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Gamma Linolenic Acid
Definition

What does Gamma Linolenic Acid do for the body

Gamma Linolenic Acid ( GLA ) is a part of Omega 6 fatty acids. It is found in plant seed oils. There is no need to take Gamma Linolenic Acid as a supplement as it is build in our body. Our body converts Linolenic Acid to Gamma Linolenic Acid and then they are converted into other compounds. It has Antiinflammatory properties. It is important for brain functions and is necessary to maintain the overall health.

Daily requirement of Gamma Linolenic Acid
270-540 mg/ day.

Gamma Linolenic Acid is mainly found in the plant seed oils that is listed below :
Borage
Primrose
Black Currant
Found in few forms of Fungus and Algae too.

Benefits of Gamma Linolenic Acid
Good for Eczema
Treats Psoriasis
Reduces Depression
Effective for ADHD
Helps in Breast Cancer
Helpful for Mouth Polyps
Effective in Osteoporosis
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Prevents Diabetic Neuropathy
Helps in treating Dermatitis
Good for Premenstrual Syndrome
Treats Inflammatory Skin Disorders
Improves the Nerve and Muscle functions
Give relief from Hot Flashes in Menopause
Reduces the risk of any kind of Allergies
Give relief from breast pain and tenderness in Cystic Mastalgia
Reduces the Pain, Inflammation and Swelling in the Rheumatoid Arthritis. It improves the mobility in the Joints.

Deficiency of Gamma Linolenic Acid
Diabetes
Nerve Damage
Damage to the Blood Vessels
Damage to the Retina in the Eyes

Effects of excess Gamma Linolenic Acid in the body
Inflammation

Side Effects of Gamma Linolenic Acid
Diarrhea
Headache
Stomach Upset
Impaired Digestion

Attention : Pregnant women avoid GLA.
 
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