Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg 300 Capsules by Thompsons
10% GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
Thompson's Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) may be useful in the relief of menstrual conditions such as PMS, cramps, breast tenderness and endometriosis. The painful and debilitating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may also be eased with the use of EPO.
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.
Research has been conducted into GLA and the relief of menstrual conditions such as PMS, cramps, breast tenderness and endometriosis. Studies show that people suffering from the inflammatory pain of rheumatoid arthritis may find relief with the use of EPO.
EPO has been shwon to help prevent and treat neuropathy or nerve damage related to diabetes. One of the leading uses of Evening Primrose Oil is in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, a disorder that may develop when the body has trouble converting fats derived from food into GLA. For this reason, other conditions that involve inflammation such as rosacea, acne and muscle pain may also be alleviated with EPO.
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.
NB: while other sources of GLA, like borage and blackcurrent oil may contain higher amounts, there is doubt surrounding their biological activity, resulting in these forms being less clinically effective than Evening Primrose Oil.
Evening Primrose Oil may be useful in the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, as well as other conditions that involve inflammation such as roseacea, acne and muscle pain.
EPO can be applied topically to the skin or added to food when treating children. The average recommended therapeutic dose for adults is 3000mg daily.
- May assist in promoting normal blood circulation.
- May help in the relief of premenstrual symptoms.
- May be beneficial for maintaining healthy skin.
- May assist in the maintenance or improvement of general wellbeing.
Evening primrose oil
- equiv. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
Directions: Adults: One to three capsules daily (with food), or as professionally prescribed.
Cautions: Use only as directed and always read the label. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner
Side effects rare, however nausea may be experienced, this can be avoided by taking EPO with food. Several sources recommend not using EPO in temporal lobe epilepsy. No drug-herb interactions have been reported
No added corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, soy, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colouring, flavouring and preservatives
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.
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