This cold pressed Organic Evening Primrose Oil is made from seeds of the Evening Primrose Plant (Oenothera biennis L.).
It has been extracted using an expeller type press and so contains no solvent residues. This oil has been produced in a GMO/GE free production process.

 

Premium Evening Primrose Oil 1,000mg 180 Capsules

What do customers look for when buying organic?
An organic certification mark, such as the one provided by AsureQuality, gives consumers absolute confidence that the product they are buying has been produced according to exact principals all the way from 'paddock to plate'.
An important part of this quality control is that the 'purity' of the produce can be traced through all steps of the supply chain. Products certified organic by AsureQuality are given a unique organic customer number that enables this level of product traceability. In addition, aware that consumers are constantly demanding extra safeguards, AsureQuality goes one step further and requires multi-residue testing of randomly selected organic produce to further assure organic authenticity.

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) in Wild Evening Primroses
So called the Evening Primrose because the yellow flowers only open in the evening, hence their common name. Evening Primrose is a common wildflower found in North America, Europe, and parts of Asia. This plant was used by Native Americans and early settlers as a nutritional support and to treat against conditions such as sore throats, stomachaches, hemorrhoids, and bruises. Evening Primrose has also been used medicinally in Europe since the seventeenth century. Currently, this oil has once again become popular for its medicinal properties, and is now a common dietary supplement.
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.

Dosage:
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.