Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) for (fill in the blank)

March 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm

pj- I have found some references to gamma linolenic acid and it’s benefits. Yet, I cannot find any that suggest Omega-3s are a good source for GLA.

For example, from the American Cancer Society-

“[I]Gamma Linolenic Acid

Other common name(s): GLA (also found in evening primrose oil, borage seed oil, black currant oil)

Scientific/medical name(s): gamma linolenic acid

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an omega-6 unsaturated fatty acid made in the human body from linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found in vegetable oils and egg yolks. The main supplemental sources of GLA are oils of the seeds of evening primrose, borage, and black currant plants. (For more information, see Evening Primrose.) Many companies sell these oils as good sources of GLA. It is also found in human breast milk.[/I]”

Please double check your source(s) and see if you can confirm this.