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Black Currant Seed Oil

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.

gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (EFA). Black Currant Seed Oil is helpful for women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome.
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