[Efficacy of gamma-linolenic acid] 4 effects of gamma-linolenic acid for women's health and inner beauty at once

Beauty oil 'this' for inner beauty as well as women's health

Gamma linolenic acid efficacy
1. Improves menopausal hypertension and abdominal obesity
2. Reduces yo-yo phenomenon
3. Strengthen the skin barrier
4. Reduces inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions

This is Jinny, the pharmacist.

Do you know about the benefits of gamma linolenic acid ? Most of you probably know that it is an ingredient that can help improve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Gamma-linolenic acid is a type of omega-6 fatty acid, which is essential for our body, but belongs to the 'essential fatty acid' that must be consumed through food because it cannot be synthesized in the human body . Therefore, it is an ingredient that can help the overall health of women of all ages as well as women suffering from premenstrual syndrome symptoms . Today, we will take a closer look at the benefits of gamma-linolenic acid that we have not known about.

1. Improves menopausal hypertension and abdominal obesity

Estrogen is an important hormone that not only affects a woman's sexual development, but also protects the cardiovascular system and prevents overall metabolic diseases, such as breaking down abdominal fat. However, as the action of estrogen decreases after menopause, the risk of developing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure increases, and abdominal obesity becomes easy to appear.

In this regard, in Menopause 2021, a study was published on the effect of gamma-linolenic acid- rich borage oil on postmenopausal women .
" Supplementation with gamma-linolenic acid-rich borage oil not only slightly decreased the waist-to-hip ratio in postmenopausal hypertensive women, but also lowered blood pressure."
참고 논문 : da Costa Hime LFC, Carvalho Lopes CM, Roa CL, Zuchelo LTS, Baracat EC, de Andrade J, Soares JM Jr (2021). Is there a beneficial effect of gamma-linolenic acid supplementation on body fat in postmenopausal hypertensive women? A prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Menopause, 28(6): 699-705.
2. Reduce yo-yo effect
Why do we call dieting the homework of a lifetime? I know how to do it, but it's difficult to practice, and it must be because of the yo-yo phenomenon that I gain back the weight I lost over several months. The cause of such a tedious yo-yo phenomenon lies in 'homeostasis' in which our body tries to maintain a certain state.
 
In 2007, The Journal of Nutrition  reported results that supplementation with gamma-linolenic acid in people experiencing weight loss may reduce the yo-yo effect .
"In conclusion, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) reduced weight recovery in humans following significant weight loss, suggesting a role for essential fatty acids in fuel partitioning in obesity-prone humans."
참고 논문 : Marie A. Schirmer, Stephen D (2007). Phinney, γ-Linolenate Reduces Weight Regain in Formerly Obese Humans. The Journal of Nutrition, 137(6): 1430–1435.
3. Strengthen the skin barrier

The effect of improving premenstrual syndrome symptoms, known as the most representative benefit of gamma-linolenic acid, is actually thanks to the strong 'anti-inflammatory action' of gamma-linolenic acid. Gamma-linolenic acid's anti-inflammatory properties also have numerous skin health benefits. That's why I call gamma linolenic acid 'beauty oil' .


In a 2011 study published in the Journal of Oleo Science, adults with dry skin or mild atopic dermatitis found that taking gamma-linolenic acid supplements strengthened the skin barrier .
“ Foods rich in GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) appear to be safe for subjects with dry skin and mild atopic dermatitis and improve skin barrier function. "
References : Kawamura , A. , Ooyama , K. , Kojima , K. , Kachi , H. , Abe , T. , Amano , K. , & Aoyama , T. (2011). Dietary Supplementation of Gamma-Linolenic Acid Improves Skin Parameters in Subjects with Dry Skin and Mild Atopic Dermatitis. Journal of Oleo Science, 60(12), 597–607.
4. Reduces inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions

Not only that. Gamma-linolenic acid is also a good ingredient for acne, another type of skin inflammation like atopic dermatitis.


According to a study published in Acta dermato-venereologica in 2014, gamma-linolenic acid may also have some help in improving acne.

“ After 10 weeks of omega-3 fatty acid or gamma-linolenic acid supplementation, both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne lesions were significantly reduced. "
참고 논문 : Jung JY, Kwon HH, Hong JS, Yoon JY, Park MS, Jang MY, Suh DH (2014). Effect of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid and gamma-linolenic acid on acne vulgaris: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial. Acta Derm Venereol, 94(5): 521-526.

Today, we looked at gamma-linolenic acid's various effects, such as anti-inflammatory and inner beauty, as well as women's health-related benefits. Due to these various effects, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has also recognized the quadruple functionality of gamma-linolenic acid: improvement of blood cholesterol, improvement of blood circulation, improvement of uncomfortable condition due to premenstrual changes, and improvement of skin condition by immune hypersensitivity reaction . I hope you can use it according to your needs.

I hope you have a healthy day in body and mind. It was Jinny.