Now Foods, Borage Oil, Highest GLA Concentration, 60 Softgels
By Now Foods39 Reviews
Expiration Date: Feb 2017
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Shipping Weight: 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
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- Product Code: NOW-01720
- UPC Code: 733739017208
- Package Quantity: 60 Softgels
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.4 in, 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.95
- Expeller Pressed, Hexane-Free
- Rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids
- 240 mg of GLA
- A Dietary Supplement
- GMP Quality Assured
Borage Oil is a nutritional oil rich in polyunsaturated fats. Linoleic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) are enhanced essential fatty acids. 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. Borage Oil is a more concentrated source of GLA than Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). One Borage Oil Softgel is equivalent to about 5 standard EPO softgels in GLA content.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily preferably with meals. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Omega-3 Fish or Flax Oil and Tru-E BioComplex.
Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
If you are pregnant, lactating, taking any medications, or planning any medical procedure, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using. Keep out of reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 Softgel|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||10|
|Total Fat||1 g||2%*|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%*|
|Trans Fat||0 g||†|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.5 g||†|
|Borage Oil (Borago officinalis) (Seed)||1.0 g (1,000 mg)||†|
|Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)||240 mg||†|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
|Each softgel may typically provide the following naturally occurring Omega-6 fatty acid:|
|Linoleic Acid||380 mg|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I have hypothyroidism and noticed for a few months I was losing a lot of hair. Not sure if it was the hypothyroidism or something else. But this borage oil seemed to stop the loss and some of my hair is even growing back. I take 2 caps daily. It takes about a month to notice a difference.
I actually bought it to help my period pain, but found that EPO was better for period pain. However, it really helped with my hair!! My hair was like straw due to health issues, after taking this my hair is normal! Be patient, it does take a long time, at least 6 months to notice a change. It took me about a year to get my hair thick and shinny again. I'm very happy. I notice difference in my hair when I stop taking it.