Blackcurrant Seed Oil (High GLA) 60 Capsules
High potency source of GLA derived from pure Blackcurrant seed oil
- Each softgel provides 500mg Blackcurrant seed oil providing 70mg of GLA
- Blackcurrant seed oil is a rich source of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
- GLA is an essential omega-6 fatty acid
- Blackcurrant seed oil contains higher levels of GLA compared to Evening Primrose oil
- Provides support for female reproductive health, hormone balance & cardiovascular health
- Bypasses the need for enzymatic conversion from LA (linoleic acid)
Each capsule typically contains
Blackcurrant Seed Oil (GLA 70mg)
* NRV is the Nutrient Reference Value
✝ NRV not yet established
Why Choose Blackcurrant Seed Oil?
Blackcurrant seed oil is a rich source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is an omega-6 essential fatty acid (EFA). It also contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid; linoleic acid (LA), an omega-6 fatty acid and a broad spectrum of other fatty acids, providing a balanced combination of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6 and omega-3 EFAs are essential to health, as our body cannot produce them, therefore they must be consumed from food or supplements. Studies continue to confirm their role in supporting healthy skin, cardiovascular health, mental health, hormone balance, joint mobility, cell membrane fluidity and healthy inflammatory pathways.
GLA is converted in the body from LA and despite most people consuming high levels of dietary LA, many people lack the ability to convert LA into GLA as they lack the enzyme delta-6-desaturase which carries out the conversion in the body. By taking a supplement of GLA this enzymatic conversion is bypassed and the GLA can be utilised by the body.
How Does GLA Support Health?
GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that is metabolised in the body to prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that control many body processes, including the modulation of inflammation as well as having a positive effect on cardiovascular health. GLA has been shown to be particularly beneficial for female reproductive health.
How is Blackcurrant Seed Oil different to Evening Primrose Oil?
Both are sources of GLA, however Blackcurrant seed oil contains higher levels of GLA compared to Evening Primrose oil. Typically, Blackcurrant seed oil contains 12 -17% GLA, whereas Evening Primrose oil contains 8 - 10%.
Product Code: 1506
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If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult a medical practitioner before using this product.
This product is hypoallergenic / does not contain any of the 14 major allergens listed in Annex II (1169/2011) of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation.
1 capsule daily with food, or as directed.
Can capsule be opened and sprinkled onto food?
Nutri Advanced supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Results may vary between individuals.