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Lotion Said to Supply GLA


Nov 1, 2002

Dry skin that frequently accompanies diabetes can be alleviated by applying lotion to the affected areas-and a lotion that contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can both restore moisture and provide long-term relief, says the president of ShiKai, of Santa Rosa, California.

ShiKai's Borage Dry Skin Therapy uses borage oil, a natural source of GLA. Dr. Dennis T. Sepp, a chemist who founded the company in 1977 and is its sole product developer, explains that the lotion works on the cellular level rather than merely on the skin's surface. "Many chronic dry skin problems result from a deficiency of GLA, an essential fatty acid that is required for the formation and maintenance of healthy skin cell membranes and isn't available in our diet," a company fact sheet notes.

For more information about the dry skin treatment, log on to the company's Web site at www.shikai.com. ShiKai's products also are available at retail outlets such as Long's Drugstores, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods Markets.


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