Borage Oil is produced from the seeds of the borage plant (Borago officinalis), a member of the Boraginaceae family. Borage Oil is a potent source of the long-chain polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
GLA is recognized as one of the good essential fatty acids used to enhance cell membrane fluidity and function. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by dietary sources.
GLA supports a balanced inflammatory response. In the past, many consumers relied on Evening Primrose oil (EPO); however, Borage Oil has now been found to be an even richer source of GLA. Borage Oil has been used for hundreds of years, and has been shown to be important for lung, joint, and eye health.
To ensure absolute purity, Protocol For Life Balance Borage/GLA is produced using a mechanical expeller press that does not utilize solvents. Health Functions:
Immunity Balance and Women's Health. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis
) (Seed) 1.05 g (1,050 mg)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 240 mg
Other ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin and Water.
Each Serving may typically provide the following naturally occurring fatty acids: Linoleic Acid 296 mg, Oleic Acid 120 mg, Palmitic Acid 85 mg, Stearic Acid 60 mg.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals. For intensive use, take 6 or more softgels daily under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Caution:
GLA supplements should not be used if you have a seizure disorder because there have been reports of these supplements inducing seizures. Individuals taking a class of medications called phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, promazine, and thioridazine) to treat schizophrenia should not take EPO because it may interact with these medications and increase the risk of seizures. Borage seed oil, and possibly other sources of GLA, should not be used during pregnancy because they may induce early labor. GLA may interact with certain medications, including doxorubicin, cisplatin, carboplatin, idarubicin, mitoxantrone, tamoxifen, vincristine, vinblastine, ceftazidime, and cyclosporine. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.