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Evening Primrose is a plant that contains high concentrations of GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid), an essential fatty acid that has strong healing powers.
What is Evening Primrose Oil?NOW® Evening Primrose Oil contains naturally occurring Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). GLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid found in Evening Primrose, Borage, and Black Currant seed oils. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, it can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by these dietary sources.
Health Benefits Of NOW Evening Primrose Oil with GLAUnder ideal conditions, the body uses Linoleic Acid to produce Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Like borage oil, evening primrose oil also contains Gamma Linolenic Acid, from which the body produces beneficial hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins affect the function of practically every system in the body from regulating inflammation, pain, blood pressure, to hormone production and function.