- For hormonal balance
- For a calm menopause with a balanced mood
- For the skin
- 1-2 capsules per day is enough
Borago is a product that, by its composition, targets the skin and the hormonal balance. With yam root that contributes to a calm and comfortable menopause with a balanced mood. The inclusion of biotin contributes to normal skin and vitamin B6 helps to regulate hormonal activity. Borago also contains organic cold-pressed borage oil fortified with vitamin E to protect the body's cells against oxidative stress. Borage is nature's richest source of GLA, gamma-linolenic acid, which is appreciated by women of all ages.
Yam with diosgenin has been shown to relieve menopausal symptoms
Dioscorea villosa yam has been shown to balance hormones in menopausal patients. Yam has a long and well-documented history as a medicinal plant among South American Indians. Yam is used in North and Central America and in the 1940s the plant also caught the interest of scientists. The roots and tubers of the plant were found to contain an interesting substance called diosgenin.
Diosgenin contains precursors to what scientists call the "mother hormone" DHEA. The term "parent hormone" is used because DHEA can be converted into a number of hormones such as oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone and cortisol. Yam is one of the plants known to naturally contain the highest concentrations of phytonutrients - a substance needed for phytoestrogens to work optimally.
Support of vitamin B6 and biotin
Eleixir Borago is supplemented with vitamin B6 and biotin. The European Food Safety Authority has identified the importance of these nutrients for women with symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Vitamin B6 helps to regulate hormonal activity. At the same time, B6 and biotin work together to maintain normal psychological function. These vitamins have also been shown to be important in maintaining normal mucous membranes and skin.
Rich source of GLA
Borago, or borage, is high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Typically, evening primrose oil and blackcurrant oil are talked about as good sources of GLA. But in fact, borage contains about 20% GLA, which is about twice as much as other sources of GLA. It is this high GLA content that makes borage so interesting for GLA-focused research.
|DECLARATION PER DAILY DOSE||1 capsule||DRI||2 capsules||DRI*|
|Borage oil||1000 mg||**||2000 mg||**|
|-of which polyunsaturated fatty acids||602 mg||**||1204 mg||**|
|-from GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)||220 mg||**||440 mg||**|
|Jamsrot||60 mg||**||120 mg||**|
|-from Diosgenin||12 mg||**||24 mg||**|
|Lecitin||50 mg||**||100 mg||**|
|Vitamin E||12 mg||100 %||24 mg||200 %|
|Rosemary extract||5 mg||**||10 mg||**|
|vitamin B6||1.6 mg||114 %||3.2 mg||228 %|
|Biotin||30 µg||60 %||60 µg||120 %|
|*% of daily reference intake **DRI not established|
Ingredients: borage oil(Borago Officinalis), yam(Dioscorea villosa), lecithin (from soy), vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopherol), antioxidant: rosemary extract(Rosmarinus officinalis), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), biotin (D-biotin).
Capsule: fish gelatin.
Recommended daily intake for adults: 2 capsules/day for 3 months, then 1 capsule/day. Should be taken with a meal.
Number of doses per pack: 36/72
Recommended daily intake should not be exceeded. Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a varied diet but should be combined with a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Store in a dry place at room temperature, protected from sunlight. Keep out of the reach of small children.
|Product type||Food supplements|
|Durability and storage||Store in a dry place at room temperature, protected from sunlight. Keep out of the reach of small children. Shelf life 24 months.|
|Batch labeling||Best before, and batch number is next to the barcode.|
|Animal origin||YES - fish|
|Ok for Pregnant & Breastfeeding||NO|
|Certifications||FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), EFTA (European Free Trade Association)|
|Plastic/plastic (regarding packaging)||NO|
Aren't the ingredients in Borago and WoHo a bit the same?
-Yes they are similar. The difference is that WoHo contains sage and Borago has double the amount of all substances, which makes the capsules in Borago larger. The daily dose is therefore different. You take 4 capsules of WoHo to achieve the same dose as 2 capsules of Borago, but as many people have difficulty with larger capsules, WoHo is a good alternative.
Can Borago be taken during pregnancy?
- We believe that Borago should not be used/recommended in the context of pregnancy. In a search on WebMD, among others, it is not recommended for pregnant women.