Borage 500


Cold pressed borage oil

  • Sustainable, vegan source of omega-6 fatty acid
  • Reduces inflammation in the body
  • Promotes healthy skin, hair growth, and brain function
  • Promotes hormone balance
  • Carrageenan-free
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Borage-500 contains borage oil, a rich source of the anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid known as Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Although a high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is typically thought to cause inflammation, studies have shown that on the contrary, supplementation with GLA has anti-inflammatory effects. This means that GLA is especially effective in treating inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and eczema.

GLA supplementation has also shown to be beneficial in supporting hormonal balance, treating diabetic neuropathy, post-viral fatigue, allergies, ADHD, acne, and it promotes hair growth. Further, it is involved in proper brain development and function.

AOR Advantage

AOR uses organic cold pressed hexane-free borage oil as a source of GLA in Borage-500 as opposed to evening primrose oil because it contains 2-3 times more GLA. Borage-500 is formulated in a carrageenan-free, vegan softgel, offering optimal absorption and suitability for various dietary preferences or restrictions. It also promotes environmental sustainability.




Borage 500 is cold pressed borage oil is a source of essential fatty acids (omega-6 and linoleic acid) for the maintenance of good health. Formulated using AOR’s patent pending Vsoftgel technology providing greater absorption and bioavailability.


AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no pyrrolizidine alkaloids, wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, fish, soy, shellfish or any animal byproduct.

Adult Dosage

Take two Vsoftgels one to three times per day with fat containing meal, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.


None known.

Main Applications
  • Skin health
  • Heart health
  • Hormone balance
  • Supports proper inflammation response

The information and product descriptions appearing on this website are for information purposes only, and are not intended to provide or replace medical advice to individuals from a qualified health care professional. Consult with your physician if you have any health concerns, and before initiating any new diet, exercise, supplement, or other lifestyle changes.

Serving Size: Two Softgels
Borage (Borage officinalis) oil (GLA -24%)
1044 mg

Non-medicinal Ingredients: none.

VSoftgel: tapioca starch, glycerin and purified water.

Patent pending Vsoftgel technology.

Decreases skin inflammation and improves skin function

Study #1:

In a double-blind controlled trial, 45 patients with mild to moderate acne were randomized to one of three groups: 1) treatment with 500mg each  EPA + DHA daily, treatment with 1g borage oil containing 400mg g-linoleic acid daily, or control (no treatment). After 10 weeks, both treatment groups had significant decreases in both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions. Staining of lesions also showed reduced inflammation and decreased staining intensity for IL-8.

Jung JY, Kwon HH, Hong JS, et al. (2014). Effect of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid and gamma-linolenic acid on acne vulgaris: a randomised, double blind, controlled trial. Acta Derm Venereol. 94(5): 521-5

Study #2:

In a study of 29 healthy elderly subjects given either 360mg or 720mg of gamma-linolenic acid in borage oil capsules, treatment for two months led to significantly improved skin barrier function as measured by transepidermal water loss (decrease of 10.8% in TEWL). Symptoms of skin itchiness also improved, and dry skin was reported to have decreased from 42% to 14%.

Brosche T, Platt D. (2000). Effect of borage oil consumption on fatty acid metabolism, transepidermal water loss and skin parameters in elderly people. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 30(2): 139-50

Improves symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Study #1:

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 37 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and active synovitis were randomized to receive 1.4g per day of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in a borage seed oil capsule or cotton seed oil for 24 weeks. Treatment with GLA led to significantly reduced symptoms including the number and intensity of tender joints (36% and 45%, respectively) and that for swollen joints (28% and 41%, respectively). No improvements were seen in the cotton seed oil group.

Leventhal LJ, Boyce EG, Zurier RB. (1993). Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with gammalinolenic acid. Ann Intern Med. 119(9): 867-73

Study #2:

In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 56 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis were randomised to either 2.8g gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) or sunflower seed oil which served as placebo. After six months of treatment, all subjects were then given 2.8g GLA for an additional six months. In the first six-month trial, treatment with GLA led to significantly reduced symptoms of arthritis. During the second six-month trial, both groups showed improvement in arthritic disease activity.

Zurier RB, Rossetti RG, Jacobson EW, et al. (1996). Gamma-linolenic acid treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Arthritis Rheum. 39(11): 1808-17

Study #3:

In an open, uncontrolled trial, seven healthy controls, and seven patients with active rheumatoid arthritis were each given 1.1g of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in 9 capsules of borage seed oil. After 12 weeks of treatment there were significant reductions in the production of prostaglandin E2, and leukotrienes B4 and C4. Additionally, patients with arthritis given GLA reported improvements in clinical symptoms.

Pullman-Mooar S, Laposata M, Lem D, et al. (1990). Alteration of the cellular fatty acid profile and the production of eicosanoids in human monocytes by gamma-linolenic acid. Arthritis Rheum. 33(10): 1526-33