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Beautiful skin begins with a very special fatty acid called GLA. GLA is the key to glowing, wrinkle-free, smooth skin.
GLA is a Very Essential FatFatty acids are good fats for optimal health. Unfortunately the North American diet is made up predominantly of bad fats from red meats and processed foods. To make matters worse when an enzyme in the body is impaired we can't make the good fats GLA, EPA or DHA. We can overcome this problem by eating fish or fish oils that contain EPA and DHA but when it comes to GLA the only way to get this important fatty acid is to take it in a nutritional supplement.GLA (gamma linolenic acid) is found in borage oil (20 to 24%) and to a lesser extent evening primrose oil (8 to 10%). GLA is not found in food in high enough quantities to maintain our needs through diet alone. GLA Eases Cramps and Breast PainGLA deficiency is a major cause of PMS. A healthy body creates GLA via an enzyme from fats such as sunflower oil into prostaglandins, which are hormone-like compounds that regulate blood clotting, inflammation and muscle contraction. Just before menstruation a cascade of prostaglandins are initiated in the uterus which causes the constriction of blood vessels and contractions that cause pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, bloating and headaches that coincide with PMS. There are good prostaglandins and bad prostaglandins. Painful menstruation and breast pain are caused by low levels of good anti-inflammatory prostaglandins which are made from GLA. In many women with breast pain and terrible PMS their ability to make GLA is often impaired. One trial done at the breast clinic at the University of Hong Kong used GLA for the treatment of cyclical breast pain. Of the 66 women in the study 97% responded to treatment with GLA after 6 months. Further studies have found unusually low concentrations of GLA in the women suffering with period cramps and breast pain. The recommended dose is 1000-2000 mg of GLA per day. GLA, Menopause and SkinIn women who have gone through menopause, the enzyme that converts food into GLA becomes impaired. GLA is a major component of beautiful skin. GLA makes your skin luminescent, dewy and glowing. The main reason our skin becomes dull and thick after menopause is due to the inability to make GLA. After menopause it is essential that we take a daily dose of GLA to ensure beautiful skin. As we age GLA can reduce inflammation in the skin associated with wrinkled skin. Without sufficient GLA the skin becomes dry, rough and wrinkled. GLA is the beautiful skin oil. GLA and Skin HealthGLA is a component of healthy skin. GLA helps to maintain the stability and fluidity of the natural water loss barrier in our skin. Skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, cradle cap, acne and dry skin occur. GLA is vital for keeping skin cells moist and strong improving the barrier function of the skin. 60 patients given 500 mg of GLA per day for eczema had a 90% improvement over 12 weeks. Eczema is a common problem in infants and children. GLA is safe for all ages without the side effects seen with steroid creams.Cradle cap and infant dermatitis or dry crusts on the skin occur on the scalp, face, armpits, chest and groin area and can be treated with topical GLA oil. 48 infants with dermatitis were given twice daily applications of GLA oil for 6 weeks with complete relief. One teaspoon containing 500 mg of GLA should be applied twice a day.GLA has also been found to inhibit male hormones in the skin that cause acne. GLA can be taken both internally and applied externally to acne prone areas with excellent results. GLA and Breast CancerIn a British study women with advanced metastatic breast cancer taking Tamoxifen (a cancer drug that blocks estrogen) who also took GLA had a much faster response than those on Tamoxifen alone. Participants received 300 mg of GLA per day. The United Kingdom Cancer Research Campaign reports that GLA holds great potential in new cancer treatments.GLA and Bone DensityStudies performed over 18 months found that when GLA was combined with calcium, GLA enhanced the absorption of calcium and improved bone density and prevented bone loss. Sixty five women with an average age of 79 years were given 600 mg of calcium glycinate/ aspartate along with 1000 mg of GLA and had up to a 2% increase in bone density whereas the group receiving calcium alone lost 2 to 3% of bone over the 18 month period. Borage oil is the highest source of GLA. GLA SKIN OIL contains 500 mg of GLA per serving.
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Adults (12 years and older): Take 1 to 2 teaspoons daily with food and/or apply to the skin as needed.
This product I like but it's often over priced so I wait till it goes on sale.
I have acne rosacea and for the past 3 years have tried many different things to try to control my breakouts and redness. Thankfully I have a relatively mild case but I'm so tired of covering up with makeup. For about 3 months now I've been taking 1 tbsp/day of Lorna's GLA Skin Oil and 1 tbsp/day of a high quality fish oil that I get from my naturopath. I also use Lorna's Celadrin Skin Cream and the GLA Skin Oil directly on my face. So far I've noticed a big difference in my skin's texture. The breakouts are fewer and not as severe. I was most amazed that the rest of my skin was much softer and had a health glow! This is without changing anything else in my diet and exercise routine, which I plan to tackle next :) Other than the fact that it's a bit pricey, I'm impressed so far and will continue to use this product. Thanks Lorna!
Used it on my skin, gave me a rash. May be allergic to the borage oil rather than the sunflower oil. For such an expensive product, would have thought it'd be 100% borage oil.
