What is Borage Seed Oil?

Category: Supplements

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Borage Seed Oil has the highest concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 essential fatty acid. GLA converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) which has anti-inflammatory properties and may act as a blood thinner and blood vessel dilator improving blood flow.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2 2
Hot flashes 2 1
Inflammation 2 1
Atopic dermatitis 1 0
Breast tenderness 1 1

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Borage Seed Oil

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Borage Seed Oil

Dosage Patients
1 g daily 1
1 mL twice daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Borage Seed Oil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Borage Seed Oil

Duration

Currently taking Borage Seed Oil

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Borage Seed Oil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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