Black Currant Seed Oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) fatty acid that has multiple physiological roles.
Studies have shown that GLA promotes healthy prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) production. Researchers reported that GLA helps support healthy cytokine activity, a mechanism that may help to support joint comfort.
- Furthermore, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial reported statistically significant support of joint health in subjects supplementing with GLA.
- Another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial performed at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging reported that black currant seed oil supplementation provided immune support in elderly subjects.
- The black currant seed oil has also been shown to potentially support premenstrual comfort.