Primrose Oil (90 softgels)
Used to help relieve the systems of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Eczema or atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions, breast pain during menstruation.
Primrose Oil is Evening Primrose Oil. This oil has long been known to herbalists for its beneficial medicinal properties. It is rich in the Omega 6 series of Essential Fatty Acids.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS (EFA’S) AND THEIR CONNECTION TO EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are vitamin-like substances which can’t be manufactured by the body and therefore need to be provided in the diet. They are vital components of all membrane structures in the body and are also involved in the production of prostaglandins. One of the most important EFA‘s involved in beneficial prostaglandin production is Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).
Known causes of inadequate GLA formation include:
• Diets rich in saturated fats
• Diets rich in processed vegetable oils that contain unusable kinds of fatty acids (trans fatty acids)
• Moderate to high consumption of alcohol
• A deficiency of zinc, magnesium and Vitamin B6
THE BEST EVENING PRIMROSE OIL SUPPLEMENT AVAILABLE
Primrose Oil contains at least 69% cis-linoleic acid (“cis” means that this is a biologically active form) in addition to 9% of the all important Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).* Primrose Oil is assayed for content and purity of formulation. Certificates of assay are available from the company upon request. Because it is costly to produce quality Primrose products, they are on the higher end of the price scale. But once again, the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” certainly applies. A “bogus” Primrose Oil product which contains little or no GLA will not have the beneficial effects of Primrose Oil.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving: % Daily Value
Calories from Fat: 1
Total Fat: 1.3 g. 2%*
Oil of Evening Primrose: 1300 mg. *
yielding Linoleic Acid: 910 mg.
Gamma Linolenic Acid: 117 mg.
Other ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, water.
* Daily Value not established.
Warning: If pregnant or nursing, consult your health care practitioner before taking this product.