Evening primrose and Borage oils are great sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Borage oils have a much higher content of GLA, almost double, than that found in evening primrose. On the other hand, evening primrose is much higher in ALA, an omega-6 essential fatty acid.
Getting the right amount of GLA can help maintain youthful skin, working hormones, and a great metabolism.
When taking the oils by mouth, the combination of both oils can have the following health benefits*:
- Improved skin moisture, roughness, firmness, and elasticity.
- Ease PMS symptoms:
- Digestive issues
- Irritability and depression
- Breast pain or tenderness
- Menopausal relief
- Arthritis pain reduction
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*Are you pregnant or taking medications (e.g medications that slow blood clotting)? Please speak first with a healthcare provider before starting new supplements.