Borage Oil

Hello, I’ve recently had a blood test that showed I have high levels of uric acid and was looking for ways to maintain overall health. I see that borage oil helps maintain joint health. Has anyone had experiences with this, good or bad? Thank you for the help

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Borage Oil: first impression

I recently got NOW brand 1000mg Borage Oil, since Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) worked well for me. Both have the same active ingredient - Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) so I thought I'd give it a try.

Borage oil interested me because it has more GLA than EPO does - one borage oil capsule has 240mg of GLA, twice that of EPO.

I've written another post on how EPO has helped me in more detail - but the TL:DR is that it soothes the inflammed feeling I get after ovulation. It's the only thing that's worked.

I've swapped out EPO for Borage oil this cycle. I dose every 6 hours (sounds like overkill but I can FEEL it leave my body like clockwork!). Each dose is 2 capsules of Borage oil (2000mg per dose).

Guys, the pmdd just MELTS away. I'm on day 18 and occasionally it'll need some help from vit B and vit D for energy, but this has been the most calm PMDD I've had.

My complete stack (daily): -Ritalin (for ADHD) -Microgynon (birth control for period cramps) -3g fish oil (for joints)

(day 14-period) -2g borage oil every 6 hourly -Vit D and B (as needed for energy)

I hope this helps! There wasn't much info on borage oil so I figured I'd share:)

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is it beneficial if i take the apigenin with borage oil that I have?
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Borage oil?

I'm curious if anyone has tried. I take Evening Primrose Oil with good results - Borage oil has the same active ingredient (GLA) in higher levels.

If you've tried, how does it work for you? How much did you take?

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Is borage oil bad if I may be getting to Manu omega 6 as is?

Too many omega 6* Messed up the title

I just started taking Nordic naturals ultimate omega fish oil pills because I want to up my omega 3s. I eat a ton of chicken daily and I figure my omega 6 is probably high and 3s low. In my research I also came across borage oil and I like the benefits it looks like it comes with. Some fish oils even come with borage oil.

But borage oil is an omega 6. If I'm already too high on omega 6 from chicken and other dietary sources, would taking borage oil be a bad idea and diminish my omega 3 intake?

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[Product Question] Is Borage Seed Oil Worth the Awful Smell?

I’ve used rosehip seed oil from TO for three months (until I ran out), but was looking for something that would target my slightly blotchy, easily flushed skin. I saw good reviews for the borage seed oil and was excited to try it out to replace the rosehip.

Until I smelled it. My husband remarked that my face smelled like old bacon grease. It’s like turkey drippings. I sprayed perfume on my shirt after my PM routine to try to mask the smell. I can tolerate it, but just barely.

Has anyone seen positive results from borage seed oil or done anything to reduce the smell?

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Starflower oil / Borage

Hello lovely ladies!!!! I have a question and thought I could get some advice from you all. I’m on day 17 of my cycle and not doing well emotionally. I usually do not have physical symptoms like cramps or breast tenderness. Most of my autumn week is emotional and mental. Today during my lunch break I decided to go buy some Starflower Oil (Borage Oil) My question is- Will Starflower help with the emotional symptoms? And how often do I take it? Everyday no matter where I am in my cycle or just during the bad times? Do I take it once a day or twice a day? Also I’ve heard of DIM helping but what I’ve read is that helps with physical pains more than the mental part? I’m just so sick of all this. I also take magnesium glycinate periodically (I can’t do it everyday b/c it messes with my belly) And I’m taking a B-Complex. Thank you all so much! I really love being a part of this tribe!

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Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil

So I have the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil from The Ordinary but I don’t like it on my skin. Would this be suitable for curly hair? I imagine since it’s oil that it would hydrate but I didn’t want to use it if it’s going to fuck up my hair.

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Have I been hurting myself by supplementing with ALA & GLA? (alpha linoleic acid and gamma linoleic acid from flax seed & borage oil)

I've just come across Fire In a Bottle's blog and the idea behind saturated vs PUFA/MUFA. Before this, I wasn't totally in the dark and wasn't following establishment medicine diet (fat=bad). I was aware that animal fat and saturated fats weren't bad for you as commonly thought. And that omega-6 fats should be kept low and omega-3 fats were good. But I wasn't fully aware of how harmful seed oils were, and that we should avoid PUFA and MUFA. And that even "healthy" seed oil like borage, flax, walnut, black seed, etc. weren't actually that great. I didn't know they had an effect on fat/weight loss, despite some anti inflammatory properties.

