Borage oil 500mg 60 capsules

Borage oil 500mg 60 capsules

For healthy skin and active metabolism

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-6 fatty acid and gamma-linolenic acid, of plant origin, and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from fish, are generally considered by nutritional scientists to be greatly under-represented in the daily diet, which instead contains mainly animal fats from meat, sausage, cheese and butter. The body requires a daily supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 and gamma-linolenic acid). Polyunsaturated fatty acids are not used by the body as an energy source but are converted to tissue hormones (eicosanoids) which have beneficial effects on the body’s muscle stress and inflammatory responses which occur during sporting activity. They are partly responsible for the capacity to regenerate during endurance sports. This results in a serious imbalance in fat metabolism. Animal fats therefore have to be significantly reduced and fatty acids of plant origin consumed in increased amounts.
Particularly because the body depends on the daily intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids to form tissue hormones which it cannot produce itself. These tissue hormones have positive effects on blood coagulation, inflammations and blood pressure. Borage oil contains generous amounts of polyunsaturated gamma-linolenic acid as a vegetable fatty acid. The body’s cells are usually able to produce gamma-linolenic acid from linolenic acid (fatty acid essential for life which has to be ingested daily), but this conversion process may be impaired by animal fats, too much alcohol, diabetes, aging processes and a lack of trace elements such as zinc. 
Gamma-linolenic acid circumvents these blockades and has the following effects:

  • Healthy lipid metabolism
  • Stabilisation of cell membranes
  • Healthy flow properties of the blood
  • Stabilisation of the hormone metabolism
  • Reduction of inflammatory reactions, including after sporting performance

Ingredients per capsule:

500 mg borage oil with 24 % gamma-linolenic acid