Black Currant Seed Oil contains the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Encourages proper eicosanoid synthesis
Supports the body's normal tissue repair process
Supports normal blood flow
Supports healthy immune system function*
How does GLA support the normal tissue repair process?
In the human body, GLA is produced from alpha-linoleic acid by the delta-6 desaturase (D-6-D) enzyme.1, 2 GLA is a precursor of eicosanoids, signaling molecules (prostaglandins, thromboxanes, leukotrines) involved in the body’s natural inflammatory response function.3 Supplementing with GLA ingredients sourced from whole foods, like black currant seed oil, supports healthy inflammatory response function.4, 5, 6
How does GLA support healthy skin?
GLA maintains a healthy level of moisture in the skin, thereby supporting its function as a water-loss barrier. Low levels of GLA have been linked to dry skin in both animals and humans and may be due to lack of support for the D-6-D enzyme system.7*
How does Black Currant Seed Oil support a healthy immune system response?
In older adults, supplementation with black currant seed oil has a moderate immune system-enhancing effect, attributable to its ability to reduce prostaglandin E2 production.8*
Whole Food Nutrient Solutions
Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.
Our products include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The majority of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm and may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying for use in our products. The resulting whole food ingredients are then added to a formula that may include whole food extracts, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, botanicals, whole food isolates, and synthetic ingredients. These highly complex combinations contain a variety of elements designed to trigger trophic effects that support the body’s healthy balance and wellness.*