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.
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