Evening Primrose Oil
Vendor: Medi Herb
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The essential fatty acid (GLA) found in Evening Primrose oil is essential for proper balance of prostaglandin metabolism. Promotes a healthy balance of prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are needed to help the body maintain good health. One particular PUFA, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is metabolized in the liver to form longer-chain fatty acids, such as dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA). DGLA is used by the body to form other important chemicals (hormone-like substances) known as prostaglandins. Healthy levels of GLA in the body are associated with good health and well being. This may be due to the beneficial prostaglandins (such as prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) produced in certain tissues of the body from DGLA. PGE1 helps tissues to maintain healthy fluid levels, and is associated with healthy blood vessels.
Unsaturated fatty acids are very sensitive to damage from heat. Cold-pressed oils are extracted from the plant part (in the case of Evening Primrose Oil, from the seed) in a mechanical press without using external heat during the pressing process. This means the natural profile of the oil is retained after extraction and the amount of oxidation and other chemical alteration is kept to a minimum.