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Yes, I have personally used Borage Oil and definitely found it to have at least a small, and more likely a moderate effect in stopping hair loss and potentially regrowing hair. I still continue to use it every day. The reason I believe it is helpful is because one of the important fatty acids in borage (gamma-linolenic acid) is known to be a potent 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. This means that it normalizes, or slows, the conversion of testosterone into DHT which can be one of the primary factors in hair loss.. Inhibition of steroid 5 alpha-reductase by specifi... [biochem J. 1992] - PubMed - NCBI


My recommendation is 240mg of Borage oil per day for men (and up to 480mg per day for women). Certain borage products (I won't name any names, but there are at least a couple) contain this amount in each pill. You said tabs, but it should definitely be softgels, and stored in a refrigerator as soon as you get it to prolong shelf life.

David Rodgers, MS Nutrition

Nutritionist, Hair Loss Author

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