What is Starflower Oil?
Also known as Borage Oil, Starflower Oil is a very rich source of the essential fatty acid Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) at approximately twice the level of Evening Primrose Oil. The body cannot produce GLA therefore it must be obtained in our diets and as we age our natural body levels also reduce.
High quality cold-pressed extraction
We only use cold-pressed Starflower Oil in this supplement. Some other Starflower Oil capsules on the market often include material that has been extracted using solvents, but we only use mechanically extracted oils as the delicate properties of the supplement can be damaged by other extraction methods.
Why take a Starflower Oil Supplement?
Its properties have several benefits but it has become popular in recent times for women to take at particular times of the month. GLA is an Omega 6 fatty acid which is used by the body to make certain hormones.
This is our higher-strength (1000mg) capsule in a convenient one a day size. If you have trouble swallowing larger capsules, or are looking for a smaller capsule then you might want to consider our Starflower Oil 500mg capsule. You can always just take twice as many of the 500mg capsule if you prefer.
Screened for safe toxicity levels
The Starflower plant contains pyrrolizodine alkaloid (PA) which is a toxic substance to humans if ingested in large amounts, you have nothing to be concerned about with our capsules and can be assured that they are rigorously screened for safe PA levels. They are certified to contain levels of less than 1mg per kg of oil with the guideline being no more than 1µg per person per day.