GLA plays a critical role in prostaglandin signaling for hormone regulation and anti-inflammtion. Unfortunately, natural synthesis of GLA decreases as we age and with other factors such as poor diet, pollution and illness.
Studies have shown women going through menopause have significantly lower levels of GLA than normal. This lack of GLA is actually a suggested cause of many symptoms seen during menopause (shown below) which are usually the result of hormone fluctuations and inflammation
Research from around the world suggests dietary GLA can assist women with the transition through menopause.