Want healthy skin, hair and nails? Try taking the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA). This essential fatty acid offers a wide range of benefits, from acting as an effective anti-inflammatory agent (with none of the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs) to promoting the healthy growth of skin, hair and nails. GLA can also be used effectively for other conditions such as brittle nails and hair, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and premenstrual syndrome. Unfortunately, GLA is hard to come by in the diet, so supplements may be necessary. Three good, natural sources are evening primrose oil, black currant oil and borage oil. Each comes in capsule form, and varies in the amount of GLA they supply as well as in their cost. Do not expect immediate results when taking GLA: it takes six to eight weeks to see changes after adding GLA to the diet.
Is Gamma Linolenic Acid in Your Beauty Routine?
February 14, 2012 By Leave a Comment