Borage Oil – Omega 6

So as part of my intolerance testing it came up as needing more Omega 6 in my diet, so what is that all about? To combat this I have chosen to take borage oil. which is a primary source of GLA and Omega 6

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, including:

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

Above list taken from here, click on the link to read the full article and further research.

So do I think it helps? for me we know there is no cure all, and as humans we are all different, the body we know is odd and what may work for one person may not work for another. Again I don’t think I’ve been taking it long enough to notice a distinct difference and I am also taking it in conjunction with other supplements. However for me every little helps!

 

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