Research Indicates that Evening Primrose Oil may:*
- have positive effects on cardiovascular health
- support breast health
- support healthy weight
- support healthy immune function
- support healthy joint function
- support skin health
Native to North America, the evening primrose is a tiny and short-lived wildflower and not a true primrose. The Europeans found it and took it to Europe. Evening primrose is now grown in 30 or more countries, and the oil pressed from its seed is marketed as a nutritional supplement and as a great source of linoleic acid.*
Evening primrose oil, however, is a source not only of linoleic acid but also of another kind of fatty acid called gamo-lenic acid (also known as gamma linolenic acid, or GLA). This fatty acid, normally manufactured by the body from linoleic acid, is important in many ways. It is transformed by the body eventually into eicosanoids, hormone-like chemicals that include the prostaglandins. Prostaglandins positively contribute to normal physiological processes such as inflammation, blood clotting, and cholesterol synthesis.*
All Evening primrose used in our brands is cold pressed without the use of solvents such as hexane.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Servings per container: 240
|Evening Primrose Oil (seed) (50mg gamma-linolenic acid; 373mg linoleic acid; 72mg oleic, palmitic and stearic acids)||500 mg||**|
**Daily Value has not been established
Other ingredients: Gelatin, purified water, glycerin.
Contains no milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Typical dosage ranges from 2000-4000 mgs. daily
If you have epilepsy or any seizure disorder, schizophrenia, or are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to using evening primrose oil.
May cause headaches and nausea if taken on an empty stomach.