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Now Foods, Borage Oil, Highest GLA Concentration, 60 Softgels

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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)
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Product Overview

  • 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.

Suggested Use

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.

Other Ingredients

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.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Calories 10  
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

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Works for hair loss

Posted by Reviewer2917570 on Jul 21, 2012

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.

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15 people found the following review helpful

great for hair

Posted by Reviewer1630926 on Nov 25, 2012

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.

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10 people found the following review helpful

Insulin sensitivity.

Posted by TrueReviews on Nov 16, 2013

I got this after the Perricone recommendation for weight loss. Borage oil contains GLA which improves insulin sensitivity. It just takes a lot time to work, even 6 months. Click on my username for more reviews! If you thought that this review was helpful please feel free to press the 'yes' button.

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Posted by Reviewer2809978 on Aug 07, 2011

Now's Borage Oil is as good as any other brand and usually less expensive. Borage oil contains the omega-6 fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is is a building block for a certain group of prostagladins (eicosanoids) necessary for a robust immune system and for proper cell function. As we age the body is no longer able to make ptoper amounts of GLA; its supplementation is necessary for good health in our upper years of life.

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Painfree hands

Posted by Reviewer1880049 on Apr 03, 2010

I have full use of my hands, again, since staring Borage Oil. There is still some pain on occasion but I can do so much more. Great product.

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