Gamma Linolenic Acid
Fatty acid found primarily in seed oils. GLA is found in the seeds and oils of a range of plants including Hemp Seed Oil, Onagraceae (evening primrose), Saxifragaceae (borage), and Rubaceae (blackcurrant). The richest source of GLA is borage (Borago officinalis).
Food sources: oats, barley, spirulina, and hemp seeds.
GLA has been studied clinically for a wide variety of conditions, including asthma, dermatitis, and arthritis. Oral doses in trials have ranged from as little as 0.5 to 3 g per day.
Not to be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers (especially Borage!)
Avoid GLA is you have pre-existing diarrhea or any condition characterized by chronic diarrhea.
Gamma-linolenic acid is known to slow blood clotting and may amplify the effects of blood thinners.