I love Lorna Vanderhaeghe and her products. I have been mixing some GLA Borage Oil into my smoothie every morning and it has made a difference to my skin - it is not as dry as it was. Healthy Planet has the best prices for Lorna Vanderhaeghe products and I just ordered some more. This one is a little pricey though.
I have been using this product for my psoriasis for 5 years along with Immuno smart and it doesn't take it away totally but it does take away the itchiness and redness. I use it twice a day. Once in the morning and again at night.
Each & every product by Lorna is effective, scientific based, comprehensive & great value for money! She is simply the best when it comes to health & nutrition! We should be proud that this is a Canadian woman & a Canadian company! Healthy Planet usually has the best prices & the best selection!
This is one I won't do without anymore because I've had noticeable results. I don't really have skin issues however this makes your skin have that fresh glowing look. I am very happy with this product and it's even better when you can get it on the 20% off sale! The oil is also a better deal than buying the caps (just take a small swig from the bottle everyday and you're set).
Have been taking for two years and I love what's it done for my skin. My eczema is gone and the texture of my skin has improved. Wish it wasn't soo expensive. I wait for the discounts.
I just started using the GLA product. I'm very impressed with the quality of the oil & its effectiveness for my acne. Topical application works wo fees.
I have only been using the oil for a few days to help eliminate my hormonal acne so I am hoping to see results in a few months time. I will say that my skin does feel more hydrated already from the inside out.
I have been taking GLA Oil for a few days now for hormonal acne. I can't see any changes yet since it's so early but my skin does feel very hydrated already. I hope I can say it has completely cleared it up in a few months time! I also use EstroSmart to balance hormones.
I have been taking this product for 9 months now and it really helped clear my skin from hormonal acne
I really like this product and have been ordering it for over 2 years. This is the highest price I have paid. It It was only 21% off. Which makes it very expensive to buy right now. Usually it is 30- 40% off.
When is it going to come on sale for a good price ..............
I have been taking this oil for a year now .... has definitely helped to clear my hormonal acne (along with the EstroSmart) ... and I'm also giving it to my boyfriend for his Psoriasis. Two thumbs up for Lorna V products!
I tried this for the very first time, I am not used to the taste for intake of the oil, so I decided to use it topically, surprisingly my skin like it! I use it for my dry skin daily.
Been using this product for over 3 months along with Active Collagen and Celdrin Cream
Very disappointed that I have spent all this money and no difference in my skin.
I even tried putting the GLA oil topically on my face and it causes me to breakout.
I tried it on my vulva to relieve the itcyness and it works!
I have been taking the GLA Oil for 4 weeks now, so far I don't see any change in my wrinkles! I took the 10 day challenge and now I am on 2 tsp everyday in my smoothie. I hope I see better results in the future.
This oil is the best thing I've tried for eczema (genital) - it works! I stopped taking it orally (capsules) as my skin didn't improve, but when I tried the liquid oil directly on my skin, it started working immediately - the itchiness and redness dissipating on the first day. I've tried many different things, including other oils, but nothing has worked like this.
Once again Lorna has researched another good product for skin care, and i am thankful this GLA oil also helps with calcium absorption. The taste is not too great on its own, but the benefits outweigh that! I should try and mix it with juice as suggested!
I am in my mid 30s and I was suffering from hormonal acne around my chin. I started taking this product and saw results in about two weeks. I was extremely pleased with the product. Once the acne cleared up I stopped using the product for about a month and noticed that I started to break out again. I have started taking the product again and have noticed a big difference. I have recommended this product to several other ladies who were suffering from hormonal acne.
This will make your skin glow and take away the dryness. Works great for exzema or psoriasis too.
My wife uses this product for her psorasis and has been using it for over 2 yrs. There has been a significant reduction in the psorasis (dry flaky itchy skin). Will continue to use and also used in conjunction with the Immunosmart. This website has good sale pricing.
I've been taking this for 2 months now (along with other Lorna products). Before I started it, my legs were starting to show dryness and signs of aging. Now after 2 months, I am using far less cream and my skin is much more supple. I'll keep using this!!
Lorna V's oil is expensive, but HP's sale price is a good price for it (and liquid is more cost effective than caps)
We've found it helpful for eczema and now that I got the collagen product, I'm going to try it for wrinkles as well.
My skin loves GLA!
I suffer from psoriasis and have been using GLA skin oil for 1 year along with IMMUNO smart. My skin has improved and my patches are not as dry, itchy and flaky.
GLA is great for teens too. My son's acne has been progressively better. He takes one spoon a day and I also use it on his face.
great for skin
This says to mix with juice, but I take this right off the spoon. I find since taking it, it works well in conjunction with the collagen I take for helping with a smoother complextion. I think it contributes to softer smoother skin and tone. I do not have any skin disorders other than wrinkles, so I am primarily taking it for that, and to keep my skin moist from the inside out. I will probably get the pill form next time just because it costs less, but not sure if that is more or less effective.
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