Evening primrose oil is rich in beneficial forms of omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs). The body can’t make EFAs, so you need to obtain them from the diet. EFAs are critical for the skin, nerves, joints, immune system, and women’s health.* Evening primrose oil contains an important EFA known as gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Normally, we make GLA from its “mother” essential fatty acid, linoleic acid (LA).
However, eating overly processed foods and saturated fats, drinking a moderate to high amount of alcohol, aging, and a deficiency of zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6 can stop the body from making enough GLA. DaVinci® Laboratories is now offering a liquid evening primrose oil supplement that can support healthy levels of both LA and GLA.*