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Anti-Inflammatory Properties of gamma-linoleic acid

As a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), gamma-linoleic acid 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 (prostaglandins,  leukotrienes and cytokines).

Gamma-linoleic acid is present in very small amounts in some edible plants like green leafy vegetables and certain nuts, but after humans are done being breast-fed (the most significant source of gamma-linoleic acid is breast milk), many take in very low doses of beneficial gamma-linoleic acid throughout their childhood and into adulthood. Because borage oil is one of the best sources for obtaining more gamma-linoleic acid, it helps fill in this deficiency.

On top of controlling immune responses, gamma-linoleic acid has positive effects on cell death (apoptosis) for toxic cells.

For this reason, borage oil is now used for its role in lowering symptoms of various inflammatory and age-related disorders.People taking anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids along with borage oil treatments seem to have even better results.

Gamma-linoleic acid from borage oil is found  in TIOLIN COMPLEX,  a product with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.