If food supplements with borage oil are becoming widespread, there is a reason. Borage, a wild plant of the Boraginaceae family, stands out with its star-shaped blue flowers and leaves covered with white hairs.
Today, it is mostly cultivated and harvested for the precious oil extracted from its seeds.
Its benefits reside in the fact that, in the plant world, borage oil is the highest known source of an omega 6 fatty acid called gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA).
GLA is considered an essential fatty acid useful to a high percentage of the population unable to produce it effectively. And, with age, the body gradually manufactures less GLA.