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Blackcurrant Seed Oil

Blackcurrant Seed Oil:
A rich source of Anti-Inflammatory Omega Fatty Acids

GLA and Omega-3's ALA and SDA, all play vital roles in regulating healthy anti-inflammatory responses. Unfortunately, modern diets and lifestyles commonly result in low levels of these compounds. A problem that many specialists and medical professionals believe is the reason for such high incidences of inflammatory disease (diseases with inflammatory components include: cancers, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's and many more).

Supplemental GLA, ALA and SDA has a multi-action that synergistically promotes anti-inflammation in a number of ways including the production of powerful prostaglandins (a type of eicosanoid), rebalancing the proportion of pro:anti inflammatory reactions and, inhibiting the production of inflammatory compounds.

Many Medical Professionals Believe That The Modern Diet Is Responsible For the High Rates of Inflammatory Disease Facing The World Today


ALA and SDA, Precursors to Powerful Anti-Inflammation Effectors

ALA is an essential Omega-3 Fatty Acid and is the key starting point for the production of powerful anti-inflammatory Omega-3 Fatty Acids such as Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). See Figure 1 below. Being 'essential' means that it is not produced by our bodies and must be obtained through diet. Similarly, SDA is a key intermediary in the production of anti-inflammatory Fatty Acids. Although SDA is not essential, supplementation with this Fatty Acid helps skip a number of steps normally required for its creation and can accelerate the synthesis of anti-inflammatory EFA. In particular it skips the Delta-6-Desaturase (D-6-D) step which becomes less efficient with age, unhealthy lifestyles and poor diet).

The Omega Fatty Acid Metabolic Pathway for Pro and Anti Inflammation Responses

The Pro and Anti Inflammatory pathway from Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids. Supplemental Blackcurrant Seed Oil helps promote anti-inflammation by improving the ratio of Omega 3 :6 fatty acids and though bypassing the reliance on the delta-6-desaturase enzyme (which becomes less effective with age, poor diet and an unhealthy environment)

The Rare Anti-Inflammatory Properties of GLA

GLA is an Omega fatty acid that, once modified into DGLA, is involved in the prostaglandin signaling of specific anti-inflammatory effects (see figure 1). Normally, GLA is produced naturally within the body. However, the enzyme responsible for GLA production, Delta-6-Desaturase, is negatively affected by  ageing, smoking, poor diet, alcohol, pollution and an unhealthy lifestyle. The result,  adults today are commonly deficient in GLA ! Fortunately, supplemental GLA bypasses the need for D-6-D activity and allows the body to benefit from its anti-inflammatory action.

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, conducted research examining the effects of GLA supplementation on patients suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). They found that after 6 months of treatment, 64% of patients receiving GLA had noticeable improvements to RA symptoms with none of these patients showing signs of further deterioration. Conversely, a much higher proportion of patients in the control group showed no sign of improvement and almost a third of showed further deterioration.

GLA Treatment Helps Improve Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
and Prevents Further Deterioration

Clinical Evidence Shows The Omega Fatty Acids in Blackcurrant Seed Oil Can Help With Treatment of Inflammatory Conditions Including Joint Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis


SDA Pro-Inflammatory Inhibition

Not only does SDA contribute to normalizing the Omega 6:3 ratio and, form  a key precursor to powerful anti-inflammatory reactions (from EFA. But, SDA also contributes directly to reducing inflammation by actively inhibiting the production of pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E-2 (from AA).

Reducing Frequency and Severity of Allergies

Allergic reactions occur when our body's react excessively to external stimuli stimulating an inflammatory response. These inflammatory reactions are what cause the specific symptoms of allergies Ie. puffy eyes, runny nose, coughing or wheezing and red or itchy skin etc.

Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains a unique and powerful combination of Omega Fatty acids that naturally helps reduce inflammation. This in turn can help reduce the symptoms of allergies and allergic reactions. The Fatty Acids in question are: Gamma-Linolenic-Acid (GLA), Alpha-Linolenic-Acid (ALA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA).

If you would like more information on how the fatty acids in Blackcurrant Seed Oil improve inflammation please follow this link, otherwise continue reading below for an example of a  clinical research trail that highlights the effects of GLA, ALA and SDA to help with allergies.

The GLA in Blackcurrant Seed Oil Helps Lower Inflammation Caused by Allergies.
This Promotes Skin Health and Beauty


Skin Allergies - Eczema

Evidence suggests that many suffers of Eczema have an inability to naturally produce GLA. Subsequent studies have shown that supplementation with GLA can  alleviate the symptoms of Eczema including redness, itchiness and blistering of the skin.

One study in particular, from the Department of Physiology at the University of Turku in Finland, found that patients receiving GLA treatments not only had significantly reduced skin inflammation and symptoms of Eczema, but they also used three times less steroid cream than patients not receiving GLA. This second feature is important because steroid creams, although often providing  effective short term relief, do not correct the underlying problems and can have several harmful side effects, including: skin thinning, easily bruised or tearing of the skin, increased susceptibility to skin infections and forming allergies to the steroid creams.

Blackcurrant Seed Oil Has Proven Effects
Helping Relieve Skin Allergy Conditions Such as Eczema

Eczema is caused when allergens create inflammation of the skin. Fortunately, GLA from New Zealand Cassis may be able to combat this inflammation

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