Thompsons Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg – Native Americans have long valued the Evening Primrose plant for its healing powers. Scientific research focuses on the therapeutic effect of the oil obtained from its seeds, which contain an omega-6 essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) such as GLA are utilised by the body to make up our basic cellular structure and to form the myelin sheath that insulates nerve cells and ensures the transmission of information to vital organs. EFA’s are part of the mitochondria, the cell ‘battery’ that fules and energises the body, they also supply the precursors to the ‘good’ prostaglandins, which help to reduce inflammation and prevent blood clotting.
Thompson’s New Zealand-sourced Evening Primrose Oil contains 10% GLA and is cold processed to retain the quality of the essential oil, avoiding oxidation.
Indications For Use: Research has been conducted into GLA and the relief of menstrual symptoms such as PMS, cramps, and breast tenderness. One of the leading uses of Evening Primrose Oil is in skin conditions such as eczema, a disorder that may develop when the body has trouble converting fats derived from food into GLA. Recent research looks promising on the use of omega 6 fatty acids in assisting with mood.
How to Use
Adults – One to three capsules daily (with food)