A Healthy Dose of Metabolism-Boosting, Anti-Inflammatory GLA August 01 2014

Recently popularized by Dr. Oz as a solution to dealing with stubborn belly fat, GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) is an omega-6 fatty acid that is found mostly in plant-based oils such as Bo’s Own Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil.

While omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for optimal health, our bodies can’t make them, so we have to consume through food. Along with omega-3s, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as growth and development. They stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain reproductive systems.

GLA is said to reduce inflammation and have rejuvenating properties, increasing cell resilience and moistening the fatty layer beneath the skin, which can help deliver a multitude of benefits such as soothing dry skin, combating wrinkles, and strengthening brittle nails.

To date, clinical research trials suggest that GLA may even be useful in treating conditions such as:

Diabetic neuropathy,
Rheumatoid arthritis,
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
High blood pressure,
PMS and menopausal symptoms,
Eczema, and

So, what about that belly fat? Dr. Oz maintains that GLA supports a healthy metabolism and facilitates fat burning by sending calming chemicals to the body’s fat cells, signaling them to give up some of their fat stores. Whether it can give you a weight loss boost or not, by incorporating hemp into your diet on a regular basis, you can be sure you’re getting a healthy dose of GLA!