This product provides approximately 30% more GLA per capsule than similar sized evening primrose capsules and has a guaranteed level of 120mg of GLA per capsule. To achieve this high level the evening primrose oil is fortified with starflower oil which has the highest level of GLA of any natural oils.
Evening primrose oil is one of the few natural sources of an Omega 6 fatty acid called Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). The combination of evening primrose oil with starflower (borage) seed oil gives a blend that is richer in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) than straight evening primrose oil.
Our bodies can actually make GLA from Linoleic Acid but this conversion is sometimes slow or partially blocked. A dietary source of GLA is therefore recommended and numerous clinical trials have been conducted on this fascinating nutrient.
GLA supplements are popular with women going through menopause and are often recommended for women during their monthly cycle. GLA supplements are also recommended as part of a skin health regime.
Hormonal balance: Evening primrose oil and starflower oil are often used to support hormonal balance, particularly in women. The GLA content in these oils help regulate hormone production and reduce symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopausal symptoms.
Skin health: The essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil and starflower oil are important for maintaining healthy skin. They help support the skin's barrier function, promote moisture retention, and reduce inflammation. These oils are beneficial for conditions like dry skin, eczema, and acne.
Joint health: GLA has anti-inflammatory properties, and evening primrose oil and starflower oil help reduce inflammation in the joints. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, where inflammation contributes to joint pain and stiffness.
Cardiovascular health: Essential fatty acids play a role in maintaining cardiovascular health. GLA may help support healthy cholesterol levels, promote blood vessel dilation, and reduce inflammation in the arteries. These effects may contribute to improved heart health and a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Nervous system support: The essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil and starflower oil are important components of the nervous system. They may help support brain function, promote healthy nerve cell communication, and contribute to overall nervous system health.
Menstrual and breast health: Evening primrose oil and starflower oil are often used to alleviate symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle, such as breast tenderness and bloating. The GLA content in these oils may help regulate hormonal fluctuations that contribute to these symptoms.