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Evening primrose oil (EPO) is the oil extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose plant (Oenothera biennis). The seeds are mechanically pressed to produce the plant oil which is a rich source of omega-6 essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are called Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) and Linoleic acid (LA).
GLA is not naturally produced by the body so many people may find that they need to source it from their diet or supplements. Other sources include blackcurrant seed oil, borage seed oil, and hemp seed oil. The fatty acid is also found in edible hemp seeds, oats and barley. When we take Linoleic acid into our bodies it is metabolised into GLA, which is essential for the production of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins. Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) to two (2) softgels daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use
Evening Primrose Seed Oil 1300mg Providing: Lnoleic Acid 949mg, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) 117mg, Softgel Capsule Shell: gelatin (from bovine), vegetable glycerin (from palm kernel oil and coconut oil
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. Food supplements should not be used instead of a varied balanced diet and lifestyle.
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