Each capsule contains:
Black Currant Oil (1000 mg)
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (128 mg) (Omega-3)
Cis-Linoleic Acid (433 mg) (Omega-6)
Gamma-Linolenic Acid (170 mg) (Omega-6)
Oleic Acid (Omega-9) (87 mg)
Stearidonic Acid (25 mg)
Characteristics and function:
Unlike many other seed oils (including Evening Primrose), Black Currant oil provides both types of essential fatty acids: Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and Omega-6 (cis-linoleic acid). It also contains a direct source of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a precursor of many beneficial, anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are small hormone-like molecules involved in the production of various metabolites, associated with anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic actions.
Black Currant oil provides approximately twice as much GLA as Evening Primrose oil. Supplementing with GLA, especially alongside an adequate amount of linolenic acid (Omega-3), has been found to be very effective for conditions such as arthritis, PMS and eczema.
One to two softgels daily with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.