gamma-linolenic acid


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gamma-linolenic acid

Abbreviation: GLA
C18H30O2, an essential fatty acid promoted by alternative medicine practitioners as a treatment for skin and inflammatory disorders, cystic breast disease, and hyperlipidemia.
CAS # 506-26-3
See also: acid
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The efficacy and safety of gamma-linolenic acid for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
The Effect of Gamma-linolenic Acid on Skin Smoothness, Humidity and TEWL - A Clinical Study', Inform, 6(4):519, 1995.
The first downstream metabolite of linoleic acid is gamma-linolenic acid, formed via the activity of the delta-6 desaturase (D6D) enzyme.
Nine percent is gamma-linolenic acid, the so-called "active" ingredient.
SONOVA[TM] 400, developed through a combination of plant breeding and modern biotechnology, delivers 400 milligrams (mg) of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) per gram, making it the most concentrated, convenient and cost-effective source of GLA available.
Importance of dietary gamma-linolenic acid in human health and nutrition.
Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid which is not found in our diet naturally.
With the Vital Focus[TM] for Kids formula, Vital Nature has created a clinically effective ratio within the four categories of its nootropic complex: essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA), Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) B vitamins (B12 and B6), folic acid, and minerals (magnesium and zinc).
Black Currant Seed Oil delivers gamma-linolenic acid, while Tuna Omega-3 Oil and Calamari Omega-3 Liquid are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) has been found to kill about 40 different human cancer cell lines in vitro without harming normal cells.
She was also deficient in chromium (needed to prevent sugar cravings), zinc (essential to most bodily functions), vitamin B3 (for healthy skin, hair, nails and eyes), vitamin B12 (for strong nerves) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which helps to control inflammation.

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