Evening Primrose oil is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a member the omega-6 family of fatty acids. The body makes GLA from linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is found in common vegetable oils with omega-6 content, such as corn oil, canola oil, safflower oil, and sunflower oil. For many North Americans, conversion of linoleic acid to GLA is difficult because their bodies lack adequate levels of vitamins B6, B3, magnesium and zinc. Furthermore, the conversion is blocked in proportion to the amount of trans-fatty acids and saturated fat in one's diet. Supplementing with evening primrose oil, by-passes the need to rely on the biochemical creation of GLA inside the body from linoleic acid.
Evening primrose oil is used to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS), demonstrating meaningful benefits in up to 90% of users. It can help to lower risk for, or manage, arthritis; helps in diabetic neuropathy; improves hair, nails and skin. It can also help lower the risk for stroke and heart attack by lowering platelet stickiness and inappropriate blood clotting.
|Each Softgel Contains:|
|Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis) (seed)||500 mg|
|Gamma-Linolenic Acid||50 mg|
|Cis-Linoleic Acid||325 mg|
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