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Black Currant Seed Oil

Black currant seed oil is derived from the seeds of the plant Ribes nigrum. It is a rich source of the n-6 (omega-6 ) polyunsaturated fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Black currant seed oil contains about 15 to 20% GLA. The n-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is also present in blackcurrant seed oil (12 to 14%) as is the fatty acid linoleic acid. Also present, in smaller amounts, is stearidonic acid. The various fatty acids are found in blackcurrant seed oil in the form of triacylglycerols, also known as triglycerides. GLA is concentrated in the sn-3 position in blackcurrant seed oil as it is in evening primrose oil.

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Pure Encapsulations Black Currant Seed 100 Softgels
Pure Encapsulations - Black Currant Seed - 100 Softgels
List Price: $32.00
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Helps reduce inflammation, improve joint health and relieve premenstrual symptoms.
Pure Encapsulations Black Currant Seed 250 Softgels
Pure Encapsulations - Black Currant Seed - 250 Softgels
List Price: $70.70
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Helps reduce inflammation, improve joint health and relieve premenstrual symptoms.
Irwin Naturals Whole Plant Oils Omega 3-6-9 - Omega 369
Irwin Naturals - Whole-Plant Oils Omega 3-6-9 - 90 Softgels
List Price: $19.99
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Omega 3 6 9 Supplement
Davinci Labs Black Currant Seed Oil - 180 Capsules
Davinci Labs - Black Currant Seed Oil - 180 Capsules
List Price: $45.20
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Sale Price: $26.44

Yields 140 mg of Gamma Linolenic Acid - 180 Capsules
Davinci Labs Black Currant Seed Oil - 90 Capsules
Davinci Labs - Black Currant Seed Oil - 90 Capsules
List Price: $25.60
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Sale Price: $14.98

Yields 140 mg of Gamma Linolenic Acid - 90 Capsules
Dee Cee Labs Black Currant Seed Oil
DC Labs - Black Currant Seed Oil 535 mg - 90 Softgels
List Price: $21.00
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Supports Immune Function and Helps Reduce Inflammation.
   
 

Benefits of Black Currant Seed Oil

  • Supports dry irritated skin
  • Supports premenstrual symptom relief
  • Supports nerve health
Black Currant Seed Oil is a dietary supplement to support premenstrual symptoms and skin health. Black Currant Seed Oil contains the seed oil extract that yields gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA). Black Currant Seed Oil is helpful for women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome.

Omega 6 EFAs like GLA are used by the body to produce prostaglandins which help support immune system function, skin health, and menstrual cycle health. GLA has been shown to help with symptoms of PMS such as breast tenderness, depression, or low mood states. Black Currant Seed Oil supplements can also be helpful for menopausal women.

Black Currant Seed Oil supplements help to support skin health as the GLA protects from water loss that leads to itchy, dry skin.

The terms black currant seed oil and black currant oil are used interchangeably. According to a study published in February 2000 by researchers at Tufts University in Boston, 4.5 gm daily of black currant seed oil was able to promote cell-mediated immune function. In addition, a similar study found that black currant seed oil had an immune-enhancing effect attributable to its ability to reduce prostaglandin E production. Other studies have found that the extract has anti-inflammatory properties due to its capability of stimulating the production of prostaglandin-1, an anti-inflammatory hormone.
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