Serving size: 2 to 3 Capsules
Serving per container: 30
|Nutrient||1 Capsule, Contain:|
|Gamma Linolenic Acid, (Evening Primrose Oil)||50 mg|
|Cis_Linolenic Acid, (Evening Primrose Oil)||720 mg|
|Vitamin E(d alpha Tocopherol)||30 IU|
Take one capsule 2-3 times daily with food or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.For use beyond 3 months ,consult a health care practitioner.consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinner or anti-psychotics.consult a health care practitioner if Symptoms persist .Do not use if you are taking phenothiazine,black cohosh and/or chaste berry
Do not use if you have any seizure disorder,mania and /or schizophrenia .Do not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is the oil from the seed of the evening primrose plant. Evening primrose oil is used for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis, weak bones (osteoporosis), Raynaud’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), Sjogren’s syndrome, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, a movement disorder in children called dyspraxia, leg pain due to blocked blood vessels (intermittent claudication), alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia.
Some people use evening primrose oil for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); asthma; nerve damage related to diabetes; an itching disorder called neurodermatitis; hyperactivity in children and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obesity and weight loss; whooping cough; and gastrointestinal disorders including ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcer disease.
Women use evening primrose oil in pregnancy for preventing high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), shortening labor, starting labor, and preventing late deliveries. Women also use evening primrose oil for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast pain, endometriosis, and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes.
In foods, evening primrose oil is used as a dietary source of essential fatty acids.
In manufacturing, evening primrose oil is used in soaps and cosmetics.
In Britain, evening primrose oil used to be approved for treating eczema and breast pain. However, the Medicines Control Agency (MCA), the British equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), withdrew the licenses for evening primrose oil products marketed as prescription drug products for these uses.
The licenses were withdrawn because the agency concluded that there is not enough evidence that they are effective.
Breast pain (mastalgia). It may not be effective for long-term severe breast pain, though.
Osteoporosis, when used in combination with calcium and fish oils.
Special precautions & warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking evening primrose oil is POSSIBLY UNSAFE during pregnancy. It might increase the chance of having complications. Don’t use it if you are pregnant.
It is POSSIBLY SAFE to take evening primrose oil during breast-feeding, but it’s best to check with your healthcare provider first.
Bleeding disorders: There is a concern that evening primrose oil might increase the chance of bruising and bleeding. Don’t use it if you have a bleeding disorder.
Epilepsy or another seizure disorder: There is a concern that taking evening primrose oil might make seizures more likely in some people. If you have a history of seizure, avoid using it.
Schizophrenia: Seizures have been reported in people with schizophrenia treated with phenothiazine drugs, GLA (a chemical found in evening primrose oil), and vitamin E. Get your healthcare provider’s opinion before starting evening primrose oil.
Surgery: Evening primrose oil might increase the chance of bleeding during or after surgery. Stop using it at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an omega-6 unsaturated fatty acid made in the human body from linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found in vegetable oils and egg yolks. The main supplemental sources of GLA are oils of the seeds of evening primrose, borage, and black currant plants.
Some studies have shown that GLA can slow or stop the growth of some types of cancer cells in tissue cultures in the laboratory. The same kinds of studies suggest that GLA may help some cancer drugs to work better. However, there is very little evidence as yet that GLA supplements work to prevent or treat cancer in humans. Human studies are under way to evaluate the role of GLA and other essential fatty acids on the growth of cancer.
Gamma linolenic acid is normally used by the body to make prostaglandins (hormone-like substances). Prostaglandins are believed to be involved in many processes in the body, including regulation of the immune system.
Most GLA in the human body is taken in as linoleic acid and then metabolized to GLA. Most people get plenty of linoleic acid in their diets and can convert it to GLA. Some researchers have suggested that some people (such as those with diabetes or skin allergies) do not make enough GLA from linoleic acid and may therefore benefit from taking GLA supplements.
It has been proposed that GLA supplements may stop or slow the growth of cancer cells. GLA and GLA-rich supplements have also been promoted to help people with breast pain, skin allergies, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, premenstrual syndrome, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and neurological problems related to diabetes.
What does it involve?
Gamma linolenic acid is available in liquid and capsule form, usually as a natural ingredient in black currant oil, borage oil, or evening primrose oil. The amount of GLA contained in the different types of supplements varies (for example, evening primrose supplements may contain about 10% GLA). Dosages of GLA as a supplement are generally in the range of 500 milligrams to 3,000 milligrams per day. An injectable form of GLA is being studied.
Orally, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is used for rheumatoid arthritis, oral mucoceles (mucous polyps), hyperlipidemia, heart disease, Syndrome-X, systemic sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, cancer prevention, and to hasten the response to tamoxifen in people with breast cancer. It is also used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, postpartum depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergic rhinitis, psoriasis, and eczema.
Linolenic acid is a type of fatty acid.
Linolenic acid can refer to either of two octadecatrienoic acids, or a mixture of the two. Linolenate (in the form of esters of linolenic acid) is often found in vegetable oils; traditionally, such fatty acylates are reported as the fatty acids
Orally, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is used for cancer, obesity, cachexia, swine flu, bodybuilding, for limiting food allergy reactions, and for atherosclerosi