Evening Primrose Oil 500mg 120's
It is called Evening Primrose Oil because it is made from the yellow Primrose a flower which opens at dusk. It is a wildflower which grows in North America and Europe. People of those lands valued the evening primrose plant for its healing powers and used its roots for medicinal purposes in the treatment of bruises, haemorrhoids, sore throats and stomach aches. But the use of its seed oil, which contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is relatively recent. Today, research focuses on the therapeutic effect of the oil from its seeds. GLA is an essential fatty acid which the body converts to hormone like compounds called prostaglandins, which regulate several bodily functions.
Although the body can make GLA from other types of fat you consume, there is no one food which has appreciable amounts of GLA. Evening primrose oil provides a concentrated source with 7 to 10% of its fatty acids in the form of GLA. The other sources of GLA, like Borage seed and blackcurrant seed oil contain higher amounts of GLA , but they also have a higher percentage of other fatty acids which may interfere with GLA absorption. Most studies have been carried out with evening primrose oil. Most evening primrose oil caps come with Vit E added to prevent the breakdown of these essential fatty acids.
It may assists with:
- Arthritic pain
- Skin problems
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Concentration problems
- Eczema, allergic skin conditions
- Diabetes especially with neuropathies
- Menstrual disorders, endometriosis
- Minimize acne
What it benefits
It alleviates pain caused by the various forms of arthritis. The body produces several types of prostaglandins. Some promote inflammation, others control it. The GLA in evening primrose oil is directly converted to important anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, which accounts for most of the supplementâ€™s therapeutic effects. In addition, GLA is an important component of cell membranes.
In people with diabetes, GLA has been shown to help prevent nerve damage (neuropathy), a common complication of the disease. After one yearâ€™s treatment with GLA studies have shown a reduction in numbness, tingling, and loss of sensation.
- Generally 2 to 6 caps a day.
- For Raynaudâ€™s disease you may need to take evening primrose oil for 3 months before noticing any effect.
|Product||No caps||Each cap contains||Dosage|
|Omega-6||120||Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA)||100mg|
|Linoleic Acid (LA)||700 mg|
|Natural Vitamin E||1 mg|
|Total weight||1000 mg|