Safflower oil

Safflower oil is a source of omega 6 fatty acids in the form of linoleic acid. Omega 6 fatty acid in the form of linoleic acid, is converted into gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and eventually into prostaglandins, hormone like substances that control a variety of physiological function sincluding inflammation, blood pressure, cholesterol and hormone regulation.

Taking direct sources of GLA such as borage oil or evening primrose oil may be more appropriate.

The typical western diet contains high levels of omega 6 fatty acids and relatively low levels of omega 3 fatty acids. This means that safflower oil could potentially further imbalance the ratio of 6 to 3s, making a fish oil supplement a possible better choice for supplementation.

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