clinical studies, it shows good results in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. One study shows that patients suffering from this ailment were administered with Borage oil during a 12 week period after which 99% experienced clinical improvement.
Adults: As a source of essential fatty acids for maintenance of good health, take 2 softgels twice daily, or as directed by you health care practitioner.
Ingredients per capsule
1000mg Certified Organic Borage (seed) Oil contains:
Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) 24%……240mg
Linoleic Acid (LA) 37%…..390mg