- May help support healthy skin, scalp and hair
- May help support women’s health
- May help support a healthy nervous system
- May help support cellular health and integrity
Not suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Contains bovine. Does not contain dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat or soy.
Supplement facts (per softgel)
Calories from fat
Organic evening primrose seed oil (cold pressed)
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
Optimal Primrose by Seeking Health contains 1,300 mg of organic, unrefined evening primrose seed oil, supplying a concentrated source of biologically active gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Gamma-linolenic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that must be produced within the body from linoleic acid, which must be supplied from dietary sources such as vegetable oils. The gamma-linolenic acid, linoleic acid and other nutrients in evening primrose oil are essential for maintaining healthy cell structure and nerve function and may also help support skin elasticity, healthy weight maintenance and normal hormone balance, being of particular importance to women's health. Optimal Primrose Oil is cold-pressed without hexane or other solvents.*
Evening primrose oil is derived from the seeds of a wildflower native to North America, which was used in traditional Native American cultures both topically and internally to support normal healing processes and overall wellness. The high concentrations of essential fatty acids, including GLA, in the seeds of the evening primrose are thought to be largely responsible for the remarkable therapeutic properties of the plant. Because only few plants provide notable amounts of GLA, dietary intake of this nutrient is typically low, and the body must make much of its supply of GLA from linoleic acid, a fatty acid present in certain fruit and nut oils. GLA may provide support for women during menstruation and menopause. It may also play a role in supporting circulatory health and a healthy inflammation response.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.