Rheumatoid arthritis and GLA

A report from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center indicates that gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) oil extracted from the seeds of the common borage plant may be beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis. Subjects in the study given 2.8 grams of GLA per day over a six month period showed significant improvement. (Arthritis and Rheumatism 39:1808-1817, 1996)

Unfortunately, not all products sold as GLA really are. Some products purchased from the health food store contain no GLA, even though they are sold as GLA. Copyright 1996 Phylis Austin


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