Only Natural Black Currant Seed Oil 300 mg - 60 Softgels
Only Natural Black Currant Seed Oil G.L.A. ( Ribes Nigrum) is an excellent source of Gamma Linolenic Acid, an essential fatty acid that has traditionally been used as a natural anti-inflammatory. Only Natural Black Currant Seed Oil may benefit those with ulcers and allergies, improve immune function and hormonal balance, and contribute to overall health. Only Natural Black Currant Seed Oil is produced from the highest quality virgin Black Currant Seed Oil.
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is found in mother’s milk as well as certain food sources such as Blackcurrant Seed. In healthy people, the body converts GLA from linoleic acid (LA), the most abundant n6 fatty acid in the average western diet. GLA is the precursor for arachadonic acid, dihomogamma linolenic acid (DGLA) and of certain prostaglandins (PGE1) which in turn play important roles in maintaining health.
A number of dietary factors can affect the conversion of LA to GLA. Among others, they include excessive intake of trans fatty acids, common in western diets, which can inhibit enzymatic reactions (delta-6-desaturase activity) that affect the LA to GLA conversion process. Niacin (B3), pyridoxal-5-phosphate (B6), vitamin C and magnesium are cofactors for delta 6-desaturase. Excessive alcohol intake can also interfere, as can zinc deficiency, as zinc is required for the conversion process as well. Additionally, high intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, diabetic conditions and aging can all negatively affect this conversion.
PGE1 prostaglandins are vital for maintaining cardiovascular health. They prevent blood platelets from sticking together and help regulate cholesterol production in the liver. They also help the body utilize the glucose regulating hormone insulin and help protect the body against inflammatory immunoresponse conditions. Because PGE1 prostaglandins, vital for maintaining health, are dependent on adequate GLA for their production, it may be beneficial to provide supplemental GLA to those suspected of having low GLA levels due to an inadequate diet.
- Family portrait depicts Robert's grandfather and father (young boy to the right) in front of their
family-owned health food store (1912).
- The LoMacchio Family has been active in the health industry since 1912.
Generations of Health
Only Natural, Inc. was established in 1986 by their founder, Robert B. LoMacchio and has enjoyed 25 years
of success and growth. Only Naturals specializes in selling unique vitamins and herbal supplements. Robert was
inspired to establish Only Natural in the back of his health food store in the interest of satisfying a need to
maintain optimal health. From its humble beginnings to its current state, Only Natural has remained true to its
philosophy of producing the highest quality of supplements available by using the finest raw materials, amber glass
bottles and double safety seals. Only Natural's reputation has the highest standard for producing superior
products, unique formulations and innovative new supplements.
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stability and safety. In conjunction with our commitment to quality, Only Natural provides a Certificate of
Analysis for every product produced to verify each product is of the highest quality and supports the supplemental
facts listed on the label.
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guarantee safe and effective products. Only Natural limits the use of preservatives and avoids using artificial
fillers and additives when possible. All materials are tested for quality assurance as part of Only Natural's
commitment to provide naturally-derived dietary supplements.
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