Evening primrose oil is obtained from its cold-pressed ripe seeds. In this process, the oil retains all the pharmacological elements found in the seeds. The most important pharmacological active ingredients in this oil are first and foremost the polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic and gamma-linolenic and up to 8% saturated fatty acids. Gamma-linolenic acid is one of the essential fatty acids, which means that the body cannot produce it alone. Because of the crucial role that these fatty acids have in the creation of cell membranes, more specificallyin ensuring the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system, brain, retina, bile and other organs, they need to be taken in through food in sufficient quantities. Essential fatty acids are well known for many of their beneficial effects. Among other,they provide protection against heart disease, brain haemorrhage, hypertension, and obesity. The World Health Organization considers essential fatty acids so important that their proposed requirement of unsaturated fatty acids for adults is 3% of daily calorie intake and 5% for nursing mothers and children.
It has been scientifically proven that in some conditions, such as: premenstrual syndrome, eczema, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, malignant diseases, elevated cholesterol levels, viral infections, there is a disturbance of the enzyme system that is responsible for the generation of anti-inflammatory agents (the prostaglandines). In such cases, by an additional intake of evening primrose oil, we may supply our body with GLA and restore the balance of the enzyme system. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, the evening primrose oil stimulatesthe skin regeneration in case of minor injuries and burns. Since it reduces the trans-epidermal water loss, it is also beneficial formature skin.
The scientific research have proven that the evening primrose:
• helps with menopausal problems
• relieves premenstrual symptoms
• has the beneficial effect on women's reproductive health
• helps in wound healing (especially for diabetics)
• helps with and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
• reduces the incidence of blood clot formation
• helps in the treatment of eczema and dermatitis
• provides additional support in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy
• helps in the treatment of osteoporosis
• relieves the symptoms of mastalgia
• regulates body weight
• it is beneficial in the care of mature skin
Ingredients: 100% of cold pressed evening primrose seed.
Oral use: the evening primrose oil is taken preventively, 25 drops once a day, or 25 drops 3 times a day, as a therapy.
External use: it is applied on skin, to the affected areas.
The daily dose should not be exceeded.
The product should not be consumed by persons who are sensitive to its ingredients, small children, pregnant and lactating women.
Its long-term use has shown no contraindications.