Omega-6 fatty acids such as GLA are found everywhere in the body. They help with the function of all cells. The body converts GLA to substances that have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects.
People use GLA for eczema, asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, nerve pain related to diabetes, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Don't confuse GLA with black currant, borage, or evening primrose oil. These seeds contain GLA but are not the same. Also don't confuse GLA with other omega-6 fatty acids or other sources of omega-6 fatty acids such as flaxseed oil.
Uses & Effectiveness ?
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if GLA is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Bleeding disorders: GLA might slow blood clotting. This might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Surgery: GLA might slow blood clotting. This might increase the risk of extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking GLA at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with GAMMA-LINOLENIC ACID (GLA)
GLA might slow blood clotting. Taking GLA along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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