Gamma Linoleic Acid
The overall rating for gamma linoleic acid is 3 out of 3 meaning there is evidence that this supplement lives up to its expectations. Using this supplement should lead to positive results.
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for gamma linoleic acid is 3 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is clear on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. Using this supplement will lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for gamma linoleic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Gamma Linoleic Acid
There is one study in the database on gamma linoleic acid; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for gamma linoleic acid as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|reduce acne count||reduce acne severity|
The Supplement Database includes 1 studies on gamma linoleic acid dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 200 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Gamma Linoleic Acid.
|Title of Study|
|Effect of Dietary Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Gamma-linolenic Acid on Acne Vulgaris: A Randomised, Double- blind, Controlled Trial|