Primrose 1300, 1300 mg 60 soft gels is a supplement/vitamin for you if you are interested in GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)
Your body needs fatty acids to survive, though it is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid, in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied from dietary sourced and are therefore considered essential fatty acids.
Omega-6 fatty acids are well-supplied via consumption of meat and vegetable oils. However, not all omega-6 fatty acids are of equal value. Arachidonic acid (AA) is the precursor of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), thromboxane A2 and leukotriene B4, which promote inflammation. In contrast, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose oil, borage oil and black currant oil, benefits healthy prostaglandin (PGE1) formation and reduces inflammation.
Evening primrose is a wildflower that is also grown commercially. Evening primrose oil (EPO) from Jarrow Formulas® contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the active ingredient that has been recommended for its fluid-regulating properties.
Amount Per Serving:
Evening primrose oil 1300 mg
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) 117 mg
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) 9%
Linoleic acid 70%
Oleic acid 6%
Other fatty acids 15%
Other ingredients: gelatine.
Dosage and Use:
Suggested daily intake is one (1) to two (2) softgels with meals.
Not to be taken with fibre supplements.
Product should be refrigerated.
Those taking anticoagulant drugs like Coumadin® (warfarin) should inform their doctor that they are taking GLA, EPA, or DHA supplements, as the medical practitioner may want to adjust the dose of anticoagulant medication based on tests that measure coagulation factors, such as template bleeding time.
Since GLA, EPA, and DHA interfere with blood clotting, those who suffer from any type of haemorrhagic disease related to excessive bleeding or blood vessel leakage should consult their physician before supplementing these fatty acids.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your medical practitioner first.
A food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Store tightly closed in a cool and dry place.