The Amazing Therapeutic Effectiveness of GLA that Naturally Boosts Your Health!
GLA is clinically effective for the relief of allergy symptoms including atopic dermatitis and hay fever. GLA achieves this by reducing the 'bad' prostaglandin E2 and/or Cytokines that are the cuase of inflammation and allergies!
Additionally GLA helps stabilize mental stress AND may help prevent infectious disease!
Helping With Allergies, Supporting Women's Health,
Easing Arthritis and Relieving Dry Eyes
Blackcurrant Seed Oil:3000mg, GLA:460 mg, ALA: 360 mg, SDA:60 mg
• Supports normalized allergic reactions (may reduce frequency and severity)
• Assists sufferers of asthma by reducing airway inflammation
• Assist with regulation of hormone levels in Men and Women
(helping with andropause and menopause)
• Helps provide symptom relief to Women during PMS, Menopause and Mastalgia
• Demonstrated effects relieving symptoms of dry eye and other eye conditions
• Potential fat burner and hunger suppressant
• Contributes to overall health and longevity
Blackcurrant Seed Oil:
A rich source of Anti-Inflammatory Omega Fatty Acids
GLA and Omega-3's ALA and SDA, all play vital roles in regulating healthy anti-inflammatory responses. Unfortunately, modern diets and lifestyles commonly result in low levels of these compounds. A problem that many specialists and medical professionals believe is the reason for such high incidences of inflammatory disease (diseases with inflammatory components include: cancers, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's and many more).
Supplemental GLA, ALA and SDA has a multi-action that synergistically promotes anti-inflammation in a number of ways including the production of powerful prostaglandins (a type of eicosanoid), rebalancing the proportion of pro:anti inflammatory reactions and, inhibiting the production of inflammatory compounds.
Many Medical Professionals Believe That The Modern Diet Is Responsible For the High Rates of Inflammatory Disease Facing The World Today
ALA and SDA, Precursors to Powerful Anti-Inflammation Effectors
ALA is an essential Omega-3 Fatty Acid and is the key starting point for the production of powerful anti-inflammatory Omega-3 Fatty Acids such as Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). See Figure 1 below. Being 'essential' means that it is not produced by our bodies and must be obtained through diet. Similarly, SDA is a key intermediary in the production of anti-inflammatory Fatty Acids. Although SDA is not essential, supplementation with this Fatty Acid helps skip a number of steps normally required for its creation and can accelerate the synthesis of anti-inflammatory EFA. In particular it skips the Delta-6-Desaturase (D-6-D) step which becomes less efficient with age, unhealthy lifestyles and poor diet).
The Omega Fatty Acid Metabolic Pathway for Pro and Anti Inflammation Responses
The Rare Anti-Inflammatory Properties of GLA
GLA is an Omega fatty acid that, once modified into DGLA, is involved in the prostaglandin signaling of specific anti-inflammatory effects (see figure 1). Normally, GLA is produced naturally within the body. However, the enzyme responsible for GLA production, Delta-6-Desaturase, is negatively affected by ageing, smoking, poor diet, alcohol, pollution and an unhealthy lifestyle. The result, adults today are commonly deficient in GLA ! Fortunately, supplemental GLA bypasses the need for D-6-D activity and allows the body to benefit from its anti-inflammatory action.
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, conducted research examining the effects of GLA supplementation on patients suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). They found that after 6 months of treatment, 64% of patients receiving GLA had noticeable improvements to RA symptoms with none of these patients showing signs of further deterioration. Conversely, a much higher proportion of patients in the control group showed no sign of improvement and almost a third of showed further deterioration.
GLA Treatment Helps Improve Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
and Prevents Further Deterioration
The Omega-6:Omega-3 Ratio
An increase red meat and corn oil product consumption is said to dramatically increase the levels of the pro-inflammatory Omega-6 Fatty Acids (like Arachidonic Acid - AA). Not only do these compounds stimulate inflammatory reactions in our bodies but, they directly compete for enzymes needed to stimulate anti-inflammatory responses.
An imbalanced ratio of Omega-6:Omega-3 fatty acids is believed by many to be the reason for the high prevalence of many chronic diseases today (including inflammatory diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and joint pain). Traditionally, the ratio was said to range from 1 to 4:1. But, with so much meat and processed food in the modern diet, the ratio is now estimated to be as high as 15 or 20:1!! This means, in addition to having higher volumes of pro-inflammatory compounds, the body's natural machinery (normally shared by both pro and anti inflammatory pathways) is unable to generate healthy levels of anti-inflammatory responses!
Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, such as ALA and SDA, directly contributes to the rebalancing of this ratio helps to correctly regulate healthy inflammation.
Clinical Evidence Shows The Omega Fatty Acids in Blackcurrant Seed Oil Can Help With Treatment of Inflammatory Conditions Including Joint Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis
SDA Pro-Inflammatory Inhibition
Not only does SDA contribute to normalizing the Omega 6:3 ratio and, form a key precursor to powerful anti-inflammatory reactions (from EFA. But, SDA also contributes directly to reducing inflammation by actively inhibiting the production of pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E-2 (from AA).
Reducing Frequency and Severity of Allergies
Allergic reactions occur when our body's react excessively to external stimuli stimulating an inflammatory response. These inflammatory reactions are what cause the specific symptoms of allergies Ie. puffy eyes, runny nose, coughing or wheezing and red or itchy skin etc.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains a unique and powerful combination of Omega Fatty acids that naturally helps reduce inflammation. This in turn can help reduce the symptoms of allergies and allergic reactions. The Fatty Acids in question are: Gamma-Linolenic-Acid (GLA), Alpha-Linolenic-Acid (ALA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA).
If you would like more information on how the fatty acids in Blackcurrant Seed Oil improve inflammation please follow this link, otherwise continue reading below for an example of a clinical research trail that highlights the effects of GLA, ALA and SDA to help with allergies.
The GLA in Blackcurrant Seed Oil Helps Lower Inflammation Caused by Allergies.
This Promotes Skin Health and Beauty
Skin Allergies - Eczema
Evidence suggests that many suffers of Eczema have an inability to naturally produce GLA. Subsequent studies have shown that supplementation with GLA can alleviate the symptoms of Eczema including redness, itchiness and blistering of the skin.
One study in particular, from the Department of Physiology at the University of Turku in Finland, found that patients receiving GLA treatments not only had significantly reduced skin inflammation and symptoms of Eczema, but they also used three times less steroid cream than patients not receiving GLA. This second feature is important because steroid creams, although often providing effective short term relief, do not correct the underlying problems and can have several harmful side effects, including: skin thinning, easily bruised or tearing of the skin, increased susceptibility to skin infections and forming allergies to the steroid creams.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil Has Proven Effects
Helping Relieve Skin Allergy Conditions Such as Eczema