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What is Borage Oil?

Filed Under: Supplements at 4:36 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Borage oil has become popular in the supplement industry but some people are not familiar with this incredible product. Borage oil is made from a beautiful blue, purple flower and its supplements provide numerous health benefits. Also known as Starflower, this large plant is originally from Syria and has beautiful blue, star-shaped flowers, cultivated for culinary and medicinal use, with the majority of the production for oil seed.

Borage oil has very high amounts of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA) in the omega-6 family. EFAs are essential to human but since our system does not produce EFAs, we must obtain it from food. EFAs are important for normal brain function, bone health, regulation of metabolism and the hormonal system and stimulation of skin and hair growth.

Health practitioners believe borage oil can support PMS and menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings. Several supplements for PMS contain borage oil in their formulas. In addition, borage is used as a fresh vegetable for salads and as a garnish as well. Its flower is edible and has a sweet honey-like taste, also used to decorate desserts.

Borage oil is good alternative for vegetarians trying to get GLAs. The oil provided by borage has the highest known amount of GLA from plant-based source. (24-28%). You may take Borage oil as a supplement if you are missing omega-6 from your diet. Lucky Vitamin offers several top-quality borage supplements at our lowest prices.

 1 Comment, latest by Kimberly Allred

Barlean’s – Lignan Omega Twin 1000 mg. – 60 Softgels
Health From The Sun – Borage Oil 300 mg. – 60 Softgels Formerly GLA

 

One Response to “What is Borage Oil?”

  1. Kimberly Allred says:

    Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development.

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