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Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans 30 capsules (by Life Extension)

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30 capsules
by Life Extension


What is it?

Each softgel of Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans contains:

Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) 285 mg 1300 mg
Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract [standardized to 60% sesamin (6 mg)] 10 mg
Other ingredients: magnesium stearate, gelatin and water.

According to the manufacturer:

Reprinted with permission of Life Extension. "Omega-6 fatty acids are well supplied in the diet by meat and vegetable oils. However, not all omega-6 fatty acids are of equal value. Linoleic acid (not to be confused with ALA, which is in the omega-3 family) and arachidonic acid (AA) tend to be unhealthy because they promote inflammation. In contrast, Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant oil is an important fatty acid that plays a beneficial role in healthy prostaglandin formation.8

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is an essential fatty acid (EFA) in the omega-6 family that is found primarily in plant-based oils. In the body, GLA is broken down to arachidonic acid (AA) and/or another substance called dihomogamma-liolenic acid (DGLA). Much of the GLA taken from the oils or as a supplement is not converted to AA, but rather to DGLA. DGLA competes with AA and prevents the negative inflammatory effects that AA would otherwise cause in the body. GLA, via conversion to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), exhibits fluid-balancing and lipid-modifying potential. In addition, EFAs including GLA are important constituents of membrane phospholipids, including the mitochondrial membrane, where they enhance the integrity and the fluidity of the membrane."

The manufacturer prohibits further discount of this product.


Those taking anticoagulant drugs like Coumadin® (warfarin) should inform their doctor that they are taking GLA, EPA, or DHA supplements, as the physician may want to adjust the dose of anticoagulant medication based on tests that measure coagulation factors such as template bleeding time.

Since GLA, EPA, and DHA interfere with blood clotting, those who suffer from any type of hemorrhagic disease related to excessive bleeding or blood vessel leakage should consult their physician before supplementing these fatty acids.

This product should not be used by individuals who have an allergy to sesame.

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Suggested Use

Take 1 softgel 1 or 2 times daily up to 5 softgels daily or as directed by a health practitioner.

Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans 30 capsules (by Life Extension)

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