Flax seed oil provides 50% omega-3 fatty acids and borage oil contains 22% GLA. Flax seed oil contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid that can be converted into eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, in the body.
Because the combination of flax seed and borage oils has the potential to simultaneously support PGE3 and PGE1, it may provide enhanced support compared to either oil alone.
Borage oil has been shown to support healthy joint function while flax seed oil has the potential to support healthy lipid metabolism and joint function.
Flax/Borage oil provides both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for supporting healthy lipid metabolism as well as healthy joint function.
Uses For Flax/Borage Oil
Joint Support: The combination of flax seed and borage oils offers a concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids and GLA, providing the potential to simultaneously support prostaglandins E1 and E3 (PGE1 and PGE3) more efficiently than either oil alone. Borage oil and flax seed oil have been reported to support healthy joint function. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial reported statistically significant support of joint health in subjects supplementing with GLA from borage seed oil. A long-term, double-blind, controlled study reported that supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids also helped promote joint comfort.*
Cardiovascular Support: Multiple studies have investigated the effects of supplementing with either GLA or omega-3 fatty acids and have reported that both may be supportive of healthy lipid metabolism and cardiovascular function. Flax seed oil contains linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid that can be converted into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the body. EPA is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that converts to beneficial prostaglandins, such as PGE3, which enhance healthy cardiovasular function. A clinical study indicated that supplementing with GLA was supportive of healthy lipid metabolism and helped promote healthy blood flow.*
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations borage and flax seed oils in this formula are chemical-free, fresh-pressed oils containing 23% GLA and 50% omega-3 fatty acids respectively. Pure Encapsulations Flax/Borage Oil also contains vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) (soybean oil).
Pure Encapsulations recommends 6-8 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Flax/Borage oil may cause bloating, nausea, indigestion, and headache in sensitive individuals.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.