- Women's health
- Supporting hormonal balance
- Skin health
- Heart health
Pressed at low temperature, NZ Pure Health Evening Primrose Oil is a premium quality, New Zealand natural, virgin oil. It is rich in the Omega 6 essential fatty acid - gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which supports healthy skin and hormonal balance for women. NZ Pure Health Evening Primrose Oil is beneficial for regulating many of our bodily functions including promoting hormone balance, joint health, heart function and clear skin.
|Each NZ Pure Health Evening Primrose Oil soft gel capsule contains:|
|Evening Primrose Oil||1000mg||Evening Primrose Oil capsule|
|This product contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives|
Take one (1) or two (2) capsules daily as a dietary food supplement or as professionally advised.
For acute problems take up to six (6) capsules a day.
If on prescription medication, especially Warfarin or blood thinner medication and epilepsy drugs, check with your healthcare professional first.
What is NZ Pure Health evening primrose oil?
Evening primrose oil is extracted from the evening primrose plant (Oenothera biennis), a wildflower found in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. The plant's pale yellow flowers open in the evening--hence its common name--and its seeds have the special fatty oil that is used in healing today.
Native Americans and the early settlers gathered the plant and its root to treat such ailments as hemorrhoids, stomach ache, sore throat and bruises. It took modern research to unveil the therapeutic power contained within the seed oil: an essential fatty acid (EFA) called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Once processed in the body, GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid, exerts anti-inflammatory and other healing actions.
Evening primrose oil is certainly not the only source of GLA; various foods actually contain small amounts of it and the body produces GLA on its own from a number of dietary fats. But evening primrose oil offers an unusually concentrated source, with 7% to 10% of its fatty acids available in the form of GLA. Interestingly, borage oil features even more GLA (20% to 26%) and black currant oil offers rich stores as well (14% to 19%), but their effectiveness and safety for many ailments has not been as intensively examined as evening primrose oil. Nonetheless, some people prefer borage and black currant oils because they require a lower dose (at less total cost) for the same amount of GLA.
The remarkably rich stores of GLA in evening primrose oil are what make it so valuable in healing. Taken internally, the body converts GLA into prostaglandins. These hormone like compounds help regulate various body functions, controlling inflammation in some cases and promoting it in others. The prostaglandins produced from GLA fall into the anti-inflammatory category. Cell membranes also rely on the presence of GLA.
Specifically, evening primrose oil may help to:
- Relieve the discomforts of PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menstruation, endometriosis and fibrocystic breasts
- Ease joint pain and swelling from rheumatoid arthritis
- Prevent diabetes-associated nerve damage
- Reduce the symptoms of eczema
- Help treat acne and rosacea
- Alleviate inflammation associated with lupus
- Combat damage from multiple sclerosis
- Treat Alzheimer's-related memory deficiencies
- Protect against the effects of aging
- Counter impotence and female infertility
- Nourish hair, skin and nails
- Prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms