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Mega GLA-240 Borage Seed Oil 120 softgels from Source Naturals

Mega GLA-240 Borage Seed Oil 120 softgels from Source Naturals



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Mega GLA-240 Borage Seed Oil Product Description

Mega-GLA 240 and Mega-GLA 300 - Borage Seed Oil
Hexane Free

GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid. GLA is used to produce the soothing intracellular hormonelike messengers known as series 1 prostaglandins (PGE1), which help maintain the balance of many functions in the body. GLA supports the immune system and helps maintain healthy skin and circulation. This essential nutrient is incorporated into our cell membranes, where it helps to maintain fluidity and permeability. Borage seed oil is one of the richest sources of GLA.

Borage GLA - Nature's Essential Fatty Acids

In our millenia-long passage from hunter-gatherers to supermarket shoppers, our diet has undergone profound changes. Specifically, we no longer consume the unprocessed foods that contain gamma linolenic acid (GLA). It is the intake of GLA that creates the soothing prostaglandins that are so important in promoting the fluidity of cellular membranes for proper nutrient absorption, brain function, skin health and immune system support.

The borage plant (Borago officinalis), also known as starflower, is indigenous to southern Europe, but now well established here in North America. This small, rough-leafed botanical with blue, star-shaped flowers has recently been rediscovered as the world's finest source of GLA.

What Is GLA?
GLA is an essential fatty acid (EFA). As the name implies, EFAs are essential in our diet. And as our bodies can't manufacture them, we must get them from food. Unfortunately, their presence in today's processed American diet is dangerously low. If we analyze the diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, we find that their primary dietary source of EFAs was wild game, which is much higher in EFAs than today's domesticated and process-fed animals. Since we evolved on the hunter-gatherer diet for millennia, and the present American diet has only been around a few generations, it makes sense that our bodies will benefit by approximating the positive aspects of our genetically programmed diet requirements as closely as possible.

How does GLA work?

As an essential fatty acid, GLA is a building block the body uses to ultimately produce and store energy, and is used in every cell of the body. EFAs help to make up our cellular membranes and act as "gate-keepers" for our cells. Having healthy cell membranes is crucial, as every cell must have the ability to take in the proper nutrients and keep out metabolic toxins. EFAs maintain the fluidity and permeability of our cellular membranes, promoting nutrient absorption. As the brain contains a high percentage of fatty tissue, EFAs also promote healthy brain function.

One of the most important roles of EFAs is the production of eicosanoids, short-lived regulatory messenger molecules inside our cells. These hormonelike substances regulate a variety of metabolic processes in the body, including blood pressure balance, smooth muscle contraction, proper blood clotting, blood vessel flexibility and immune system regulation.

Borage GLA - The Natural Metabolic Shortcut
The precursor to GLA, linoleic acid, is found in a large variety of foods, but converting it to GLA and ultimately to prostaglandins is difficult. There are many roadblocks along the way-including the consumption of alcohol, saturated fats, trans-fatty acids and the normal aging process. So, Borage GLA is a good way of taking a metabolic shortcut and ensuring the production of the crucial prostaglandins.

Borage GLA is an oil concentrate expressed from the seeds of the uniquely high-yielding borage plant using a specialized, non-toxic, solvent-free, coldpressed extraction technique.

Supplement Facts for 240 mg
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Amount %DV
Pure Borage Seed Oil 1 g
Yielding:
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 240 mg
Linoleic Acid (LA) 367 mg
Oleic Acid 149 mg
Palmitic Acid 86 mg

Warning: NOTE: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before using Borage Seed Oil GLA product.

Suggested Use: 1 or 2 Borage GLA softgels daily with meals.

Source Naturals Borage Seed Oil GLA gelatin capsule contents are suitable for vegetarians: contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives or artificial color, flavor, or fragrance.

Notice: Individual results may vary. You should always consult with your physician before starting this product or any health-related program.

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