♦ Product Description:
Thompson's Evening Primrose Oil 300 Capsules:
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 fuels 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 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.
EPO can be applied topically to the skin or added to food when treating children.
Female Hormone Balance
Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg
Adults - One to three capsules daily (with food), or as professionally prescribed.
The average recommended therapeutic dose for adults is 3000mg daily.
♦ Precautions and contra-indications:
Side effects are rare, however nausea may be avoided by taking EPO with food. Several sources recommend not using EPO in temporal lobe epilepsy.