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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Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) reduces inflammation by converting to prostaglandin E1 in the body.
Liu, "Gamma-linolenic acid inhibits inflammatory responses by regulating NF-[kappa]B and AP-1 activation in lipopolysaccharide-induced RAW 264.7 macrophages," Inflammation, vol.
You see, gamma-linolenic acid doesn't just reduce inflammation; it can have a unique impact on hormones as well.
Papanikolaou, "Evaluating glucose and xylose as cosubstrates for lipid accumulation and gamma-linolenic acid biosynthesis of Thamnidium elegans," Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol.
Current research in nutritional medicine indicates that the omega fatty acids are essential components of the human diet and the most important omega-6 fatty acid is gamma-linolenic acid (Sajilata et al., 2008).
Omega-6 fatty acids convert to beneficial arachidonic acid (AA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in the body and play an important role in brain development and functioning.
The agreement is for the production of dihomo gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA- Omega 6) using BGU's mutant strain of the green microalgae Parietochloris incise.
Evening primrose oil, meanwhile, helps relieve such premenstrual conditions as irritability, breast tenderness and bloating, and is one of the richest sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is an essential fatty acid necessary for normal function.
SONOVA 400 is a concentrated source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
* Gamma-linolenic acid, which is an essential omega-6 fatty acid.
FYI: Blackcurrant seed oil is also rich in many nutrients, especially vitamin E and several unsaturated fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid. In a human pilot study, ingestion of blackcurrant seed oil by mothers reduced atopic dermatitis in their breast-fed newborns who were supplemented with the oil during a two-year period.
As stated, the oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (33%) and gamma-linolenic acid (12%), and also contains a minimum of 12% stearidonic acid, the precursor of EPA.

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