Source Naturals Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil is an excellent source of two important fatty acids:
- Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA)
- Linoleic acid (LA)
The latter also belongs to essential fatty acids, which means that the body produce it and we must therefore ingest it oraly.
Benefits of Evening primrose oil
Essential fatty acids are absolutely necessary for the growth and development in children and maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels in adults. Children and adults need at least 10g of LA daily for normal development and maintenance of good blood lipids, which is sometimes difficult to obtain from food.
Fat in the body is not only a source of energy but also has other functions. It can act as a messenger molecule, causing or diminishing inflammation and be a structural part of cell membranes etc.
The choice of quality fats is therefore of the utmost importance for health. Modern food has greatly moved away from the diet of our ancestors. Food processing not only destroys vitamins and minerals but also changes the fatty acid composition of food throughout the food chain.