|Borage Oil is a potent source of the long-chain polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals. For intensive use, take 6 or more softgels daily under the supervision of a health care professional.
Borage oil is a rich source of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). GLA is a fatty acid that supports a healthy inflammatory response. GLA has been shown to be important for lung, joint, and eye health. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by dietary sources. Protocol for Life Balance Borage/CLA is hexane free.*
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis) (Seed) 1.05 g (1,050 mg)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 240 mg
Other Fatty Acids (Typical Values)
Linoleic Acid 296 mg
Oleic Acid 85 mg
Stearic Acid 60 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin and Water.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Each Serving may typically provide the following naturally occurring fatty acids: Linoleic Acid 296 mg, Oleic Acid 120 mg, Palmitic Acid 85 mg, Stearic Acid 60 mg
Borage Oil is produced from the seeds of the borage plant (Borago officinalis), a member of the Boraginaceae family. Borage Oil is a potent source of the long-chain polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
GLA is recognized as one of the good essential fatty acids used to enhance cell membrane fluidity and function. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by dietary sources.
GLA supports a balanced inflammatory response. In the past, many consumers relied on Evening Primrose oil (EPO); however, Borage Oil has now been found to be an even richer source of GLA. Borage Oil has been used for hundreds of years, and has been shown to be important for lung, joint, and eye health.
To ensure absolute purity, Protocol For Life Balance Borage/GLA is produced using a mechanical expeller press that does not utilize solvents.*
Cautions and Interactions
GLA supplements should not be used if you have a seizure disorder because there have been reports of these supplements inducing seizures. Individuals taking a class of medications called phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, promazine, and thioridazine) to treat schizophrenia should not take EPO because it may interact with these medications and increase the risk of seizures.
Borage seed oil, and possibly other sources of GLA, should not be used during pregnancy because they may induce early labor.
GLA may interact with certain medications, including doxorubicin, cisplatin, carboplatin, idarubicin, mitoxantrone, tamoxifen, vincristine, vinblastine, ceftazidime, and cyclosporine.
This product is intended for the following protocols: Immunity Balance and Womens Health.
*The statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The statements included above have not been evaluated by the FDA or Total Health. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.