Borage oil/ GLA

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mickey
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Borage oil/ GLA

Post by mickey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:13 am

Hi Tom,
How does borage oil & GLA help to combat hair loss?

Tom Hagerty
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Re: Borage oil/ GLA

Post by Tom Hagerty » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:20 am

I used to take borage oil, black currant oil, and evening primrose oil softgels because I read that the GLA (gamma-lenolenic acid) is good for the hair, skin, and nails. I don't take those supplements anymore because I've seen no convincing evidence that they do anything but enrich the supplement sellers. But I'm open to other opinions about this.

I cut way back on all the supplement I used to take. The only supplements I take now are cod liver oil (the real stuff, not the capsules), brewer's yeast powder, sea kelp pills, and astaxanthin. I get most of my nutrients from real food, not the pills.

Below is a photo of how I used to look when I was heavy into supplements.
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Tom in his supplement days
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Re: Borage oil/ GLA

Post by mickey » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:09 am

Astaxanthin? what are these? how do these help with hair health?

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