Flax/Borage oil provides both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for supporting healthy lipid metabolism as well as healthy joint function. Flax/Borage oil provides both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for supporting healthy lipid metabolism as well as healthy joint function. Flax seed oil provides 50% omega-3 fatty acids and borage oil provides 23% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). The main fatty acid in borage oil is GLA, typically in concentrations of 17–25%. GLA is an essential fatty acid that has multiple physiological roles. The combination of flax seed and borage oils offers a concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids and GLA, providing the potential to simultaneously support prostaglandins E1 and E3 (PGE1 and PGE3) more efficiently than either oil alone. Borage oil and flax seed oil have been reported to support healthy joint function. Flax seed oil contains linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid that can be converted into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the body. EPA is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that converts to beneficial prostaglandins, such as PGE3, which enhance healthy cardiovasular function. Pure Encapsulations borage and flax seed oils in this formula are chemical-free, fresh-pressed oils containing 23% GLA and 50% omega-3 fatty acids respectively. Pure Encapsulations Flax/Borage Oil also contains vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) (soybean oil). SUGGESTED USAGE Pure Encapsulations recommends 6-8 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals. INGREDIENTS Serving Size: 1 softgel capsule calories5 calories from fat5 total fat0.5 vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol)10 i.u. flax (linum usitatissimum) oil (seed)**500 mg. borage (borago officinalis) oil (seed)**100 mg. **(These oils are fresh pressed; absolutely no chemicals are used in the extraction process.) providing: omega-3 fatty acids (alpha linolenic acid (ALA))225-250 mg. gamma linolenic acid (GLA)18-22 mg. other ingredients: gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob) WARNINGS If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Flax/Borage oil may cause bloating, nausea, indigestion, and headache in sensitive individuals. Keep out of reach of children.