Originally from Syria, borage oil is now an essential part of the natural beauty kit. Used for centuries in herbal medicine, it is particularly recognized for its benefits on the skin, hair and nails. So, when to take a borage oil supplement? Which borage food supplement should I choose? How to take borage capsules? Sybarel answers all your questions!
What is borage oil?
Borage oil is a beauty product made from an annual plant called Borago Officinalis. Borage is a member of the Boraginaceae family and can be recognized by its blue star-shaped flowers.
From the beginning of the 1st century, borage leaves were already used for their depurative and sudorific properties.
In the Middle Ages, borage was considered a magical and aphrodisiac plant. Indeed, she gave reassurance to men who wanted to be successful with women. The Greeks therefore called this plant Euphrosine, for its high alkaloid content, thus having euphoric effects.
A true concentrate of benefits and flavors, borage is ideal to integrate into a 100% natural beauty routine. In detail, borage oil contains:
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 18 to 19% oleic (Omega 9);
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 35 to 40% linolenic, 18 to 30% linolenic gammas (Omega 6) and 0.2% linolenic alphas;
Saturated fatty acids: 12 to 22% palmitic and 77 to 88% stearic;
Vitamins A, D, E, K;
Today, borage oil is particularly appreciated for its properties which act on the health of the skin, hair and nails.
How is borage oil made?
Borage oil is produced from the seeds of this plant, following the flowering period. It is important that it is extracted by first cold pressing in order to preserve its many qualities.
How to consume borage oil?
Borage oil can be consumed as a dietary supplement, working from the inside, for visible results on the outside. It can also be packaged in a bottle for external use on the skin, nails or hair.
What are the benefits of borage?
Borage oil has many beauty benefits. It is particularly renowned for its benefits on the skin, hair and nails, but it also has many interesting health properties. For example, it prevents cardiovascular disease and alleviates rheumatic pain.
What are the benefits of borage on the skin?
Whether it is a borage oil dietary supplement or a bottle of pure borage oil, its benefits on the skin are numerous.
First, borage oil has many antioxidant properties, and can therefore be used in the loss of elasticity of the epidermis, prevention of the appearance of wrinkles and dehydration of the skin.
It has nutritive, softening and regenerating qualities, ideal for mature, wrinkled, fragile skin or marked by stretch marks and scars. Extremely rich in fatty acids, vitamins and phytosterols, a food supplement with borage oil will be the best ally for dry skin.
It precisely helps to limit water loss in the skin so that it is firmer and elastic. Borage oil is also renowned for its ability to relieve skin conditions, prevent eczema and reduce atopic dermatitis (for the less advanced forms).
Studies have indeed shown that the gamma-linolenic acid present in this oil helps to calm, soothe and sensitive skin and prone to irritation / itching.
Borage oil to be taken orally as a dietary supplement as well as externally is also an excellent anti-aging. It contributes to the renewal of skin cells and thus limits the aging of the skin.
Borage oil, an ideal remedy against stretch marks
Borage oil is an ideal natural remedy for stretch marks, but it works mainly to prevent them. Thanks to its restorative and regenerative properties, as well as its ability to help the skin to rehydrate, it can also be used when stretch marks are already installed.
However, that does not mean that it will make them go away. Borage oil will simply regenerate the epidermis, hydrate it and slightly improve the appearance of stretch marks. So this is the whole point of using borage oil for prevention or from their first appearances.
If you suffer from dry skin, or if you are about to take medications that may cause weight gain, you can anticipate the appearance of stretch marks by opting for a borage oil dietary supplement.
What are the benefits of borage on the hair?
Taking a borage oil supplement may be effective if your hair is dry, brittle, tired, and dull, or if you are prone to hair loss. In fact, borage oil is known to restore strength, shine and shine to hair.
Moreover, its composition makes it particularly effective in stimulating hair growth. It can also be applied in hair care, on the tips and lengths of the hair. In addition, it helps to tighten the scales of the hair, making them more flexible and resistant.
What are the benefits of borage on the nails?
Borage oil can be used internally to effectively repair and strengthen brittle or fragile nails. It can also be applied directly to the nails, in an oil bath or in a massage. Its restorative properties allow you to say goodbye to your damaged nails once and for all!
Other health benefits of borage oil
Besides its beauty qualities, borage oil also has many health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, which allows it in particular to reduce periodontal inflammation and those of the gums.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are also recognized for their benefit in rheumatic pain caused by arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. A study conducted in 2011 showed that borage oil was effective against this type of disease.
Several patients have reported improvement in pain, stiffness and tenderness in the joints. Thanks to its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, it is also an effective natural treatment for cardiovascular problems.
