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Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements Review: Sources of ALA and GLA (Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids)

Find the best flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, hemp oil, and black currant oil supplements (sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), evidence for use for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure, potential skin benefits and more. Find out which ones passed our tests and why.

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2.Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)


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1.Which supplements can help with arthritis?  (in Comments)
2.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
3.I've heard fish oil may be helpful for dry eye. Is this true? How much should I take?
4.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
5.I'm a vegan but my doctor wants me to take fish oil with EPA and DHA. Is there something I can take that would be as good as fish oil capsules but would satisfy the needs of a vegan?
6.What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?
7.With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?


Clinical Updates Found:
2015 Flaxseed Oil for Improving Cholesterol? (05/10/2015)
Flaxseed Oil for Improving Cholesterol?
A recently published study looked at the metabolic effects of taking daily flaxseed oil on middle-aged men. It found a possible benefit among those with higher triglyceride levels, but overall results were not impressive. More about the study, flaxseed oil, whole flaxseed, and our tests and comparisons of products, is found in the Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements Review >>
2014 Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure (08/22/2014)
Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure
Consuming milled flaxseed significantly lowered blood pressure in people with peripheral arterial disease, according to a recent clinical trial. Additional analysis of those results suggests the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid -- in flaxseed may be responsible for the effect. Get the details, including the amount of flaxseed used, plus our tests of flaxseed, evening primrose, borage, and other seed oils containing ALA and GLA, in the updated Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements Review >>   
2013 Supplement Helps Dry Eye (08/04/2013)
Supplement Helps Dry Eye
A supplement containing omega-6 (from black currant seed oil) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil) was recently shown to improve symptoms of dry eye. Get the details about this formula (plus our test results of other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids supplements) in the updated Black Currant, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Flaxseed Oils Review >>
 Omega-6 for Eczema? (05/05/2013)
Omega-6 for Eczema?
Supplements with the omega-6 fatty acid GLA from evening primrose oil or borage oil have long been promoted to treat eczema. However, a recent review of data from 27 studies casts doubt on this use. Get more information about this, and about omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, in the updated Black Currant, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Flaxeed Oil Supplements Review >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Flaxseed Salmonella Risk Prompts Recall (01/23/2020)
2.Bones and Packaged "Bone Treats" Dangerous for Dogs (11/21/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Flax Seed and Chia Powders Recalled (02/23/2016)
2.Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (01/13/2015)
3.Seller of "Ebola" Supplement Warned for Drug Claims (11/21/2014)
4.Seller of Tea Supplements and Drinks Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (01/16/2014)
5.Pet Supplement Company Issues Recall Due To Potential Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
6.Excessive Lead and Mercury Found In Chinese Herbal Supplements (01/24/2013)
7.Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration (11/02/2012)
8.Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims (10/24/2012)


News Releases Found:
2017 Flaxseed and Other Popular Omega 3 & 6 Oil Supplements Tested, But Not All Brands Pass -- Tests of Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements (11/27/2017)
2014 Flaxseed and Other Popular Seed Oil Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com, But Not All Brands Pass -- Flaxseed, Black Currant, Borage and Evening Primrose Oils Reviewed (05/07/2014)
2011 Spoilage and labeling errors found with some omega-3 and -6 supplements; Review of evening primrose, flaxseed, borage, and black currant oil supplements (01/11/2011)
2007 ConsumerLab.com finds improvement in quality of omega-3 and -6 supplements — Results for 22 products made from evening primrose, flaxseed, borage and black currant oils (12/10/2007)
2005 ConsumerLab.com finds some supplements lower in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than claimed — Report available for 23 products made from oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose and flax (07/12/2005)
2002 ConsumerLab.com finds some spoilage and inaccuracy among omega-3 and 6 supplements — List released of evening primrose, flaxseed and other GLA/ALA products that passed testing  (08/07/2002)


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