Organika Evening Primrose Oil, 1000mg, 90 Softgels
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Organika Evening Primrose Oil 1000 mg Details
- High potency EPO with 100mg of GLA.
- Helpful for women experiencing hot flashes.
- Helps reduce pain and inflammation.
- Promotes heart health.
- Freshly cold pressed soft gel capsule.
Organika uses only cold pressed, Canadian source primrose oil. No chemical solvents are used to extract the oil from the seeds. Optimum dose for a strong therapeutic effect.
Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)
Primrose oil contains about 10 percent gamma-linolenic acid, an omega 6 essential fatty acid. The body cannot produce essential fats and they must be taken in through the diet. Your body uses GLA to produce hormone-like substances (eicosanoids) that support cardiovascular health. GLA also helps maintain cholesterol levels because healthy fats build HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is responsible for moving fat, from storage or plaques, into the liver where processing and excretion of fat occurs. By decreasing fatty build-up on arteries it helps to regulate blood pressure
GLA reduces the production of an inflammatory compound called arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid causes pain and inflammation in conditions such as arthritis. GLA helps to make the sheath (myelin) that surrounds the nerves that conduct messages from the brain to the muscles and organs of your body, performing a similar function to the insulation sheathing of electrical wires. If this protective sheath degenerates (as in MS), a "shorting out" of the message that the nerve is carrying occurs.
Since healthy fats play a large role in hormone formation, primrose oil can thus help optimize hormone levels in both men and women. GLA supplements are used to treat atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, arthritis, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, PMS, menopausal discomforts, multiple sclerosis and liver cirrhosis.
Help for Hot Flashes
Hormones are very powerful substances that regulate bodily functions and cause dramatic changes in our health. As estrogen levels decline and fluctuate during the perimenopausal and menopausal periods, the normal balance of this group of hormones is disrupted and typical menopausal symptoms result. Many herbs contain safe and naturally occurring estrogens and can be used as natural hormone replacement therapy without the side effects of conventional HRT. Some of these herbs include: Vitex, dong quai, black cohosh, damiana, soy extracts, licorice and others. Use standardized extract versions of these plants as they are stronger than the raw versions and contain a consistent amount of active ingredient. Progesterone levels can also be optimized with the essential fat supplements primrose oil or borage oil. Both of these contain the essential fat GLA which your body needs to produce progesterone. Both of these work well combined with vitamin E. An imbalance between estrogen and progesterone is largely the reason why women experience hot flashes and an increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
Without the healthy fats cells become porous and chemical or nutrient imbalances can occur. The essential fats also produce chemical messengers, such as hormones, in the body thus, omega 3-6-9 oils help to optimize hormone levels in both men and women. Essential fatty acids have been used to treat eczema, psoriasis, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, menopause and PMS. They also improve hair and skin, prevent blood clots, improve memory and regulate hormone levels.
There are three categories of EFAs, omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9. Vegetable-based combination oils usually contain alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, for omega 3, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), for omega 6 and oleic acid, for omega-9. The sources of the oils are several of the following: flaxseed, borage, black currant, hemp, pumpkin seed, primrose, sunflower or safflower. Some combination oils include fish oils derived from fish such as herring, cod, mackerel, tuna or salmon. These oils give the added benefit of containing docosahexanoic acid, DHA, and eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, two other types of omega 3 fatty acids.
Take 1 Organika Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg softgel capsule three times per day with meals and a glass of water.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Evening Primrose Oil
(Oenothera biennis) (Seed oil) (Containing 10% Gamma Linolenic Acid and 70% Linoleic Acid), Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) (from Soybean oil) 20.1 mg (30 IU)
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Additional Ingredients: Gelatin (Capsule), Glycerine, Purified Water.
Allergy Information: Contains no dairy, egg, artificial colour, artificial sweetener, yeast, wheat, soya, corn, or gluten. Contains bee products.
Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners or anti-psychotics, blood pressure medication, or any herbs/dietary supplements that may lower blood pressure. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a bleeding disorder, vitamin K deficiency; if symptoms persist. Do not use if you are taking black cohosh and/or chasteberry, or phenothiazine. Do not use if you have retinitis pigmentosa, seizure disorder, mania or schizophrenia. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.