Biotics Research Blackcurrant Seed Oil - 60 capsules
Biotics Research's Black Currant Seed Oil provides a source of Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA), the most health-supporting essential omeg-6 fatty acid. Each capsule supplies 40 mg of GLA.
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is found in mother’s milk as well as certain food sources such as Blackcurrant Seed.
In healthy people, the body converts GLA from linoleic acid (LA), the most abundant n6 fatty acid in the average western diet. GLA is the precursor for arachadonic acid, dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) and certain prostaglandins (PGE1) which play important roles in maintaining good health. A number of dietary factors can affect the conversion of LA to GLA. Among others, they include excessive intake of trans fatty acids, common in western diets, which can inhibit enzymatic reactions (delta-6-desaturase activity) that affect the LA to GLA conversion process. Niacin (B3), pyridoxal5-phosphate (B6), vitamin C and magnesium are cofactors for delta-6-desaturase.
Excessive alcohol intake can also interfere, as can zinc deficiency, as zinc is required for the conversion process as well. Additionally, high intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, diabetic conditions and aging can all negatively affect this conversion.
Does not contain: gluten or dairy