My doctor told me to take flax seed oil and borage oil as I was low in essential fatty acids and for a blood coagulability issue.

Interestingly, I have noticed that during my second time dieting with keto, which begun after adding flax seed and borage oil, I have had a much harder time losing weight. Could these PUFA and MUFA be harming my keto dieting / weight loss? Before even learning about SCD1/saturated fats, I was already thinking and feeling like my metabolism had definitely decreased, based on my calorie intake/weight loss. The first time I did keto, I lost weight fairly easily (30 lbs). Second time, it's been much slower and harder, despite being stricter and a greater deficit.

I'm still kind of confused on CLA vs ALA. Why is CLA okay? I know it's conjugated and has a different bond. It is just not a PUFA?

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Burn from a hair curler. I've been putting on grape seed oil the first 2 days now borage oil. Any other recommendations?
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Borage oil has saved my life

So I started taking this supplement to help my hangovers, but it ended up doing so much more. My joints feel 10 years younger, but the big one is after sheer desperation to get rid of a cyst next to my PD I popped a pill open and slathered the oil all over my face. Within minutes I felt relief. I decided to do some research. Here is a great article https://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/borage-seed-oil-skincare-uses-benefits-dry-skin-products/254923 I definitely recommend looking into this. I get mine on Amazon.

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[Product Question] 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil

Anyone tried this product from The Ordinary and can give some feedback?

I've been recommended this as I have extremely dry skin and find active ingredients tend to try me out even more!

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Which one of these products is used as the moisturizer in the evening routine? Borage seed oil or azelaic acid?
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[Product question] Borage oil substitute?

I've been using borage oil on and off for a while now, and I found that it greatly decreases inflammation around my many cysts and whiteheads.

Been going through a major maskne flare-up, and adding borage oil to my routine (will detail in comments) seems to make my blemishes much less angry. However, the smell is ABSOLUTELY VILE. Someone on here described it as rancid bacon fat, and I couldn't agree more. The smell also seems to linger on my skin for hours and hours.

So, what other oil would have similar anti-inflammatory properties, without the offending scent?

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Update on the burn. Been applying borage oil and letting it slightly absorb then covering it with petroleum jelly. It's not raw anymore, no infection. Washing it with diluted johns wort tincture after it wasn't raw. Just a gentle soap and water while it was raw. Advice for this step of the healing?
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Anyone tried this moisturiser? I really like the look of the ingredient list. Oats, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Borage Oil, Shea butter. Looks like it could be a decent lotion!
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Borage Oil

I’ve heard of some folk applying borage oil typically directly to their faces, apparently it’s high GLA content makes it ideal, very anti-inflammatory. I’ve been taking individual pills of them so far but no results. Wondering if anyone has been using them, how and if it’s gotten results for you, how long did it take?

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My Advice to Eczema Sufferers: try cream containing high quality borage oil

Hello all. I'm new to this user group. I stumbled upon it just today when I was doing some online research about eczema. I have had eczema for about 15 years now. I found a solution which I'll mention toward the end of this post. At first eczema was a minor problem -- I had some lesions on my arms and legs. I didn't pay it much mind, since I usually only had a few lesions at a time. It was only visible to other people during the summertime when I wore short-sleeved shirts and shorts. But gradually my eczema got worse. Then I noticed that if I took an over-the-counter allergy medicine such as Claritin or Benadryl, I wouldn't get as many eczema lesions. So by using the over-the-counter allergy medicine, I thought I had it under control. But last spring I noticed the itching was getting worse. Through searching the Amazon website, I found and tried many expensive creams, such as Wild Naturals Manuka Honey Cream, Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion with Macadamia Nut Oil, and Puriya Daily Moisturizing Cream, which bills itself as "The Mother of All Creams." Also, I had tried Cerave Moisturizing Cream, and Eucerin Eczema Cream. I was also spraying SkinSmart Eczema Therapy, Hypochlorous Antimicrobial Spray on my skin once or twice daily. All of these creams helped to moisturize my skin and the SkinSmart spray helped to kill the bacteria on my skin. However, I would have needed to spray the SkinSmart much more frequently to stop the eczema, but the spray is expensive, and I would have had to go through a bottle every day in order to keep the eczema from appearing. I also tried a liquid called Thyme Out, which kills bacteria on skin. The Thyme Out helped to get rid of the eczema, but I had to stop using it because it caused me to sleep for 12 or more hours a day.

