Women's Health Benefits
GLA REDUCES PMS CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS

New Zealand Blackcurrants have high levels of  GLA and Omega-3 ALA, and women can help assure optimum health by including these essential fatty acids in their diets, or through supplementation. In particular, a woman’s consumption of essential fatty acids can help relieve symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

An estimated 90% of women suffer from premenstrual symptoms including physical, emotional and behavioral side effects. Symptoms associated with PMS include bloating, cramps changes in appetite and weight fluctuation, breast tenderness, headaches, anxiety, and depression. These monthly hormonal swings disrupt GLA production and it has been revealed that symptoms of PMS can be associated with a deficiency of GLA. The body metabolizes GLA into hormone-like compounds that help regulate body processes at the cellular level, but women suffering from PMS often have an impaired conversion of dietary linoleic acid to GLA.

MENOPAUSAL SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE EASED WITH BLACKCURRANT

Many women between the ages of 40 and 60 find themselves face to face with menopause and more than 85% of women experiencing menopause endure symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, mood swings and insomnia. At the time of menopause, many women have extremely low GLA levels, as the advancement of age usually coincides with a decreased production of GLA in the body.

GLA found in New Zealand Blackcurrants is a precursor to the production of prostaglandins, and their anti-inflammatory activity can reduce the severity of these unwanted menopausal symptoms.