1000mg 10% Gamma Linolenic Acid
OMEGA 6 100% PURE & NATURAL
product has been made using the Wild Evening Primroses harvested
in the clean, unpolluted environment of New Zealand - so called
the last remaining paradise on earth. All products have been strictly
tested for quality by Health Farm.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) in Wild Evening Primroses
So called the Evening Primrose because the light yellow flowers
bloom in the early dawn, this plant is common in Europe and Northern
America and has been named the King's cure-all in Europe. Currently,
the English government has recommended Evening Primrose seed oil
as one of the national health medications.
The main beneficial component of Evening Primrose oil is Gamma-Linolenic
Acid (GLA) which is also present in large amounts in breast milk
as well. Gamma-Linolenic Acid is also found in black currant flower
seed oil, Borage seed oil and other plants. It is also found in
small amounts in some microorganisms. Gamma-Linolenic Acid is
a type of unsaturated fatty acid.
What is Wild Evening Primrose oil?
Omega-3 is found in Salmon oil, while Omega-6 is found in abundance
in Wild Evening Primrose oil. Hence Wild Evening Primrose oil
is often just called Omega-6. This pure plant oil is extracted
from New Zealand's Evening Primroses and contains numerous Essential
Fatty Acids (EFAs) which can only be absorbed from food, as well
as Vitamin E and Gamma-Linolenic Acid which all have beneficial
effects on the human body.
1) GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid)
In our body there are many types of unsaturated fatty acids, one
of which is Gamma-Linolenic Acid. This compound cannot be synthesised
in the body, so must be absorbed from plants. Gamma-Linolenic
Acid is in limited supply from the nature, but is abundant in
breast milk and Natural Wild Evening Primroses.
Gamma-Linolenic Acid is an important unsaturated fatty acid in
our body which converts Omega-6 to Prostaglandin to help with
efficient blood circulation. It helps to control blood pressure,
premenstrual symptoms as well as inflammation. Gamma-Linolenic
Acid also helps to reduce cholesterol levels and prevents thrombosis
formation, which helps a number of cardiovascular disorders and
improves circulation and hormone balance to relieve premenstrual
symptoms in women.
2) EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids)
Essential Fatty Acids are one of the main fatty acids in our body
which have an important function in activating the internal body
functions. These compounds are essential but cannot be synthesized
in the body, so these must be absorbed from outside sources. EFAs
are components of the nervous system and muscle tissue, and are
also an energy source to maintain cell activities. EFAs help to
prevent drying of the skin, and are effective in maintaining the
skin young and healthy. Because of these properties, Primrose
Seed oil has been named the King's cure-all in Europe, and in
England it is used widely as a pharmacologic medication as well
as health supplement.
Efficacy and Benefits:
*Prevents all disorders which result from lack of Prostaglandins
- Gamma-Linolenic Acid produces Prostaglandins.
* Anti-aging properties
*Prevention of obesity - for those who are overweight or who consume
large amounts of animal fat in their diet
* Control of Allergies - atopic dermatitis, asthma
*Maintains healthy skin - the Linolenic Acid in E.P.O is absorbed
into skin cells and has long-lasting beneficial effects on the
subcutaneous layer to give vibrant skin while preventing skin
aging and drying.
*For women at menopause - irregular menstruation cycle, menstruation
symptoms, menstruation abdominal pain
*For those who consume large amounts of alcohol.
It is ideal to take the capsules with breakfast and dinner meals.
For children aged 1-12 years: Take half the adult dosage or as
recommended by the doctor.
For Adults: Take 1-3 capsules per day.
Elderly: Take same dosage as adults.
*Note: As with all other medications, care must be taken in the
first 3 months of pregnancy. It is not recommended to take the
capsules during breast feeding.