The oil, pressed from the seed, is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid (EFA). •
The body synthesizes GLA from linoleic acid and converts it to hormone-like chemicals important in processes such as controlling inflammation, clotting the blood, and synthesizing cholesterol.
Your body may not make enough of it. Some diseases, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes, decrease the ability to convert linoleic acid into GLA.
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