Evening Primrose Oil is a source of the essential fatty acids gamma linolenic acid and linoleic acid. It may help to support women's hormonal health, joint health and healthy skin. All cells throughout the human body are enveloped by a membrane composed chiefly of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that play a major role in cellular function. A deficiency of EFAs makes it virtually impossible for cell membranes to perform the vital task of acting as a selective barrier to regulate the passage of certain materials in (i.e. nutrients, water) and out (i.e. waste products, toxin) of the cell. Evening Primrose Oil contains the omega-6 EFA, gamma linolenic acid (GLA). EFA deficiency can affect all organs in the body and is especially important to support the health of the skin, the bronchial system, our circulatory system, hormonal balance, response to allergens and healthy joints.
Key Ingredients Active Ingredients in each gelatin capsule:
Evening Primrose Oil 1000 mg
Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) 100 mg
Other fatty acids (including linolenic acid and oleic acid) 900 mg
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl) 1 mg
No added: gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, artificial colours or preservatives.
Dosage Adults: 1 to 2 capsules, 2 to 3 times daily.
As a maintenance dose, take 1 capsule once or twice daily.
Precautions Epilepsy - A study has shown that supplemental GLA may increase the tendency of epileptic patients to have seizures. Affected individuals may want to consider using omega - 3 (fish oil) as a source of essential fatty acids.