Borage 500

AOR74010

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
Gluten Free
Vegan Society

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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. As part of the AOR Eco Series, 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.

NPN

80081837

Discussion

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.

Guarantee

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 or without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

Cautions

None known.

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

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 VSoftgels
Borage (Borage officinalis) oil (GLA -24%)
1044 mg

Non-medicinal Ingredients: none.

VSoftgel: tapioca starch, glycerin and purified water.

Patent pending Vsoftgel technology.

Anti-inflammatory
In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), benefit from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is mediated through inhibition of the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme, thereby decreasing production of the 2 series prostaglandins (PG2). The Lipoxygenase enzyme is intact, however, allowing leukotriene (LT) production; e.g. LTB4 is an inflammatory mediator. Treatment with Borage 1000 V-Softgelsleads to the production of the prostaglandin 1 series PGE1, which has less inflammatory effects. In addition, LT production is inhibited.

Post-viral fatigue syndrome
63 adult patients were treated with GLA for 3 months in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. All patients had been ill for 1-3 years of a viral infection and were suffering from myalgia, severe fatigue and a variety of psychiatric symptoms. The essential fatty acid composition of the red cell membrane phospholipid improved significantly.

 

Mastalgia
414 patients with mastalgia were treated with Danazol, bromocriptine, or GLA. Danazol was the most effective, with GLA and bromocriptine having equivalent efficacy. However, many more adverse effects were noted with danazol and bromocriptine.

 

Diabetic associated neuropathy
A 1 year study observed 111 patients with mild diabetic neuropathy who were treated with 480mg of GLA per day and assessed for 16 parameters including tendon reflexes, muscle strength, hot and cold sensation etc. For all parameters, the changes were more favorable and statistically significant in the GLA group. The conclusion was that GLA had beneficial effects on the course of diabetic associated neuropathy.

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