Borage Oil


Product Composition

Borage oil is a natural substance that provides high levels of the fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a strong anti- inflammatory found in certain plant oils.
While gamma-linolenic acid is derived from extracts drawn from the seeds of plants like borage (Borago officinalis) and evening primrose, it's not found in high amounts in the human diet. Therefore, most people turn to supplements to provide its benefits.


⇒ PMS symptoms (including breast pain or tenderness, anxiety, and skin breakouts)
⇒ Bone loss and osteoporosis (especially when combined with bone-building supplements like omega-3 fish oils)
⇒ ADHD symptoms
⇒ Skin disorders, including eczema or dermatitis
⇒ Menopause symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats
⇒ Hormonal imbalances, including adrenal insufficiency
⇒ Ongoing fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome
⇒ Rheumatoid arthritis pain
⇒ Dealing with stress
⇒ Managing diabetes
⇒ Promoting breast-milk production
⇒ Respiratory distress (ARDS), bronchitis, colds, coughs and fevers
⇒ Alcoholism
⇒ Inflammation causing pain and swelling
⇒ Preventing heart disease and stroke

About Product:

What Is Borage Oil?
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an omega-6 fatty acid. Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. You have to get them through food. Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, and normal growth and development. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), they help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system.
How Does Borage Oil Work?
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, borage oil containing GLA can be helpful for treating a wide range of both short- and long-term illnesses Essential fatty acids, including omega-6s from plants and omega-3 fish oils are long-chain fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by human metabolism. Supplementation with essential fatty acids might prove effective in treating inflammatory disorders because they help correct defective conversions of fatty acids to metabolites such prostaglandin E1, which has circulation-boosting and anti-inflammatory abilities. When the body isn’t able to complete an important metabolic step that keeps anti-inflammatory enzymes at appropriate levels, it’s easier for inflammation, which is the root of most diseases, to dangerously increase over time.
It's Benefits:
⇒Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties:

GLA found in borage oil is known to have a positive effect on inflammation, overall health and anti-aging mechanisms. Omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs play an important role in fighting disease because they help control the release of molecules that are responsible for the body’s inflammatory responses.
On top of controlling immune responses, GLA has positive effects on cell death (apoptosis) for toxic cells. Once it enters the body, GLA is converted to a substance called dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA). This acts as a precursor to prostaglandins and leukotriene compounds that the immune system produces. DGLA is responsible for lowering inflammation because it inhibits leukotriene synthesis, which is partly responsible for raising autoimmune reactions and thrombotic effects.
For this reason, borage oil is now used for its role in lowering symptoms of various inflammatory and age-related disorders, including arthritis, atopic eczema and respiratory disorders. People taking anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids along with borage oil treatments seem to have even better results.

⇒ Has Antioxidant Properties that Fight Cancer:

GLA in Borage oil has anti-mutagenic properties and antioxidant capabilities that fight the growth of cancerous cells. In laboratory studies, both GLA and borage oil have exhibited cytotoxic activities that significantly shorten the life span of toxic cells while prolonging the life span of the healthy host. Borage oil supplementation is recommended for protecting DNA and treating cancer naturally  because of its ability to lower underlying oxidative genetic damage that causes inflammation and disease development.

⇒ Can Lower Arthritis Symptoms:

GLA from borage oil seems to work like a natural remedy for rheumatoid arthritis pain

⇒Fights Eczema and Skin Disorders:

GLA has been shown to correct deficiencies in skin lipids (oils) that are caused by low levels of delta-6-desaturase activity. When the skin can’t produce enough protective oils, the result is dysregulation of the immune system, increased inflammation and specific immune responses that result in skin flare-ups, including those typical of eczema.
Supplementing with GLA-rich borage helps act like a natural eczema remedy for people who are already too low in essential fatty acids critical to skin health.

⇒Helps Heal Respiratory Infections:

Borage oil has been found to help improve the function of the lungs, including in people with inflamed respiratory infections and disorders such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

⇒Aids Growth and Development:

There's evidence that infants and premature babies receiving borage oil supplementation have better rates of growth and development. Supplementing with fatty acids from borage oil and beneficial omega-3 supplements helps support development of the central nervous system and reduces risks associated with premature births.

⇒Might Help Lower Fat Accumulation and Weight Gain:

GLA in the form of borage oil causes less body fat accumulation compared to more refined vegetable oils. Specifically, GLA results in more brown fat accumulation but less white fat. This is beneficial because scientists now believe that lean people tend to have more brown fat than overweight or obese people, and that brown fat might act more like muscle than like white fat does.

Side Effects

Although it's considered to be generally safe, borage oil does have some interactions and potential side effects.
Common side-effects include digestive issues especially in larger doses, including soft stool, diarrhea, belching and bloating.
Borage oil also has the ability to act like a blood thinner, so it’s not suitable for anyone taking medications like aspirin or warfarin. Additionally, if you’ve experienced seizures in the past, it’s important to talk to your doctor before beginning use with borage since it can interact with seizure medications.


Consult a medical doctor before taking this or any other nutritional supplements if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications. In Pregnant women shouldn’t use borage oil due to its potential for inducing labor.


Store in a cool, dry place.