- Supports healthy lipid metabolism and joint function*
- Made with fresh pressed oils providing both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Made with hypoallergenic ingredients
Flax/Borage Oil provides a blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to promote healthy lipid metabolism and joint function.*
In herbal medicine, borage oil is typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, chest congestion, cough, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. It is often used for hair and skin conditions such as hair loss, eczema, and acne.
To date, few studies have explored the health benefits of borage oil. Here’s a look at the research related to borage oil’s effectiveness for health conditions:
Borage oil shows promise in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder marked by inflammation in the lining of the joints, according to a research review published in 2000. Although most of the data on borage oil’s effectiveness come from test-tube and animal research, several small studies indicate that borage oil may ease tenderness and swelling in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
In a 2003 study of 140 adults and children with eczema, researchers found no significant difference between those who took borage oil supplements for 12 weeks and those who took a placebo capsule for the same amount of time. An earlier study of 160 patients found that 24 weeks of treatment with borage oil supplements failed to have a significant effect on eczema.
Growth in Premature Infants
There is some evidence that infant formula supplemented with borage oil might help the growth and development of premature infants, especially boys. A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that preterm infants given formula that included borage oil and fish oils showed greater improvement than those given standard formula.
Lung Function in ARDS Patients
Borage oil might reduce the number of days that patients with (or at risk for) acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) might spend in intensive care.
A study conducted on 146 patients in teaching hospitals across the US found that those who were tube fed an EPA+GLA diet showed greater improvements and shorter ICU stays than patients fed a standard diet.