Gamma-linolenic acid, GLA

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Gamma-linolenic acid, GLA Overview

gamma-Linolenic acid or GLA (γ-linolenic acid), (INN and USAN gamolenic acid) is a fatty acid found primarily in vegetable oils. When acting on GLA, arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase produces no leukotrienes and the conversion by the enzyme of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes is inhibited. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 History 3 Dietary sources 4 Source of eicosanoids 5 Health and medicine 6 Notes and references Chemistry GLA is categorized as an n−6 (also called ω−6 or omega-...

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Benefits of taking GLA supplements

I have some questions on the efficacy of taking GLA supplements to improve the appearance of facial skin? For example, does it give skin the healthy glow it claims to? Thanks.

GLA Safflower Oil

While borage, evening primrose and black currant are well known GLA sources, GLA safflower oil delivers the most potent concentration of GLA available. With 400 mg per gram, it is twice as concentrated as borage and four times as concentrated as evening primrose. ## Hi Ardbeg, Thank you for providing that information. For those who don't know, GLA stands for Gamma-linolenic acid which is an omega-6 fatty acid that can help reduce inflammation and cell growth. The body uses GLA to produce prostaglandins (hormone-like substances that aid the regulation of the immune system). GLA can be used to treat or prevent a variety of conditions, including: rheumatoid arthritis allergies depression chronic fatigue syndrome psoriasis eczema (and other skin related issues) metabolic syndrome high c...


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Gamma-linolenic acid, GLA
  • Capsule: 1000mg
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