Bluebonnet Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil contains 50mg of GLA per softgel. Bluebonnet Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil provide 100% pure natural, cold-pressed evening primrose oil with fatty acids from omega-6 and omega-9. Bluebonnet Nutrition Evening Primrose Oil is available in easy-to-swallow softgels for maximum assimilation and absorption.
Omega Fatty Acids
The modification of dietary fat intake can alter the fatty acid composition of membrane structures in the body. Even the fatty acid composition of the heart, which one might think of as a very stable tissue, can be rapidly modified. The fatty acid composition of most membranes adapts to some extent to the type of fat available in the diet. This flexibility is surprising, considering the vital role that membranes play in so many cellular functions. Diet-induced changes in membrane lipid composition support the old adage, “you are what you eat.”
GLA is a long chain PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids), which produces PGE-1, a prostaglandin. PGE-1 inhibits inflammation in the body by knocking out COX-2, an enzyme involved in the inflammation pathway. Inflammation can occur in different places in the body, such as the skin. GLA supplementation can potentially circumvent these problems. By incorporating omega-6 fatty acids into the diet, the composition of most membranes will adapt to some extent to the type of fat available, modifying the synthesis of hormone-like substances, thus, aiding in skin health and attenuating the issues associated with menopause.
Not to be confused with GLA, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), also an omega-6 fatty acid, inhibits lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that specifically breaks down fats from the diet, which aids in weight management with proper diet and exercise by reducing the amount of fat that is broken down, deposited and stored in the body for healthy weight management. CLA is made from a proprietary process that converts linoleic acid (omega-6) from safflowers into conjugated linoleic acid. Major dietary sources of CLA include dairy products and beef fat.
Omega-9 fatty acids are not essential fatty acids; however, they are still important for good health. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid found in olives and olive oil and is a key element of the Mediterranean diet, which benefits the heart by promoting healthy lipid levels.
As a dietary supplement, take one softgel once daily, or as directed by a healthcare provider.
Serving Size = 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 100
Evening Primrose Oil - 500mg*
Linoleic Acid: 370mg*
Gamma Linolenic Acid: 50mg*
Oleic Acid: 30mg*
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water.
Free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Also free of corn, yeast, gluten, barley, rice, sodium and sugar.