Once touted as “the King’s Cure-all”, Evening Primrose Oil has been praised for centuries for its healing powers in a wide range of ailments. The secret of the evening primrose is in the seed, which contains the essential fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid). Most of the health benefits of Evening Primrose Oil come from this powerful substance.
GLA is an essential fatty acid that is converted to prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are hormones necessary for many important bodily functions. Most often used in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, to maintain healthy skin and prevent heart disease and stroke.
Research has also shown GLA to be beneficial for a number of conditions including:
- arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis, where studies with GLA show significant improvement in joint stiffness, swelling, and overall discomfort
- skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis where research has shown that eczema may be linked to a GLA deficiency
- cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and high blood cholesterol
- diabetic neuropathy
- improved immune function
- certain forms of cancer
- multiple sclerosis
- premenstrual syndrome
The body becomes depleted of GLA as we age, and also as we consume excessive amounts of trans-fatty acids, saturated fats and food additives. Supplementing with GLA can help restore the youthfulness of skin and hair as well as help improve general well-being.well-being.
100 softgels/1300mg each