ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTION OF DGLA REDUCING TNF ALPHA LEVELS – (11-03-03)

Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid inhibits tumour necrosis factor-alpha production by human leucocytes independently of cyclooxygenase activity

I realize this is a long title, but this article demonstrates a potent anti-inflammatory action of DGLA (found in high levels in borage oil) via reduction in TNF-alpha levels. Recall the newest rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease drugs inhibit TNF-alpha action. I have strong concerns with long term use of these new drugs, especially when we are seeing more and more natural approaches that achieve the same ends without indiscriminate shutdown of an essential portion of the immune system that is known to fight off infections and cancer.

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