Weight Management

Globally, there are more than one billion overweight adults, and with recent diet pill scares and recalls, consumers are now searching for healthier and natural alternatives for shedding the extra pounds. Individuals with GLA deficiencies have a higher percent of body fat, and adding a GLA supplement, like black currant seed oil, to the diet may help balance this deficiency and lead to weight loss.


Studies have proven that GLA can also reduce body fat, boost metabolism, and burn more calories when compared to individuals not taking a GLA supplement. Research also suggests that GLA can stimulate the body’s sodium pump, which can use up to 50% of the body’s total caloric intake.

In one specific study, individuals lost between 9.6 and 11.4 pounds over a 6-week period while taking a GLA supplement. GLA affects the enzymes that increase the metabolism of fat and glucose. This essential fatty acid also has the potential to elevate levels of serotonin, the brain chemical that contributes to the feeling of fullness. Thus, GLA not only helps to reduce body fat, but may also work as a natural appetite suppressant.

Along with the high GLA content found in New Zealand Blackcurrants, this King of Berries also contains a suitable amount of ALA, which is involved in the fat burning process by increasing the body’s metabolic rate.