GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid with potent anti-inflammatory properties. What we know about GLA suggests that EPAs are a powerful acne-fighting agent.
This is our highest concentration Omega supplement. An absolute must for fighting all types of inflammation in the skin from within. (60 caps)
ProEPA with Concentrated GLA offers an exceptionally high concentrate of the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and the beneficial omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and added docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for comprehensive essential fatty acid support. This highly concentrated omega oil blend provides support for the heart and skin, and the body’s neurological and immune systems.
Healthy skin depends on adequate amounts of lipid, in particular certain polyunsaturated fatty acids called essential fatty acids (EFAs), for moisture, suppleness and smoothness as well as to prevent skin disorders.1 The most important polyunsaturated fatty acids for maintenance of healthy skin and for the alleviation of skin disorders are the essential fatty acids of the omega-6 family, namely linoleic acid (LA) and GLA. Dietary deficiency of these fatty acids results in a characteristic scaly skin disorder, increased epidermal turnover rate, weak cutaneous capillaries that rupture easily, decreased wound healing and increased transepidermal water loss (TEWL) leading to xerosis (dry skin). Dry skin is the most common skin condition and is especially common in the elderly. By the age of 80 years, the epidermis may lose as much as 50% of its thickness, which accelerates water loss. Dry skin also exacerbates many other skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.