Over time I had to take increasing doses of Benadryl to keep the lesions at bay. It got to the point last May where I was taking 300 milligrams of Benadryl per day and that still wasn't enough to stop the itching. I couldn't sit and read a book for more than a minute without stopping to scratch, and the lesions had multiplied so that people who saw my bare arms thought I had a bad case of poison ivy. I realized I needed professional help -- and many people were telling me that. The rate at which the lesions appeared was rapidly increasing. I got an online appointment with a doctor who wasn't a derm

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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Borage oil seems to have truly helped

Tried many things for AD, has been moderate to severe in my life and made me sooo depressed many times. Started borage oil capsules about a month ago and my skin has been mostly clear since. I still get eczema but it has changed somehow and it is much easier to manage. There is some conflicting science but borage oil is higher in GLA than evening primrose. My experience with it so far has been awesome, I'm not suicidal anymore i feel normal it's great. I barely make posts but this has impacted me enough that i thought you fine peeps might want to hear about it. Hang in there you are all so strong

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Borage seed oil!!!

I had a seborrheic dermatitis scare recently. Itchy nose, shiny skin, thick heavy creams not seeming to absorb, rough skin flakes when touching skin, etc.. I know the warning signs well!

I have rosacea as well. I have it under control, but sebb derm comes back around every few years.

Anyways, I'm in Canada and it's winter. Having one of those "no cream thick enough winters". So with the sebb derm scare I decided to get TO borage seed oil.

It's been 3 days and I'm addicted! Itchiness: gone. Flakiness: gone. Shinyness: gone. My skin feels like glass when I touch it, so smooth! I am currently using about 7-8 drops (+ 4 drops for chest), on top of hyaluronic acid serum. My skin just drinks it up and it's fully absorbed in 10 minutes. Could easily go back for more but don't want to overdo it (7-8 drops seems like a lot?).

Anyways, had to come here to recommend, because sebb derm and rosacea are so difficult to treat! Hard to believe discontinuing cream and replacing with borage oil was all I needed to have the best skin of my life!

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Evening primrose oil or borage oil: my story

Hi there,

so i have eczema on my face (and scalp) for probably 10 years now (27y, m).

IΒ΄ve tried a lot of things so far, but one thing had the most impact was evening primrose oil (or borage oil). There is some anecdotal evidence that the gammalineleic acid in those two oil can help to reduce eczema (also there have been some studies).

My experience was: i started to take evening primrose orally and after about 1 week I had a breakout like never before but also i could peel the skin off of my face. After like 1-2 days the eczema was completely gone! As you can image i was really happy and thought I had the solution. BUT after 1 week i started to notice that it slowly came back. After a few days I had a full breakout like never before. Again after 1 week my skin was almost perfect. So this continued (week for week) for a few months.

After 1 month I stopped to take the primrose oil.

Since then IΒ΄ve tried the procedure a few times (also with borage oil), but always with the same result. IΒ΄ve never took the oils longer than one month, because the breakouts where hard to deal with. When I stopped to take the oil I noticed that the time without breakouts (where my skin was almost perfect) was getting longer for a period of time. After a few months my skin was back at the normal state (which is constant eczema but with almost no changes).

Is there anybody with similar experiences? Or anybody that could explain what is happening there?

ItΒ΄s very frustrating because I think the solution is there but there is a missing link.

Thanks

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borage seed oil

i just used the borage seed oil from the ordinary on my hair ( before i washed it for a good 12 hours when i was asleep )and it looks so naturally shiny and full of life. i used the borage seed oil on my face and let me say its amazing but for your hair its soo lovely ,my hair was very dull before using the oil and using it as a deep conditioner was amazing :) i suggest other people looking into it. you dont see many people using borage seed oil for the hair but i thought id give it a try and my hair has thanked me for it lol

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[Acne] I think I may have found an easy and effective combo - Dove soap and borage seed oil.

For the longest time, essentially since I started taking birth control, I've had almost constant acne on my lower cheeks. I used to have almost no pimples at all before that. It was never horrible, but there were always red scar marks from where the acne would pop up. I tried tea tree oil, face washes, water only, nothing, cream/no cream. Finally though, I think I may have found something. It's possible it's a fluke and my acne just suddenly went away when I started doing it.

But recently, I bought some 100% borage seed oil from The Ordinary - it was maybe like, 4 pounds. Almost every night I would take a shower where I'd just wash my face with regular old dove soap and then get out, put the borage seed oil on, and go to sleep. After about 5 days, I noticed a difference! I thought I would share this with y'all in case it helps anyone else. It's just so simple and cheap. Let me know if any of you try it because I'm dying to know if this is a real effect!

