Black Currant Seed Oil

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Black Currant Seed Oil Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Black currant seed oil has the bility to reduce prostaglandin production.
    - Am J Clin Nutr 1999 Oct;70(4):536-43 -- Effect of dietary supplementation with black currant seed oil on the immune response of healthy elderly subjects. -- Wu D, Meydani M, Leka LS, Nightingale Z, Handelman GJ, Blumberg JB, Meydani SN.

  • Significant reductions in blood pressure were obtained in study on diets enriched with GLA oils.
    - : Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 1993 Oct;49(4):809-14 -- Comparative study of diets enriched with evening primrose, black currant, borage or fungal oils on blood pressure and pressor responses in spontaneously hypertensive rats. -- Engler MM.

  • May increase absorption of aluminum.
    - Acta Pharmacol Toxicol (Copenh) 1985 Apr;56(4):331-6 -- Influence of dietary factors on aluminium absorption and retention in the brain and bone of rats.

  • High doses may cause headache or stomach upset.

  • May lower seizure threshold.

last update: March 2014

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