• Essential fatty acids from evening primrose oil • 130 mg Gamma-Linolenic Acid(GLA) and 960 mg Linoleic Acid(LA) per capsule • Purity guaranteed • No artificial colours, flavors or preservatives
GLA 130 Primrose Oil provides a highly-concentrated amount of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Linoleic Acid (LA) for the maintenance of good health . GLA 130 Primrose Oil is guaranteed to contain no added wheat, starch, yeast, gluten, corn, sodium, sugar, artificial colouring or flavouring, antimicrobial preservatives or dairy products.Source of omega-6 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health.
Additional product info: The seeds of the evening primrose are rich in omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), including linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA ). The therapeutic effects of evening primrose oil are attributed to the direct action of its component EFAs on immune cells, as well as their indirect effect on the synthesis of eicosanoids (e.g., prostaglandins, cytokines, cytokine mediators) 2. Dietary omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs can reduce the effects of highly unsaturated fatty acids in tissues and eicosanoid actions, which have been implicated in various inflammatory and immunologic pathogeneses (2).
Biophysical skin parameters are indicators of age-related structural and functional changes in skin tissues. Evening primrose oil supplementation to healthy adults significantly improved skin moisture, TransEpidermal Water Loss(TEWL), elasticity, firmness, fatigue resistance and roughness. These findings lend further support to the notion that GLA (3 x 500 mg b.i.d. of Efamol evening primrose oil soft gel capsules) is a conditionally essential fatty acid for the skin (3).
A study investigating the effects of a fish oil/evening primrose oil (FSO/EPO) blend showed that in women of childbearing age, the tested FSO/EPO (456 mg DHA/day and 353 mg GLA/day) blend was well tolerated, appears safe and increases plasma GLA, DGLA, and DHA levels without impairing ARA status (4). Finally, daily doses of 1,200 IU vitamin E, 3,000 mg evening primrose oil, or vitamin E and evening primrose oil in combination at these same dosages taken for six months may decrease the severity of cyclical mastalgia (5).
Other ingredients: Bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water, d-alpha tocopherol