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Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans | 60 softgels

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Description

Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans
60 softgels
Item Clog Number: 00756

Omega-6 fatty acids are well-supplied in the diet by meat and vegetable oils. However, not all omega-6 fatty acids are of equal value. chidonic acid (AA) tends to be unhealthy because it is the precursor of inflammatory eicosanoids - such as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), thromboxane A2, and leukotriene B4 - which promote inflammation. In contrast, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant oil, is an important fatty acid that plays a beneficial role in healthy prostaglandin (PGE1) formation and pro-inflammatory mediator reduction.31

Health-conscious people have been swallowing a lot of borage oil supplements to obtain GLA (gamma linolenic acid), the parent of the biologically active DGLA (dihomogamma linolenic acid).

Life Extension adds 10 mg of sesame lignans to each softgel of Mega GLA borage oil. Sesame lignans not only increase beneficial DGLA but they also impede the conversion of GLA into the proinflammatory mediator chidonic acid.70 Blocking this pathway decreases the formation of destructive proinflammatory agents prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4.71

Numerous studies document GLA's multiple health effects. Enhancing this supplement with sesame lignans enables GLA to work much better in the body, allowing many more people benefit from supplemental GLA.

Cautions

Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Supplement Facts

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 softgel

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Calories

15

Calories from fat

15

Total Fat

1.5 g

Saturated fat

0 g

Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) supplying 299 mg gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)

1300 mg

Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract

10 mg

Other ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, purified water, silica, sunflower lecithin, carob color, rosemary extract.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one softgel one to two times daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Up to five softgels can be taken daily.
Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Warnings

Dosage:

Dosage and Use
  • Take one softgel one to two times daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Up to five softgels can be taken daily.