Borago - Information

Yam root with diosgenin has been shown to relieve menopausal symptoms

Yam Dioscorea villosa has been shown to balance the hormones in menopausal symptoms. Yam root has a long and well-documented history as a medicinal plant among South American Indians. The yam root is used in North and Central America and during the 1940s the plant also caught the interest of scientists. The plant's roots and tubers were found to contain an interesting substance called diosgenin.

Balances the hormones

Diosgenin contains precursors to what the researchers call the "mother hormone" DHEA. The fact that the term "mother hormone" is used is because DHEA can be converted into several hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and cortisol. Yam root is one of the plants known to naturally contain the highest concentration of phytonutrients – a substance that is 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 mapped the importance of these nutrients for women with symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Vitamin B6 contributes to regulating 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 normal skin.

Rich source of GLA

Borago, or borage, has a high content of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Normally, people talk about evening primrose oil and blackcurrant oil as good sources of GLA. But the fact is that borage/borago 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 research focusing on GLA.