Evening Primrose Oil is a vegetarian source for the essential fatty acid Gamma-Linoleic acid (our body doesnâ€™t make it but can synthesize it when we have a proper diet and good health). Gamma-Linoleic acid is an Omega-6 fatty acid. Omega-6 is required for the bodies natural processes of removing old and damaged cells, while Omega-3 keeps a check on Omega-6 and reduces unnecessary inflammation. Generally, most Americans have too much Omega-6 in their diet and require more Omega-3 (a 1-1 balance is ideal). Gamma-Linoleic acid is special because it can be converted into Dihomo-Gamma-Linoleic acid, which is anti-inflammatory, making Gamma-Linoleic acid extra useful for our bodies. (Ideally, itâ€™s best paired with a healthy diet).
However, all these conversions require lots of extra nutrients–most people rely on getting enough Linoleic acid from their diets to form Gamma-Linoleic acid, enough magnesium, zinc, and other vitamins to then convert to Dihomo-Gamma-Linoleic, etc. If you arenâ€™t eating enough nutrients everyday, or if you are suffering from stress, an illness, or are coming on in years, this may affect your body’s ability to synthesize all these important essential fatty acids. Supplementing, like with E.P.O. Select, fills the gaps that inadequate nutrition or poor digestion may leave.
E.P.O. Select contains 500 mg capsules of the pure oil, with no additives or fillers. Our capsules are easily digested and all natural, making E.P.O. Select the best choice for your source of Evening Primrose Oil and Gamma-Linoleic acid. If you are taking other medications, including aspirin, consult your doctor before taking evening primrose oil–evening primrose oil enhances the effectiveness of many medications, which can be good, but can also be dangerous.