* *ADVISORY* *Gamma-linolenic acid should not be used by patients on anti-seizure medications or blood thinners, such as warfarin. As with all supplements, if you decide to use gamma-linolenic acid, make sure to discuss it beforehand with your health care provider.
DOSAGE:The typical dosage of gamma-linolenic acid for eczema and breast discomfort is 200-400 mg daily, corresponding to 2-4 g evening primrose oil or 1-2 g borage oil. Rheumatoid arthritis was treated with doses up to 3000 mg, obtainable only from purified gamma-linolenic acid.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that while gamma-linolenic acid shows early promise for treating eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, and breast discomfort, further research is required for a stronger recommendation. If you do elect to try it, discuss your decision with your doctor, and observe carefully for changes to your health.