Borage seed oil may help reduce dry skin and itching associated with aging.
* Borage seed oil may help reduce dry skin and itching associated with aging. In a preliminary German study, 29 healthy older adults took a daily dose of 1.5 or three grams of borage seed oil, a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). After two months of either treatment, the researchers found a significant reduction in water loss from the skin. In addition, reports of itching dropped from one-third of the participants to none. Reports of dry skin fell from 42% to 14%. Borage oil may compensate for the relative lack of essential fatty acids in aging skin.
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, March/April 2000.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2000|
|Previous Article:||Seafood Lover's Almanac.|
|Next Article:||Shark Cartilage Promoters Settle Federal Charges.|