A healthy result should fall into the range 0.03 - 0.13 wt %.

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is the precursor of both Dihomogamma Linolenic Acid (DGLA), an anti-inflammatory fatty acid, and Arachidonic Acid (AA), a pro-inflammatory fatty acid. It can be produced in human tissues by action of desaturase enzymes on LA. DGLA is anti-inflammatory, so an insufficiency of this fatty acid impairs a wide range of cellular functions and tissue responses.

It is found in hemp, borage, black currant, and evening primrose oils. GLA corrects most of the biological effects of zinc deficiency.

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What does it mean if your g-Linolenic result is too low?

Signs and symptoms of alpha or gamma linolenic acid insufficiency:

- growth retardation

- weakness

- impairment of vision

- learning disability

- poor coordination

- tingling in arms/legs

- behavioral changes

- mental disturbances

- low metabolic rate

- high blood pressure

- immune dysfunction

Possible treatment:

Add flax, evening primrose, or black currant oil.

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