Evening primrose oil contains a concentrated source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a beneficial omega-6 fatty acid that is difficult to obtain from the diet. When converted in the body, it helps regulate inflammation, support platelet aggregation and blood vessel dilation. Under normal circumstances, the body can convert linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid found in nuts, seeds, and most vegetable oils, into GLA. However, many things can interfere with this conversion, such as excess consumption of saturated fat or hydrogenated oils and inadequate intake of certain vitamins and minerals. Certain disease conditions, blood sugar imbalance, and the aging process can also interfere with the conversion. Many diabetics, individuals with inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, and women with PMS have been found to have low levels og GLA, often due to an inferior ability to convert linoleic acid to GLA.
Each softgel contains evening primrose oil with 76 mg of biologically active GLA that has been cold-pressed and is free of hexane or other solvents.
WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing or diagnosed with any illness, consult your health care practitioner before taking any nutritional supplement.
Testing for Essential Fatty Acid levels in the body is recommended to ensure balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9.
*Keep the product out sight and reach of children.
*Store in a cool, dry place at temperature not exceeding 30ºC.