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May 21, 2010

Flax Oil, Borage Oil Enhance Skin Health from the Inside Out

Researchers from Labatoire in France studied the effects of 2.2 grams of either flax or borage oil on a group of healthy women ranging in age from 18-65. Women taking borage oil for several weeks were found to experience 35% less skin reddening than at the onset of the study, while those taking the same equivalent in flax oil experienced a 45% decrease. Both groups received lessened blood flow to the area in response to irritation. After six weeks the groups experienced a 10% decrease in water loss through the skin and decreased in skin roughness and scaling after 12 weeks.

Kerry Ferguson, ND