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Borage seed oil 1000 mg, 20% GLA, 35% LA, 60 soft capsules

Aliness

Regular price £10.49

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  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Soy Free
  • GMO Free
  • Food supplement
  • 60 soft capsules
  • GLA 200 mg
  • LA 350 mg
  • With natural vitamin E

Cold-pressed borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) with natural vitamin E.

Ingredients

1 capsule

2 capsules

(daily dose)

Borage seed oil 

1000 mg

2000 mg

of which:



GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)

200 mg

400 mg

LA (linoleic acid)

350 mg

700 mg

Vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopherol)

10 mg (* 83%)

20 mg (* 167%)

Ingredients: cold pressed borage seed oil (20% GLA / 35% LA), natural vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopherol); shell components: beef gelatin, glycerol (binder).

Recommended daily intake: 1 capsule, twice a day. Best taken with meals. Do not exceed recommended servings for consumption during the day.

The product cannot be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
It is recommended to use a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Package contents: 60 soft capsules

Storage conditions: Store at room temperature, out of reach of small children. Protect against moisture. 

Action: 

  • Borage has a soothing effect on the respiratory system and facilitates breathing, relieves inflammatory pain and contributes to the flexibility and mobility of joints, improves the excretion of water through the kidneys
  • Linoleic acid (LA) helps to maintain the proper level of cholesterol in the blood.
  • Vitamin E helps protect cells against oxidative stress

Aliness 1000 mg borage seed oil is a source of natural omega-6 fatty acids in an affordable form soft capsules. The product contains high-quality, natural oil obtained from borage seeds, which is characterized by a high content of gamma-linolenic acid (20% GLA) and linoleic acid (35% LA), as well as the addition of natural vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopherol).

Each capsule provides 200 mg of GLA, 350 mg of LA and 10 mg of natural vitamin E.

What is borage?

Borage (Borago officinalis) is an annual plant belonging to the rough-leaved (borage) family. It occurs mainly in the Mediterranean zone, but also in Poland, where it can be found both as a wild weed and a cultivated plant. It owes its name to the fact that its leaves have the smell and aftertaste of cucumber, and another characteristic feature that makes it easy to spot among other plants growing on the meadow is the eye-catching blue flowers that resemble a bit of stars. 

However, it is not the flowers that make it an object of interest for nutritionists and many people who want to take care of their health for years. Borage seeds are considered to be one of the richest sources charitable gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

What is gamma-linolenic acid?

Gamma-linolenic acid is an essential, unsaturated fatty acid (EFA) belonging to the omega-6 group. 

GLA is essential because, unlike saturated fatty acids, our body cannot produce sufficient amounts of it on its own, and is needed at many levels of its function. Therefore, it must be supplied with food.

GLA is also unsaturated, which means that in the molecule of this acid there are double bonds between the carbon atoms in the carbon chain. The suffix '6' means that the last such double bond is on the third carbon atom from the end of the chain. 

OMEGA-3 or OMEGA-6?

Providing both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is very important for the proper functioning of the body. It is important, however, to maintain their proper ratio in the diet. The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is 1: 4. 

In the diets of Western societies (European or American), this balance is significantly shifted towards excessive consumption of omega-6 fatty acids. This is because the main part of the food consists of animal products, which are predominantly saturated fatty acids, as well as omega-6 fatty acids. On the other hand, little is eaten with fish, seafood and plant products (oils), which are the natural richness of omega-3 fatty acids. 

The consequence of this style of eating is a disturbance of the proportion of omega-3 to omega-6, which is 1:15 or even 1:20. The effect of maintaining such a state for a longer time is the appearance of pro-inflammatory compounds in our body, resulting from an excessive amount of omega-6 acids.

So the trick is not to eliminate both fatty acids from the diet, but to eat in a balanced way, providing both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in a proportion as close to optimal as possible.


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