Blackcurrant seed oil is a rich source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), the
immediate biological precursor to DGLA (dihomo gamma-linolenic
acid), which bypasses the need for enzymatic conversion (delta-6
desaturase). DGLA is the substrate for the production of PGE1 series of
• Blackcurrant seed oil supplies a blend of GLA, linoleic (omega-6), and
alpha-linolenic (omega-3) fatty acids, in combination with other
essential fatty acids.
• GLA is a precursor to the PGE1 series of prostaglandins, which are
involved in supporting healthy eicosanoid activity.
• Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential to health, supporting
healthy skin, cardiovascular health, mental health, hormone balance,
joint mobility, and cell membrane fluidity.