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Product Form: Softgel
Product Size: 90 softgels
Servings per Container: 90
Manufacturer: Douglas Laboratories
Item Number: DGL-003-090
What It Is
Borage Seed Oil is an excellent source of the important gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) providing 210 mg of GLA per softgel.
What It Does
Borage Seed Oil may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their intake of gamma-linolenic acid. Typical diets in developed countries deliver large amounts of saturated fatty acids and the polyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonic acids. Dietary linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) is a precursor to arachidonic acid (20:4) which in turn is a precursor for pro-inflammatory immune mediators the 2-series prostaglandins thromboxanes and leukotrienes. Although GLA is a precursor of arachidonic acid it also competes with arachidonic acid effectively and may help downregulate the formation of excessive levels of pro-inflammatory 2-series prostaglandins and other immune mediators.
One softgel daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by your healthcare professional..
Each softgel contains:
- Omega-6 fatty acids — 580mg
- Linoleic acid — 370mg
- Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) — 210mg
- Omega-9 fatty acids(as oleic acid) – 150mg
No adverse side effects have been reported.
More About Borage Seed Oil
Douglas Laboratories’ Borage Seed Oil softgels are manufactured using only 100% vegetable oil from borage seeds (Borago officinalis). The oil is cold-processed and handled carefully to avoid any oxidation, as indicated by consistently low peroxide values. No solvents such as hexane are used during the extraction and processing.
Serving Size: 1 SoftGel
Servings Per Container: 90
Total Fat 1 g
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) 6.7 mg
Borage Oil1200 mg
Providing the Following Fatty Acid Profile:
Linoleic Acid (LA) 431 mg
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 240 mg
Oleic Acid (OA) 228 mg
Palmitic Acid 133 mg
Stearic Acid 52 mg
Icosenoic Acid 52 mg
Docosenoic Acid 32 mg
Gelatin (capsule), glycerin, purified water