The oil of borage (Borago officinalis L.) seeds has become popular because of its high content of GLA (gamma linolenic acid).
Borage oil is usually supplied in a 1000mg soft gel capsule; the oil filled capsule is usually dark amber or is sometimes opaque to prevent light from spoiling the oil.
Function; Why it is Recommended
Borage oil contains 17-25 % GLA
, 38% linoleic acid, 14-23% oleic, 11% palmitic acid and 5% stearic acid.
Most often, borage oil is consumed for its GLA
content, which has been shown to be useful against such things as atopic eczema
, premenstrual syndrome
, heart disease and stroke