Gamma Linolenic Acid

How does Gamma Linolenic Acid work?

Gamma linolenic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid, which the body can convert to substances that reduce inflammation and cell growth.

Are there safety concerns?

Gamma linolenic acid appears to be safe for most adults. It can cause digestive tract side effects, such as soft stools, diarrhea, belching, and intestinal gas. It can also cause a longer than normal time for bleeding to stop.

Do not use gamma linolenic acid if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have any condition that makes you more likely to bleed.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Gamma linolenic acid might increase the risk of bleeding.

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