Anti aging guide

Anti-Aging: Black Current Seed Oil

 

 

Eating black current seed oil to strengthen immune system

Black current seed oil, evening primrose oil, and borage oil contain the essential anti-inflammatory agent known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Ingested as part of your regular diet, those oils can help strengthen your body’s immune system. Black current seed oil, or Ribes nigrum, is particularly rich in essential fatty acids, necessary for such bodily functions as regulating body temperature, insulating nerves, providing energy, protecting tissue, and regulating metabolism. Because black current seed oil is especially high in gammalinolenic acid, which is instrumental in making prostaglandins, it is prized as an effective anti-inflammatory herb. Prostaglandins regulate the menstrual cycle in women and black current seed oil has been used to alleviate menstrual cramping. You can usually find black current seed oil in health food stores or on the Internet. Taken in capsule form as a supplement, the recommended daily dosage is one to three 500-milligram capsules.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - March 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm