- Skin protection – the effect of borage oil as a dietary supplement had a positive effect on improving skin barrier function, reducing transepidermal water loss and reducing itchy skin (a study conducted on 29 people with an average age of 68.7 years over 2 months).1
- Acne – by the action of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic fatty acid from borage oil, inflammatory acne lesions were significantly reduced (study conducted on 45 subjects with an average age of 23.7 years divided into 3 groups over 10 weeks).2
- Asthma – taking borage oil as a dietary supplement resulted in suppression of asthma symptoms including cough, dyspnea, wheezing, nocturnal symptoms and improved asthma control (a study of 38 subjects with asthma with a mean age of 46 years over a month).3
- Protection against cardiovascular disease – taking borage oil, rich in gamma-linolenic fatty acid, has a beneficial effect on improving dyslipidemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (a study conducted on 156 patients with an average age of 59 years with rheumatoid arthritis for 18 months).4
1Brosche T., Platt D. (2000) Effect of borage oil consumption on fatty acid metabolism, transepidermal water loss and skin parameters in elderly people. Arch. Gerontol Geriatrics. 30: 139150.
2Jung, J. Y., Kwon, H. H., Hong, J. S., Yoon, J. Y., Park, M. S. (2014) Effect of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid and gamma-linolenic acid on acne vulgaris: A Randomised, Doubleblind, Controlled Trial. Acta. Derm. Venereol. 94: 521525.
3Mirsadraee, M., Moghaddam, S.K., Saeedi, P. (2016 ) Effect of Borago officinalis extract on moderate persistent asthma: a phase two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Tanaffos. 15(3): 168-174.
4Olendzki, C. B., Leung, K., Van Buskirk, S., Reed, G., Zurier, R.B. (2011) Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with marine and botanical oils: influence on serum lipids. Evid. Based Complement. Alternat. Med.2011;2011:827286.
cold-pressed borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) 500 mg, vitamin E (α-tocopherol) 10 mg / other ingredients: gelatin (fish), glycerol, water
As a dietary supplement for adults, take one (1) soft gel 2 times daily, preferably with a meal.
Do you know?
It contains GLA (gamma-linolenic polyunsaturated fatty acid) and SDA (stearidonic fatty acid) which have anti-inflammatory effects, maintain hormonal balance and can alleviate milder forms of chronic skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. It naturally contains vitamins (A, D, E and K) and minerals (potassium and calcium).
Borage oil is the richest source of GLA, much richer than the well-known evening primrose oil.
From bristly stems of blue star-shaped flowers, almost all parts of the borage plant have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties and as a food flavor. As early as the seventeenth century, Europeans mixed borage leaves and flowers into a wine known for soothing boredom and dispelling melancholy.