Gamma-Linolenic Acid

Definition of Gamma-Linolenic Acid:

A downline metabolite of linoleic acid, an Omega-6 oil.

Also: GLA

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Borage Oil a treatment
“The oil of borage (Borago officinalis L.)  seeds has become popular because of its high content of GLA (gamma linolenic acid)...”


...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...It may be wiser to start with oil that contains GLA and, if improvement occurs, switch to a cheaper oil...”
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EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 6 Requirement

...the condition
“...One less common Omega-6, called Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), possesses an impressive set of disease-fighting properties as well as being anti-inflammatory...”

Enlarged Prostate

...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is derived from evening primrose oil and borage oil, appears to be a powerful 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.”

Essential Fatty Acids a treatment
“...Hemp seed oil has a remarkable fatty acid profile, being high in the desirable omega-3s and also delivering some GLA, which is absent from the fats we normally eat...”

Evening Primrose Oil a treatment
“...The oil of Evening Primrose has been sought after due to its content of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)...”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...Various essential fatty acids, including fish oil, flaxseed oil, and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), are widely recommended for dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), and two studies suggest that fish oil may indeed be effective...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) a treatment
Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, is a fatty acid found mainly in vegetable oils...”

Intermittent Claudication

...recommendation Evening Primrose Oil
“...Observations on the performance of a standard exercise test by claudicants taking gamma-linolenic acid.  J Atheroscler Res 1968;8: pp.83-90]”
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Poor Memory

...recommendation GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
GLA is required for all brain functions.”
...recommendation Evening Primrose Oil
“Evening primrose oil (two 500mg capsules three times daily) contains a hormone-like substance called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid which is required for all brain functions.”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS C (Craving)

...recommendation Evening Primrose Oil
“Treatment of women with PMS using gamma-linolenic acid to promote PGE1 synthesis shows good results in placebo-controlled studies.”

Prostaglandin E

...related topic
“...These are the two prostaglandins whose levels are meant to be stabilized by gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) supplements.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“Both Omega-6 and Omega-3 EFAs and their metabolites Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and EPA have shown effectiveness against Rheumatoid Arthritis...”

Susceptibility To Hangovers

...recommendation Evening Primrose Oil
“If the smallest amounts of alcohol are troublesome the next morning, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in evening primrose oil will often help.”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...recommendation GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
GLA can help reduce candida-induced hair loss by suppressing conversion of testosterone to its derivative DHT, in the hair follicles.”
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