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NOW Foods Borage Oil 1000mg, 120 Softgels

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  • Take 1 softgel 1-2 times daily, preferably with meals
  • Rich in omega-6 fatty acids
  • 240mg of GLA
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Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.Caution:  If you are pregnant/lactating, taking any medications, or planning any medical procedure, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using.  Keep out of reach of children.Each softgel may typically provide the following naturally occurring Omega-6 fatty acid:Linoleic Acid . . . . . . . . . 380 mgStore in a cool, dry place.  Please Recycle.

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Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.Caution:  If you are pregnant/lactating, taking any medications, or planning any medical procedure, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using.  Keep out of reach of children.Each softgel may typically provide the following naturally occurring Omega-6 fatty acid:Linoleic Acid . . . . . . . . . 380 mgStore in a cool, dry place.  Please Recycle.

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Product Description

Size: 120

Borage Oil 240mg by Now Foods 120 Softgel Borage Oil is a nutritional oil containing over 80 polyunsaturated fats. Linoleic acid and Gamma Linoleic acid (GLA) are enhanced essential fatty acids. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by dietary source. Borage Oil is a more concentrated source of GLA than Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). One Borage Oil capsule is equilvalent to about 5 standard EPO capsules in GLA content.

Product Details

Size: 120
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 inches ; 3.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0013OQIX0
  • UPC: 733739017222
  • Item model number: NOW1015/303/1501
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,019 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

My nails are smooth and look like I buffed them.
Edna Lynch
I take this product along with my 5 HTP and it evens my moods and lessens my hot flashes.
Dawn A.
Product is okay but I personally do not care for the after taste.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By C. Schuster on July 1, 2013
Size Name: 120 Verified Purchase
Borage is a plant. Its flowers and leaves, as well as the oil from its seeds are used as medicine.

Borage seed oil is used for skin disorders including eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and neurodermatitis. It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), stress, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), diabetes, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alcoholism, pain and swelling (inflammation), and for preventing heart disease and stroke.

Borage flower and leaves are used for fever, cough, and depression.

Borage is also used for a hormone problem called adrenal insufficiency, for "blood purification," to increase urine flow, to prevent inflammation of the lungs, as a sedative, and to promote sweating. Borage is also used to increase breast milk production and to treat bronchitis and colds.

Borage is applied to the skin for infantile seborrheic dermatitis and is also used in a dressing to soften the skin.

In foods, borage is eaten in salads and soups.

In manufacturing, borage is used in skin care products.

How does it work?
Borage seed oil contains a fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA seems to have anti-inflammatory effects. Borage flower might have an antioxidant effect.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Maria Luisa Niño on November 14, 2013
Size Name: 120 Verified Purchase
I puncture the softgels and use the the oil on my face in place of face creams and it works wonders for my skin One softgel will last for 2 or 3 applications
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JJ on January 7, 2014
Size Name: 120 Verified Purchase
For those who have used Vit. E oil on their skin, just let me say that Borage Oil works much better and isn't sticky. I just make a small hole in the capsule and there is enough oil for 3 or 4 applications. I either mix it with my moisturizer or put the oil on first then the moisturizer. I am 77 years old and my skin looks really good. Yep, I have some sags but hardly any wrinkles even under my eyes. I stopped taking it orally but am starting back as I'm experiencing some aches and pains in my hips and legs that I never had before. I'm wondering if it was the Borage Oil that was helping. I'm going to try 2 capsules a day and see if it helps. I've never used anything but the NOW brand. I've seen the liquid advertised but would have to keep it refrigerated and I think it stays fresher in the capsules.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dawne on February 26, 2014
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I am a giant skeptic but husband has been using this for 3 months for general aches and pains (mostly back) and loves it
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By curves228 on October 22, 2013
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I buy all of my supplements based on Consumer Lab reviews. It illustrates the brands that the amount of ingredients that are advertised and also checks the quality of the ingredients in general.

Anyways, I bought this as part of a routine that I've put together to reduce my menstrual pain each month. I have Endometriosis and finding natural ways to combat pain has been a journey. I heard that Borage Oil is great for it and along with my other supplements, I have noticed a big difference in my pain level. It also helps with the flow itself.

I take 1 pill everyday and the week before my period, I take 2 pills in the morning and 2 in the evening. I would definitely recommend this for women who need some help with menstrual relief.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Austin on January 24, 2014
Size Name: 120 Verified Purchase
I take this along with celadrin for arthritis. My finger joints started swelling and hurting. Someone suggested taking this and within a week there the pain that had started in my right hand had stopped. My left hand was in much worse shape. One knuckle had already swollen and would turn red and get really hot. The pain was to the point that I could not even let my grandkids touch my hand. It took a couple of weeks for the really bad knuckle to stop hurting but now I have no pain at all and can live my life normally.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Conaway on August 5, 2013
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I take this every day morning and night. It really does strengthen and along with Lecithin my hair does grow
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By OnTheEdge on March 23, 2014
Size Name: 120 Verified Purchase
On the plus side, NOW's Borage Oil is high in GLA, and is compliant with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines. However, the product label does not indicate whether Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), which are common in Borage flowers, seeds, and leaves, have been removed. Since any producer of Borage Oil pills which was able to remove PAs would certainly indicate this on their label if they had done so (a significant benefit and differentiator to promote versus their competitors who have not removed PAs), it is very likely NOW has not removed the PAs. Why you should care: PAs can cause significant damage to the liver and even cancer, in high doses.

I checked at least 10 manufacturers of Borage Oil pills, and none of them indicated that the product was PA-free. Consequently, I'm reducing my Borage Oil significantly, and instead taking Evening Primrose Oil.
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