NOW Evening Primrose Oil 100 softgels

NOW® Evening Primrose Oil contains naturally occuring Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid found in Evening Primrose, Borage, and Black Currant seed oils. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more effeciently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by these dietary sources.

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NOW® Evening Primrose Oil contains naturally occuring Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid found in Evening Primrose, Borage, and Black Currant seed oils. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more effeciently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by these dietary sources. 

Primrose oil is valued for its gamma–linolenic acid  (GLA; 18:3 omega-6) content. GLA is claimed to be effective in reducing inflammation and treating atopic eczema, diabetic neuropathy and certain cancers (McDonald and Fitzpatrick, 1998). GLA rich oils are effective in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, age related diseases and alcoholism (Broadhurst and Winther, 2000). 

In our diets, GLA is obtained from the conversion of the dietary precursor linoleic acid via the action of delta-6-desaturase.  However, impairment of the delta-6-desaturase activity may result in the functional deficiency of GLA and leads to pathogenesis associated with inflammatory, autoimmune and other diseases (Wu and Meydani, 1996). Supplementation with GLA helps in alleviating some of the symptoms of the above health conditions. 

At NOW Foods, Primrose oil is analyzed for its GLA content by performing gas chromatography of methyl esters of fatty acids. We use this method to confirm the identity of Primrose Oil by its unique fatty acid profile and measure the amount of GLA present in it. This is achieved by separating GLA from other fatty acids especially Linoleic and Linolenic acids. Linoleic and Linolenic acids are also present in common oils such as soybean oil, flax oil and walnut oil but GLA is unique to Primrose and some other special oils. The GLA content is accurately measured by using internal standards technique. 

All these steps are taken to assure that our customers get what they are buying Primrose oil for: Authentic Primrose Oil and GLA content more than 9%. 

How is your Super Primrose processed, and is it hexane-free? 

NOW® Super Primrose is extracted by a natural mechanical method (expeller pressed) without the use of hexane or other chemical solvents. Super Primrose is a more potent, concentrated form of Evening Primrose Oil. Evening Primrose Oil is a good source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 essential fatty acid that imparts important health benefits. 

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Information courtesy of NOW Foods 
www.nowfoods.com

Additional Information

Additional Information

Brand NOW Foods
Goal Women's Health
Main ingredient Evening Primrose Oil
Base Flavour No
Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 softgels
Servings Per Container: 33

 

Amount
Per Serving

% Daily
Value*

Total Calories

15 

 

 

   Calories From Fat

15 

 

 

Total Fat

1.5 

g

2%   

   Saturated Fat

g

0%   

   Polyunsaturated Fat

g

 

   Monounsaturated Fat

<0.5 

g

 

Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis) (seed)

1.5 

g

 

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)

135 

mg

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

       

Contains NO hexane, sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.

       

Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water.

 

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 softgels 1-2 times daily with meals.

 

This product contains glycerine which is not a carbohydrate but has 4.32 calories per gram.