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Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

BORAGE (BORAGO OFFICINALIS) SEED OIL, BORAGE SEED OIL, BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL, and OIL OF BORAGE SEED

Oil extracted from the seeds of Borago officinalis, plant originating from Syria and the Mediterranean region.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
89 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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