This in turn can lead to severe pain and damage to organs.
Borage oil (starflower), extracted from the seed of the blue, star shaped borage flower, is gaining much attention by alternative health practitioners and mainstream medicine alike for its profound medicinal properties.
Whereas the oil is getting all the credit, it is actually the oil's active component, gamma linoleic acid (GLA), that has drawn the interest of researchers.
Other plant forms and food concentrates that contain appreciable amounts of GLA include blackcurrant seed oil and spirulina.
A body with a healthy biochemistry has the ability to produce GLA from the most essential fat linoleic acid.
They do however have to be careful when doing things where there is less oxygen than normal such as scuba diving, activities at high altitude and under general anaesthetics.
If both copies of the haemoglobin gene carry instructions to make sickle haemoglobin then this will be the only type of haemoglobin they can make and sickled cells can occur.
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