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Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) for Rosacea


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Oenothera biennis

Gamma-Linolenic acid or GLA (γ-linolenic acid) (INN: gamolenic acid) is a fatty acid found primarily in seed oils. [1]

GLA is obtained from vegetable oils such as evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) oil (EPO), blackcurrant seed oil, borage seed oil, and hemp seed oil. [1]

GLA is beneficial as an additional therapeutic option for rosacea patients treated with minocycline. [2]

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[1] Wikipedia

[2] A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Gamma Linolenic Acid as an Add-on Therapy to Minocycline for the Treatment of Rosacea

[Image Wikimedia Commons] The seed oil of Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) is a source of GLA 

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