Borage oil (seed)

Borage oil is derived from the seeds of the borage plant, Borago officinalis, an herb grown in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. Borage oil is a rich source of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), to which many of the health benefits of borage oil are attributed 1. Borage oil is likely safe when used orally and appropriately 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. PDR for Nutritional Supplements. Montvale, NJ: Physicians’ Desk Reference, Inc, 2008.