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- UPC # 737870756064
Promotes Healthy Joints and Skin.
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. Arachidonic 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.
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 prevent the conversion of GLA into the proinflammatory mediator arachidonic acid.56 Blocking this pathway decreases the formation of destructive proinflammatory agents prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4.
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 with inflammatory-related problems to benefit from supplemental GLA.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size 1 softgel
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from fat 15
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%†
Saturated fat 0 g 0%†
Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) supplying 299 mg gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) 1360 mg **
Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract 10 mg **
** Daily Value not Established.
†Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Other ingredients: gelatin‚ glycerin‚ purified water‚ silica‚ soy lecithin‚ carob color‚ rosemary extract.
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.
If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications‚ or have a bleeding disorder‚ consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements‚ please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Store tightly closed in a cool‚ dry place.
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Overall Rating for Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans - 60 Softgels
By Gina Booth
Pre-menopause hormone balance
Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans by Life Extension works well for balancing my hormonal fluctuations.
Good quality supplement.
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
from arlington hts., IL
Because of Dr. OZ
Been taking Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans for a month now have to give it a chance it does work. People I work with notice some weight loss which is awesome!
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
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