Glossary

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Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) A fatty acid found primarily in vegetable oils, such as borage oil and evening primrose oil. It helps support the health of the joints, lungs, and nervous system.
Gamma-Terpinene Part of the alkene family and a major component of essential oils made from citrus fruits. It shows strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity in various bodily systems. It’s isolated from a variety of plant sources, such as lemon, cumin, and oregano oil and is also present in grapes, celery, cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, ginger, pepper, and tea.
Gastrointestinal (GI) A series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus, including the stomach and intestines. To learn more about your digestive system, click here!
GC/MS Full name of chromatography mass spectrometry. This is an analytical method that combines the features of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample.
Geranial An oily liquid aldehyde found in oils like lemongrass, citronella, and melissa. It’s known to exhibit insecticidal and repellent properties. To learn more about geranial in lemon myrtle, click here!
Germacrene D A sesquiterpene alkene and major constituent present in the essential oil of clary sage and ylang ylang. It possesses antibacterial properties.
Ginkgo Biloba Also known as the maidenhair tree. It’s one of the oldest trees on the Earth—once part of the flora of the Mesozoic Era. It’s indigenous to China, Japan, and Korea.
Glutathione An antioxidant produced in the human body, plants, animals, fungi, and some bacteria and archaea.
Glycoprotein Any of a class of compounds in which a protein is combined with a carbohydrate group. To learn more about the use of glycoprotein in the dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®, click here!
Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) A part of the immune system present in the gut that includes Peyer’s patches, the appendix, and scattered solitary or isolated lymphoid follicles. It identifies antigens (foreign substances that trigger immune responses in the body) that come into contact with the GI tract.