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Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans
60 softgels
Item Catalog Number: 00756

The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Omega-6 fatty acids are well-supplied in the diet by meat and vegetable oils. However, not all omega-6 fatty acids are of equal value. Arachidonic acid (AA) tends to be unhealthy because it is the precursor of inflammatory eicosanoids — such as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), thromboxane A2, and leukotriene B4 — which promote inflammation. In contrast, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant oil, is an important fatty acid that plays a beneficial role in healthy prostaglandin (PGE1) formation and pro-inflammatory mediator reduction.98,99

Health-conscious people have been swallowing a lot of borage oil supplements to obtain GLA (gamma linolenic acid), the parent of the biologically active DGLA (dihomogamma linolenic acid).

Life Extension adds 10 mg of sesame lignans to each softgel of Mega GLA borage oil. Sesame lignans not only increase beneficial DGLA but they also impede the conversion of GLA into the proinflammatory mediator arachidonic acid.147 Blocking this pathway decreases the formation of proinflammatory agents prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4.148

Numerous studies document GLA’s multiple health effects. Enhancing this supplement with sesame lignans enables GLA to work much better in the body, allowing many more people to benefit from supplemental GLA.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 softgel

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Calories

15

Calories from fat

15

Total Fat

1.5 g

Saturated fat

0 g

Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) supplying 299 mg gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)

1300 mg

Sesame seed (Sesamum indicum) lignan extract

10 mg

Other ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, purified water, silica, sunflower lecithin, carob color, rosemary extract.

 

Dosage and Use
  • Take one softgel one to two times daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Up to five softgels can be taken daily.
Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Warnings

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Life ExtensionMega GLA with Sesame Lignans, 60 softgels
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Effective (5)
  • Easy on stomach (3)
  • Simple to take (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (4)
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    5.0

    great product

    By JAN

    from JUST OUTSIDE ROANOKE , vA.

    About Me Health Conscious

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older People

      Comments about Life Extension Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans, 60 softgels:

      It keeps my eyes from being so dry and helps my thinking.

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      5.0

      multiple benefits

      By brick

      from baltimore, md

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      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Life Extension Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans, 60 softgels:

        Great product that really improves the overall health of skin and joints.Visible evidence is clearly noticible rather quickly! Skin becomes softer.

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        5.0

        Effective!

        By JSmith

        from Scotch Plains,NJ

        About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Life Extension Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans, 60 softgels:

          I love this product!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Source of Borage Oil

          By natasha

          from Princeton, NJ.

          About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach
          • Effective
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

          • Hard To Swallow

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Supplement A Meal
          • Women

          Comments about Life Extension Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans, 60 softgels:

          I use this daily as an easy to take source of borage oil. My skin is feeling more supple and soft. Delivery of prdouct was prompt.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Ginny

          from Ballston Lake, NY

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          Pros

          • Effective

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            • Daily Use

            Comments about Life Extension Mega GLA with Sesame Lignans, 60 softgels:

            I like this GLA because it seems to help keep my skin clearer and smoother.

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