Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil
The Evening Primrose is a plant (Oenothera biennis) and it has been commonly known as “tree primrose” and “sun drop”. It was often used for stomach and liver complaints, coughs and female disorders. Evening primrose oil is an oil rich in essential fatty acids; polyunsaturated fats that are as essential as vitamins and minerals for the maintenance of good health.
Many of us cannot convert LA to GLA efficiently. Dietary deficiencies( lack in adequate levels of vitamins B6 and B3, as well as magnesium and zinc), disease conditions, processed oils, trans fatty acids, heated oils, alcohol, aging, viral infections and sugar consumption block, slow down, or interfere with the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of LA to GLA. The result is that virtually all North Americans are deficient in GLA. Supplementing with evening primrose oil can enrich the body¹s GLA supply and restore the production of beneficial prostaglandins derived from GLA. Research completed over the last 20 years has confirmed that supplementation with evening primrose oil has beneficial effects.
Women with PMS may have a deficiency of prostaglandin E1 at the central nervous system and in other tissue such as breast tissue. Supplementing with GLA may raise the body’s production of this prostaglandin. The most popular and scientifically documented method is to supplement with GLA in the form of evening primrose oil. Rigorous scientific studies have shown that supplementing with evening primrose oil has a significant effect on symptoms of PMS. Evening primrose oil also dramatically relieves premenstrual breast pain and tenderness.
Evening Primrose Oil: Essential fatty acids(EFA) have a unique role during pregnancy because of the rapid development of new cell growth, new tissues, and new organ systems in a developing fetus. Fetal development is associated with a high EFA requirement, and this supply is dependent on the amount and availability of EFAs from the mother. Prostaglandins are also involved in the development and clinical expression of pre-eclampsia (the simultaneous occurrence of the clinical triad of hypertension, edema and protein in the urine at any time during the course of the pregnancy). These prostaglandins are modulators of vascular smooth muscle tone and platelet aggregation (blood platelets sticking together). Pre-eclampsia is characterized by increased vasoconstriction, frequently associated with increased platelet aggregation, reduced uteroplacental blood flow, and premature delivery. In a placebo-controlled clinical trial, a group of pregnant women receiving a combination of evening primrose oil and fish had a significantly lower incidence of edema.
High blood pressure (a reading above 140/90) is another risk factor for heart disease. More than 60 double-blind studies have demonstrated that either fish oil supplements or flaxseed oil are effective in lowering blood pressure. Again, we would be wise not to forget about the potential of evening primrose oil in this regard. In a study combining provita nutrition evening primrose oil and fish oil supplementation, blood pressure was significantly lowered when compared to evening primrose oil plus sunflower and evening primrose oil plus flax oil.
Provita Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil Contains:
- Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis) ………………………500mg
- Containing: Minimum 10% Gamma Linolenic Acid
- Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) …………………….10.05 mg AT* (15 IU)
- *AT=Alpha-(a) Tocopherol
Provita Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil Highlights:
- Evening Primrose oil is used to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Improves hair, nails and skin
- Lowers platelet stickiness and inappropriate blood clotting
Provita Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil Dosage:
- Take 2 soft gel capsules 3 times per day with food or milk.
Provita Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil Cautions:
- Consult your health care practitioner before taking EPO-1000, especially if you are pregnant or nursing.
- Keep out of reach of children.