Evening primrose oil is high in ‘omega 6’ fatty acids including linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid. Omega 6 fatty acids have been found to be beneficial in premenstrual syndrome and many women choose to supplement with evening primrose oil around the time of their period or during the menopause. Gla is essential for the production of certain hormones which regulate many body functions such as blood pressure, support of skin health, oxygen metabolism, cell membrane integrity and the reproductive cycle.
Although the body can produce GLA directly from linoleic acid, sometimes the conversion is not very efficient, so a supplement may be of benefit. Fatty acids are as important nutrients as vitamins and minerals, but not all can be made in the body and essential fatty acids have to be supplied in our food or by supplement. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans. Free from yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, starch, lactose, added sugars, colourings, sweeteners and preservatives. Free from genetically modified substances.