- Brand: NOW Foods
- Product Code: black-currant-oil-1000-mg-NOW
- Servings per Container: 100
- Quantity per Container: 100 Softgels
Rich Black Currant Source of Essential Fatty acids
Black Currant Oil from Now Foods is a double strength oil rich in the essential fatty acids gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and alpha linolenic acid (ALA).
This dietary supplement may help
- Support lower cholesterol; increased HDL, or good cholesterol; and lower triglyceride levels
- Lessen muscle fatigue after repetitive tasks
- Ease joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness
- Ease poor circulation from such conditions as peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Support healthy vision
- Support a healthy immune system
- Promote heart health with its antioxidant properties, from its flavonoids and anthocyanins
Black Currant Support for Brain Health
Black currant, or Ribes nigrum, is a deciduous shrub native to the American Midwest. The oil extracted from its seeds is a potent source of essential fatty acids, such as GLA and ALA.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important for brain function.
ALA acid is a plant-based omega-3 that your body can convert to both EPA and DHA, which play a role in reducing internal responses that can cause discomfort and may help support heart health and mood.
Eating insufficient levels of omega-3 may increase your risk of getting feelings of depression. These essential fatty acids play a role in cell signaling, or communication between cells, and proper signaling is critical for mental health.
GLA, meanwhile, a polyunsaturated omega-6 plays an important role in normal growth and brain function.
It also helps stimulate skin and hair growth, manages your metabolism and helps you maintain bone and reproductive health.
Although your body can produce GLA from other dietary omega-6 fatty acids, it may make better use of such acids when they are supplied directly from dietary sources.
Suggested Use for Black Currant Oil
To use as a dietary supplement, adults can take one softgel twice a day with food.
1 softgel contains:
---Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1g
Black Currant Oil (Ribes nigrum) (Seed) 1g (1,000mg)
---Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) (14%) 140mg
---Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 104mg
Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water).
Not manufactured with: yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Non-GMO.
Adults: Take 1 softgel 2 times daily with food.
For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.