Borage Oil… It’s OK for a Guy to Try!
Certified organic, cold-pressed, and guaranteed free from pyrrolizidine alkaloids, New Roots Herbal’s BorageOil is potency-validated at a minimum of 24% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and 37% linoleic acid. These fatty acids serve as fuel for the production of prostaglandins (hormones) that regulate the inflammatory process.
From a therapeutic perspective, borage oil is a popular product for alleviating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause, which include breast tenderness, irritability, cramping, and abdominal pain. However, systemic benefits including great-looking skin, relief from arthritic symptoms for better joint mobility, and improved coronary wellbeing make it a great fit for women and men alike.
There are also plenty of research studies that expand on the many benefits of borage oil. A trial involving 29 elderly people averaging 68 years of age showed a mean decrease of 10.8% in transepidermal water loss. Loosely translated, this means succulent, younger-looking skin, with less dryness and itching. GLA supplementation was also proven to reduce blood pressure and heart rate during a stress-reactivity and performance study involving 30 men.
There is also relief in sight for the rebound effect many people feel following successful weight-loss initiatives. Researchers from the University of California at Davis conducted a one-year trial with GLA (found in borage oil) versus an olive-oil placebo. Results published in The Journal of Nutrition reported weight gain in the following year of merely two pounds for those taking GLA, compared to nine pounds in the placebo group.
Borage oil is among the most potent naturally occurring sources of gamma-linolenic acid. Its effectiveness is compounded by an abundance of linoleic acid, which serves as a precursor for GLA synthesis within the body.
Potent and pure, New Roots Herbal’s certified organic BorageOil could prove to be the source of essential fatty acids your body and mind have been craving.
You’ll never know until you try!