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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Efficacy of gamma-linolenic acid in the treatment of patients with atopic dermatitis.
The efficacy and safety of gamma-linolenic acid for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with gamma-linolenic acid.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA) in the Omega-6 family, inhibits action of a cancer gene responsible for almost 30 percent of all breast cancers, according to researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
Studies suggest that gamma-linolenic acid supplementation reduces such neuropathy.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is found in evening primrose, blackcurrant and borage oils may also help balance the hormones.
By delivering gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) directly to damaged skin cells, Borage Dry Skin Therapy[TM], from ShiKai[R] Products, relieves the itching and severe dryness caused by atopic dermatitis, eczema, and skin problems associated with diabetes or chemotherapy.
The oil is characteristically rich in polyunsaturated acids, especially in linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids, with up to 2% content of the important gamma-linolenic acid.
contain high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid, which are precursors of the anti-inflammatory prostaglandin E1.
Women with PMS often have low levels of gamma-linolenic acid," said Dr.
Use of fish oil supplements (omega-3fatty acids), olive oil, and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) may have a role in treatment and prevention of arthritis.

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