Edit: Not sure why I'm getting downvoted - I have no idea if this will work for anyone else and I'm not peddling anything, just wanted to share in case it did.

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Differences between oil and extract of Borage

Just wondering what the differences are between Borage oil and aqueous / alcohol extract. Many studies use the extract, and find neurological benefit. Would they be similar with the oil?

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[Product Question] Looking for an alternative to the TO Borage seed oil

Hey guys, I've been using coconut oil for my whole life, and my skin loved it, but the scent is now associated with crappy memories for me so I started to look for a new oil. My first bottle of borage seed oil was practically a miracle. A true holy Grail. It was everything I wanted in an oil. A big factor for me was that I LOVED the way it smelled. Not that it matters to your face, but it was a nice bonus.

I just ordered two more bottles and well...they stink. And I use b oil so I'm not a newb to weird oil smells, but this is terrible. It's not as strong as b oil, but somehow just... smells worse.

Does anyone have any experience with other brands of borage seed oil? Does smell vary based on the batch within each brand, or is smell constant within other brands and TO is just an outlier?

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Mini pill taken with magnesium, iron and fish flax and borage oil supplement--

Hi there! I did some digging around online, couldn't find much. But I take these supplements along with my BC (non-hormonal), was wondering if anyone knows of it could possibly affect my birth controls effectiveness?

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[Product Question] The Ordinary 100% organic borage seed oil

Hi, the smell to this oil is so so awful I can’t even bring myself to put it on my face. Does anyone know of any nice smelling things that won’t harm my skin to put it in? I really want to use it as apparently it’s so good for your skin but the smell makes me feel sick

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TO Borage Seed Oil

Hi all - first time posting. Made a little TO haul today to pick up some staples - then read up on the borage seed oil being good for eczema! Any eczema sufferers out there had any experiences with it, good or bad?

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Advice for formulating a soap for sensitive skin - is borage oil too smelly and is this recipe too soft?

Hi soapers! I'm trying to create a soap for a friend who has very sensitive skin and various sensory sensitivities. I think I want to add borage oil and sweet almond oil in addition to my standard oils and a lower percentage of coconut oil to minimize the harshness and dehydrating qualities.

The percentages I currently have are below:

Palm oil 33% Coconut oil 15% Olive oil pomace 25% Borage oil 11% Sweet almond oil 11% Castor oil 5%

I ran this through soap calc and it's the upper end of the recommended softness - 70 exactly. I've not made a bar of soap this soft before, so I assume this means I'll give it a bit more time before attempting to unmold and give it a longer cure. Is there anything else I should know?

I was also looking at some of the reviews for borage oil and a couple reviews mentioned that it smells bad and that the smell came through in the final soap. My friend is very sensitive to smell and I was planning to add a very small amount of EO (about 1 oz for a 2 pound batch) for a very mild fragrance. If the borage oil smells too badly I'm afraid she won't be able to use it. Does anyone have experience using borage oil? Does it actually smell that bad? Should I decrease the borage and increase the sweet almond or just cut the borage out altogether?

Any other advice very much appreciated!

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Is taking Borage Oil or Evening primrose oil as a supplement help Eczema?
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Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil for he

So I have the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Borage Seed Oil from The Ordinary but I don’t like it on my skin. Would this be suitable for hair? Specifically curly hair? I imagine since it’s oil that it would hydrate but I didn’t want to use it if it’s going to fuck up my hair.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/MellMcN
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Borage seed oil!!!

I had a seborrheic dermatitis scare recently. Itchy nose, shiny skin, thick heavy creams not seeming to absorb, rough skin flakes when touching skin, etc.. I know the warning signs well!

I have rosacea as well. I have it under control, but sebb derm comes back around every few years.

Anyways, I'm in Canada and it's winter. Having one of those "no cream thick enough" winters. So like a normal winter.

So with the sebb derm scare I decided to get TO borage seed oil.

It's been 3 days and I'm addicted! Itchiness: gone. Flakiness: gone. Shinyness: gone. My skin feels like glass when I touch it, so smooth! I am currently using about 7-8 drops (+ 4 drops for chest), on top of hyaluronic acid serum. My skin just drinks it up and it's fully absorbed in 10 minutes. Could easily go back for more but don't want to overdo it (7-8 drops seems like a lot?).

Anyways, had to come here to recommend, because sebb derm and rosacea are so difficult to treat (and they are highly comorbid)! Hard to believe discontinuing cream and replacing with borage oil was all I needed to have the best skin of my life!

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