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Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels

Supports a healthy inflammatory response*. What is borage oil?  . Borage (Borago officinalis) is an herb native to Syria that eventually spread throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. It is now cultivated in many different areas of Europe and the U.S.  . Borage flowers and leaves are edible. The seeds are often pressed to produce an oil rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is an omega-6 unsaturated fatty acid normally used by the body to create prostaglandins. GLA increases the content of dihomo- -linolenic acid (DGLA) which is converted to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). Prostaglandin E1 is a hormone-like substance that plays a part in many biochemical and metabolic processes of the body.  . How does borage oil support health? Omega-6 essential fatty acids are required for optimal health.*. Supports a healthy inflammatory response.*. May support healthy platelet function.*. Supports healthy skin.*. Supports healthy tear production.*. May play a role in maintaining a healthy weight after weight loss.*. Supports healthy gum tissue.*. Why choose Vitacost Borage Oil? Frequently chosen by mature women as one of their top supplements.*. Offers exceptional quality at extraordinary value. . About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).  .  . * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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4.25 / 5
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10 out of 12(83%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Review 1 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5
gopix
fromtampa, fl
Age:65-74
Gender:Female
inconsistent quality
 June 28, 2014
"Have purchased this product in the past & was quite pleased wih the price & taste, but the most recent container I bought was off in both smell & taste. Possibly the heat has affected it. To compare, I purchased a small container of another "clean" brand locally & it was tasteless--which I much prefer, since I squeeze the oil out of the gelatin capsule to take it. I plan to purchase smaller-sized bottles in the future, even though the cost is higher."
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
kazzle
Great price
 April 20, 2014
"I bought this looking to increase my omega-9 intake as advised by my naturopath. This was by far the best price for a quality product. No harsh smell or taste, and the bottle will last me a while."
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Baldy47
fromKansasCity MO
Age:65-74
Gender:Male
Excellent
 April 2, 2014
"I've used this product for two years. Only one I've found with this potency. High quality and good value."
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ciao
fromLong Island
Age:45-54
Gender:Male
Daily supplement usage:1-2 supplements daily
Referral source:Self-referred
Reason for usage:Enhanced performance
Duration of use:Over 180 days
 April 18, 2013
"Great price for the quality product."
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0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
leucadiaS
fromLeucadia
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
Daily supplement usage:3-5 supplements daily
Referral source:Self-referred
Reason for usage:Promote overall health
Duration of use:Over 180 days
borage oil
 September 20, 2012
"taking it for a few reasons.. just love your products and the prices
are great
"
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
kiddo
fromlas vegas,nv
Age:65-74
Gender:Female
Borage Oil
 January 3, 2009
"I have dry eyes that tear alot. Since taking Borage Oil I have about 95% improvement. Before tears would roll down my face for hours,since taking Borage Oil about 3 a day it only happens very rarely & only for a short time."
+4points
5of 6voted this as helpful.
Review 7 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sandy45
fromArizona
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
Tastes like fish oil
 December 12, 2008
"I normally buy this and think that it is effective. Recently because of my reflux problem I have been biting the capsule, swallowing the oil, and discarding the capsule. This borage oil has a very fishy taste, much worse than the NSI Mega EFA (which has a very mild taste). I do not understand why borage oil would taste fishy. I have decided to try a different borage oil to see if another brand tastes fishy/bad as well. I want to find a borage oil that does not leave that horrible fishy taste in my mouth when I take the oil out of the capsule."
-3points
1of 5voted this as helpful.
Review 8 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5
lucky13
fromTennessee
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
 August 9, 2008
"Reasonably good value, but (unless I missed something on the side panel) this product is NOT cold pressed."
+3points
5of 7voted this as helpful.
Review 9 for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality:
5 / 5
5 / 5
Effectiveness:
5 / 5
5 / 5
sunnyintx
Excellent!
 May 7, 2007
"This is a great supplement, and has been very effective for both my husband and for me. We've given some to firends, who have also had good results."
0points
2of 4voted this as helpful.
Ratings-only reviews for Vitacost Borage Oil with GLA -- 1300 mg - 240 Softgels
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall rating:
4.7 / 5
4.7 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product