Skin, Weight & Hormone Support

By Jackie Cartier
March 1, 2018

GLA.jpgDo you struggle with dry skin and hair, painful PMS symptoms, or you just can’t lose those last five pounds? You might be deficient in GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA is part of the omega-6 family that our bodies need to thrive.  It nourishes your cells and decreases inflammation. Without it, your skin, hormones and metabolism can suffer.

GLA can be most effective for these three things:

  • Skin – GLA promotes hydration and elasticity inside and out. Cracking skin, dry hair and brittle nails may indicate that you need more fats like GLA. GLA can help with dermatitis, incontinence, and asthma. In all cases, GLA supports tissue health.
  • Weight – Simply put, your body needs the right kind of fats to lose fat. Research has found that essential fatty acids, like GLA, may help with weight loss.
  • PMS & Menopause – If you experience PMS or menopausal symptoms, you may benefit from GLA because it has been found to support hormonal balance.

If any of the above health concerns, we’d encourage you to give GLA a try. Some clients see results with two softgels a day, while others may need six softgels. For more support with your health, schedule a nutrition consultation with one of our nutritionist and dieticians .

About the author

Jackie Cartier is Content Strategy Manager for Nutritional Weight & Wellness. She was once a client, seeking natural solutions to her achy runner knees and hormonal imbalances. From then she was hooked and eventually ended up on their team, spreading the real food message on the blog and through social media. 

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How do you know if you are deficient in GLA? Is there a test to determine that? I have dry skin, nails and hair. Are there foods that have GLA in them? I eat pretty healthy.....mostly whole foods and rarely any gluten.

March 14, 2018 at 5:34 pm


The gold standard to understand if you are low in GLA, is to assess your symptoms.  If you have chronic dry “alligator” skin, poor nail health and dry, unmanageable hair, you may be low in GLA.

We may recommend supplementing with 3000-4000mg per day for 3 months. Be mindful of changes.  

You may eat foods high in GLA, it can be found in nuts/seeds, leafy greens and grass-fed meats to also help.   

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