Starflower Oil 1000mg

The UK's strongest GLA, with 220mg in each capsule
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  • High strength GLA, a massive 220mg per capsule
  • One of the riches sources of GLA
  • Convenient one-a-day veggie capsules
  • Grown on UK farms that support Honey Bees
Product ID: 582
£12.95
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  • High strength GLA, a massive 220mg per capsule
  • One of the riches sources of GLA
  • Convenient one-a-day veggie capsules
  • Grown on UK farms that support Honey Bees
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Product Information

Starflower Oil is the oil extracted from borage seeds which has been found to have a naturally high level of the precious compound called GLA. This is an Omega 6 fatty acid which is used by the body to make certain hormones. In theory our bodies can make GLA but research on evening primrose oil has shown that supplements of GLA can be helpful for some people, and now many women choose a GLA supplement around the time of their period.

Starflower Oil is a very concentrated source of GLA which means that each capsule can deliver more than twice the level of GLA than the equivalent sized evening primrose capsule.

Each vegetarian capsules provide a massive 220mg of GLA per capsule, making this an impressive, high potency one-a-day product.



Daily Intake
Take 1 capsule daily with a meal. Do not exceed recommended daily dose.
Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Formula
Typically per capsule
Starflower Oil1000mg
Of which
Gamma-Linolenic Acid220mg
Ingredients
Starflower Oil (Borage Oil), Capsule Shell (Modified Starch, Glycerol, Gelling Agent: Carageenan), Antioxidant: dl alpha Tocopheryl.
Suitable For
This product is suitable for all adults. This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. This product is suitable during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Cautions/Allergies
This product is free from wheat, yeast, dairy, soya, nuts and shellfish.
This product is free from gluten containing ingredients.
If you suffer from epilepsy, consult your doctor before taking this product.
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"Arrived quickly"
By Paula Bishop , 16 Feb 2020
I have been recommended to take these but only just started so not sure of result yet! Ordered easily and arrived quickly
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"So far I’m disappointed "
By Lawrenson , 07 Feb 2020
I started taking starflower oil to help with my awful mood swings and night sweats which I believe are both brought on by the peri menopause. My doctor had given me H*T patches but I didn’t feel comfortable in using them due to the bad press H*T has had in recent years.
I read dozens of reviews of starflower oil and began taking them religiously about 6 weeks ago. So far I haven’t seen or felt any change at all and I wonder what I am doing wrong as everyone else calls this a wonder supplement within a few days.
I know you are going to tell me it can take 3 months to start working but surely I should feel something by now?
Recommend to a friend: No
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

I am sorry to hear that you have not found Starflower Oil helpful. This provides the omega 6 fatty acid GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid). GLA is thought to have an effect on prolactin in the body, which may help to reduce breast tenderness and pain. Although there is some suggestion that this may help with other menopausal symptoms, the evidence is a little thin on the ground.

I would suggest Premtis (code 719), which is a two-a-day preparation formulated for women. Whilst it has been formulated for women of menstrual age, many of the symptoms experienced by peri-menopausal women are similar to PMS symptoms and this supplement may still be useful. It provides an excellent level of magnesium; 250mg per two tablets and this mineral can contribute to normal muscle function (which may be useful for painful menstrual cramps) and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. This multi also has a very good level of Vitamin B6, which can contribute to the regulation of hormone activity. Chromium is also present at 200mcg and this mineral is known to be involved in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels, which may help to reduce cravings, especially for sweet foods.

https://www.naturesbest.co.uk/multivitamins/multivitamins-for-women/premtis-for-women/

The most common symptoms of the menopause are hot flushes and night sweats and there are a number of different supplements which may be helpful for them. I would suggest Soya Isoflavones 50mg (code 136) as a good initial supplement to take. They are phyto-oestrogens, which mimic the action of oestrogen and are often used to reduce the incidence of hot flushes and night sweats. I would suggest one tablet daily as 50mg is considered to be a sufficient dose for these symptoms, although it can be increased to two a day if necessary or if you have concerns about your bone health.

https://www.naturesbest.co.uk/herbs-spices/soya-isoflavones-50mg/

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"Not For Me : Seemed To Cause Inflammation"
By Anonymous , 05 Feb 2020
I bought this supplement to help with hormonal issues. I took it for 8 days (mid cycle) and felt awful, increase of depression and Anxiety and inflammation (skin eruption and swelling of fingers). I researched more and read that too much Omega 6 increases inflammation (and therefore would worsen depression). On stopping taking these tablets i felt much better after 1 day.
Recommend to a friend: No
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

I am sorry to hear of the issues that you have been experiencing. The dose of omega 6 in the product would not be expected to contribute to inflammation, but it is possible that you are sensitive to a certain ingredient. I have contacted you directly to discuss this further.


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"First experience of Starflower Oil"
By Gaynor , 04 Feb 2020
This is the first experience of Starflower Oil and I have got to say it is highly effective. I used to suffer terribly from PMT but I have taken this oil for the last 12 months and I don’t feel any symptoms of PMT at all, it’s amazing! It’s changed my life, I can highly recommend and I will certainly carrying on taking it
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"Working well"
By Toni , 14 Jan 2020
I''m still on my cancer journey so i use these to help with my symptoms due to hormone therapy.
Recommend to a friend: Yes
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

We would always recommend that anyone being treated for a serious medical condition should discuss the use of supplements with their doctor prior to use in case they have any concerns over them interfering with their treatment. We would suggest that you keep your doctor informed of any supplements that you are taking.
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