When to do a borage oil cure?
As a dietary supplement, borage oil is ideal for taking care of your skin, hair and nails on a daily basis. Presented in the form of capsules or capsules, it allows you to benefit from its moisturizing, antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
We recommend that you do a borage oil cure internally for 3 to 4 weeks, three times a year. However, borage oil is not recommended for people with hypotension, on anti-coagulant treatment or in the event of hormone-dependent pathologies.
How to take borage capsules?
Borage oil as a dietary supplement is available in the form of capsules or capsules. It can be used internally, as a capsule treatment or pure in a bottle, or externally as a topical application. Internally, it is recommended to perform cures of 500 mg to 2 g per day on average.
Our opinion on borage oil food supplements
At Sybarel, above all, we advocate natural beauty. For dehydrated skin, damaged hair, or brittle nails, cold-pressed borage oil is one of the best remedies.
Borage oil contains vitamin E, which helps protect the body's cells against oxidative stress. Being an excellent source of omega-6, it helps maintain beautiful skin and fight against the signs of aging.
Feedback from people who have taken borage oil as a dietary supplement are as follows:
the skin is nourished;
the elasticity of the skin is restored;
hair is strengthened, shiny
hair loss is reduced;
nails are revitalized and less brittle;
rheumatic pains are improved.
Can borage oil as a dietary supplement help with weight loss?
Borage oil is sometimes incorrectly associated with weight gain. Rich in nutrients, however, it allows the body to function well, and this is what allows it to act as an appetite suppressant, which can therefore help with weight loss.
Indeed, borage oil is one of the most versatile oils known to date. It is also known that y-linolenic acid causes less accumulation of body fat compared to other vegetable oils found on the market.
Which borage oil should I choose?
Do you want to buy borage oil? First, it is necessary to choose 100% natural borage oil. It must be obtained from the seeds extracted from the first cold pressing to be sure that the benefits of essential fatty acids (A.G.E.) are preserved.
Next, it is important to ensure the quality of the borage oil. So you have to pay attention to certain details like the method of harvesting, conservation, processing, etc.
Borage oil should be free from added chemicals. By this we mean substances considered to be dangerous, such as endocrine disruptors, which do no good for your body.
Pressing the seeds should be done without heating so as not to lose essential elements. The seeds must not have undergone refining and processing. Finally, there must be no conservatives.
Why choose our borage oil SYBAREL food supplement?
Our borage food supplement is ideal for dry, devitalized or mature skin. Very effective against skin aging, it restores suppleness and elasticity to the skin.
Harvested and packaged in France, our seeds contain an oil rich in fatty acids, which helps prevent the signs of aging and help reduce wrinkles.
The food supplement borage oil Sybarel also helps to strengthen brittle nails and fragile hair. To preserve the benefits of the oil, the borage seeds are cold pressed.
In addition, our borage capsules are presented in an eco-friendly glass packaging with a recyclable cap, which allows you to take care of the planet at the same time as taking care of your health!
What are the benefits of borage and evening primrose oil combined?
Evening primrose also has pride of place in herbal medicine. Indeed, if it tends to be forgotten, it is nevertheless very effective for the skin, hair and nails, just like borage. It indeed has virtues similar to this one.
Combined in a food supplement, borage oil and evening primrose oil are particularly useful for fighting skin aging. They are also used to facilitate cell regeneration, hydrate and soften the skin, as well as the mucous membranes.
Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, borage oil is useful for strengthening skin appendages. For its part, evening primrose oil, rich in unsaturated fatty acids but also in vitamin E, will be more useful in case of hormonal disorders, especially during menopause because it relieves hot flashes and breast pain.
Our food supplement borage oil and evening primrose SYBAREL
Do you want to benefit from the virtues of evening primrose oil and borage oil for enhanced action? Our borage and evening primrose food supplement will be your best ally in the fight against skin aging, hair loss or brittle nails.
A 100% natural food supplement, from which borage and evening primrose seeds are cold pressed to extract the oil. Packaged in France, they fully respect your health and the environment.
Evening primrose is also known for its anti-inflammatory powers, making it an effective natural remedy for acne, psoriasis or eczema. Anti-wrinkle, moisturizing, soothing, it is ideal for treating skin problems.
As for virgin borage oil, it brings vitality to your skin, but also to your hair and nails. It has twice the Omega-6 content of evening primrose oil!
When to take evening primrose and borage?
If you want to benefit from the virtues of evening primrose and borage oil in one and the same food supplement, we recommend that you take 2 or 3 capsules per day, with meals. Evening primrose and borage oil in synergy are indeed very interesting for nourishing your skin and hair in depth, as well as for preventing the signs of aging.