|Borage Super GLA 300 Full Spectrum|
Borage Seed Oil - Rich Source of Gamma Linolenic Acid
Planetary Formulas Borage Super GLA 300 is a specially prepared oil concentrate
expressed from the seeds of the borage plant (Borago officinalis), using a specialized,
solvent-free, cold-pressed extraction technique. Borage seeds are a rich source
of essential fatty acids, including gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which are essential
for human health. These fatty acids are necessary for maintaining the fluidity
and flexibility of every cell membrane, and are integral in supporting the body's
normal production of prostaglandins. Borage Super GLA 300 provides 300 mg of
GLA per serving.
Supplement Facts for 1300 mg
Borage GLA - Nature's Essential Fatty Acids
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.
The problem, however, is in our inability to pick up a mastodon rump roast,
or other such wild game, during the commute home. Fortunately, Planetary Formulas
BORAGE SUPER GLA 300 seed oil is now available.
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 SUPER GLA 300
is a good way of taking a metabolic shortcut and ensuring the production of
the crucial prostaglandins.
BORAGE SUPER GLA 300 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. Each softgel capsule contains 1,300 mg of borage seed
oil, yielding 300 mg of gamma linolenic acid and 446 mg of linoleic acid.
Recommended by acupuncturist, herbalist and author Michael Tierra, L.Ac., Planetary
Formulas products blend classic Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal formulations
with modern pharmacological research for unsurpassed herbal protection. The
result - a natural dietary alternative unsurpassed for dependability and consumer
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1.5 g <2%
Borage Seed Oil 1.3 g
Linoleic Acid (LA) 477 mg
gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) 300 mg
Other Ingredients: gelatin (capsule), glycerin and purified water.
Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Borage product
Suggested Use: 1 or 2 Borage Super GLA softgels daily with meals, or
as recommended by your health care professional.