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Cytoplan Evening Primrose Oil 90's
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Cytoplan Evening Primrose Oil 90's

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Evening Primrose Oil
Code: 1152 - 90 vegan capsules

Evening Primrose Oil is high in fatty acids, including the essential omega 6 linoleic acid (70%) and the non-essential omega 6 gamma linolenic acid (9%).

Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) is essential for the production of certain hormones called prostaglandins, which regulate many body functions, such as blood pressure and the reproductive cycle. Although the body can produce GLA directly from linoleic acid, sometimes the conversion is not very efficient, so a supplement might be useful. GLA performs a variety of functions, including support of skin health, oxygen metabolism and cell membrane integrity.

Fatty Acid Metabolism
Linoleic acid is first metabolised to GLA and then to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DHLA), a precursor of the series one prostaglandins, e.g. prostaglandin E1, (PGE1). DHLA is further metabolised to arachidonic acid, a precursor of the series two prostaglandins.

Prostaglandins are highly reactive, short-lived substances, with a diverse range of actions, their main effect being on the cardiovascular system and the smooth muscle. Prostaglandins play a major role in the vascular and immune systems.

Many women choose to supplement with EPO around the time of their period or during the menopause. Fatty acids are as important nutrients as vitamins and minerals, but not all can be made in the body, and essential fatty acids have to be supplied in our food. Human breast milk is one of the richest natural sources of GLA. Linoleic acid can be found in many oils, including safflower, hemp, grape and sunflower.


NutrientPer Capsule dose%RDA
Evening Primrose Oil500.0mg
Low in saturated fatty acids. Contains 10% GLA.
RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance


Suggested Intake: 1-2 capsules daily or take as directed by a practitioner.
Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans, and for people with Candida and yeast sensitivities.
Contraindications: Consult your doctor before using if you suffer from epilepsy.
Non-Active Ingredients: Capsule (Glycerin, gluten-free starch, carrageenan, disodium phosphate), antioxidant (tocopherol-rich preparation).
Non GM & Free From: Wheat; yeast, starch, gluten; lactose; added colourings, sweeteners & preservatives.
Storage: Keep cool, dry & out of direct sunlight.

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