As we age, our ability to efficiently convert linoleic acid to GLA diminishes. GLA is essential for proper cellular structure and function. Without the right amount of GLA, the consequences will be written all over our faces.
GLA is an essential lipid building block in our skin cells, responsible for cell repair and water retention. Lack of GLA can lead to dry, cracked skin––obvious signs of aging. Clinical studies suggest that for the average person, consuming at least 400 mg of GLA daily can:
- Boost skin moisture levels
- Enhance skin’s smoothness and elasticity
- Restore moisture barrier function
- Minimize wrinkling
Coupling your GLA consumption with a GLA-enriched topical skin moisturizer may lead to even better results.