Nutra Origin Omega-6 Evening Primrose Oil High Potency 3000 mg. - 90 Softgels
Nutra Origin's Evening Primrose Oil contains pure, cold-pressed oil from the seeds of the evening primrose plant, which are rich in the beneficial Omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linoleic acid (GLA). While most Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory, GLA is an exception to the rule. In fact, evidence suggests that GLA promotes the formation of hormone-like substances that counter the inflammatory response. Delivering 90 mg of GLA per softgel, Evening Primrose Oil is free of major allergens such as wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, and dairy - and contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. While borage and black currant oils both provide GLA, evening primrose oil is the most researched source of this beneficial Omega-6 fatty acid.
Key benefits of Nutra Origin's Evening Primrose Oil:
- Delivers a concentrated source of the beneficial Omega-6 fatty acid GLA
- Improves skin condition, by relieving dry skin, reducing roughness and reddening, and promoting a clear complexion
- Provides relief from cyclical breast pain
- Alleviates the symptoms of PMS
How Nutra Origin's Evening Primrose Oil works:
Developed based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, NutraOrigin's Evening Primrose Oilincludes 1,000 mg of pure, cold-pressed evening primrose oil, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The description below will give you a better understanding of how Evening Primrose Oil delivers a broad array of health benefits.
You know that putting lotion on your skin can prevent dryness, but did you know that you can moisturize your skin from the inside too? You can, with essential fatty acids such as GLA from evening primrose oil.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are incorporated into cell membranes, whose job it is to let nutrients into the cells and waste out of them. Cell membranes also keep water inside the cells, and strong cell membranes - those made with plenty of EFAs - help skin retain moisture better. When skin is moist, it looks plumper and wrinkles become less noticeable.
Interestingly, while the body can make GLA from linoleic acid - which is abundant in the diet - recent research indicates some people may have trouble making the conversion. This abnormal EFA metabolism is suspected to be a culprit behind numerous skin problems.
The majority of human trials studying the effect of evening primrose oil on skin health have found the oil to be beneficial. A meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Dermatology reviewed the results of nine different double-blind, placebo-controlled human studies: four were parallel in design (one group took EPO while the other group took placebo) and five were cross-over (one group took EPO while the other group took placebo, and then the groups switched treatments). Among the parallel studies, both patients and doctors rated patients' skin as highly significantly improved after taking EPO compared to placebo. The cross-over studies yielded similar results, except this time, while there was a trend in favor of EPO compared to placebo, it did not reach statistical significance.
Many women experience breast pain (also called mastalgia), a condition in which breast tissue becomes swollen and tender. Breast pain can be cyclical, meaning it comes and goes with the menstrual cycle, or non-cyclical, meaning it is not related to menstruation. Regardless of the type, the overwhelming majority of breast pain cases are not associated with a serious condition. But that doesn't lessen the discomfort and inconvenience it can cause!
There is some evidence that cyclical breast pain is linked with a fatty acid imbalance. Consistent with this theory, several controlled studies have shown that EPO can alleviate cyclical breast pain. The most recent - a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in 2010 - found that 3,000 mg of EPO per day may decrease the severity of cyclical mastalgia compared to placebo.
Characterized by a slew of physical and emotional symptoms that begin one to two weeks before the menstrual cycle begins, premenstrual syndrome affects an estimated 75 percent of menstruating women.
While not all studies have been positive, five human clinical trials - including three small double-blind, placebo-controlled studies and two large open studies - have found that evening primrose oil can help ameliorate symptoms of PMS, such as depression, irritability, breast pain and tenderness, and fluid retention.
How does it work? One theory is that women who suffer from PMS are abnormally sensitive to the effects of the hormone prolactin, and that another hormone-like substance, prostaglandin E1, may be able to counteract the effects of prolactin. The body needs GLA in order to make prostaglandin E1. So by providing the body with GLA, it may manufacture more prostaglandin E1, which may in turn block the actions of prolactin.
Why Evening Primrose Oil is Superior:
- Concentrated source of GLA: standardized to provide 9 percent GLA in every batch
- Cold-pressed: extracted mechanically, through expeller pressing, rather than with chemicals, in a heat-controlled environment to protect the delicate properties of the oil
- Certified pure: guarantees the absence of harmful heavy metals, pesticides, other contaminants, yeast, mold and bacteria.
- Guaranteed potency: what you see on the label is in the bottle
- Premium quality: Quality backed by independent inspection
- GMP-certified: Manufactured and packaged in facilities with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) clean bill of health certification, which assures the highest level of quality
About Nutra Origin:
NutraOrigin's focus is on the development of comprehensive, state-of-the-art formulas to address nutritionally the major health concerns of Americans. their oriented toward performance, and they offer unique products, manufactured proudly in the United States, to their customers not as quick fixes but as a part of nutritional regimens that can be incorporated easily into their busy schedules. You know those days. The ones when you wake up and your head is clear, your energy is high, and your body does not ache. You feel great. Nothing can stop you. For most of us, those days are occasional. At Nutra Origin, their goal is to make them usual.
Many chronic health conditions are preventable. They result from years of poor eating habits, lack of exercise, or prolonged exposure to stress. Some have become so common that they do not even remember what good health feels like. Now leading health organizations now tell us that by returning to a healthier lifestyle - by getting the right nutrients, becoming active, and learning to manage the stressors in life - many of these conditions can be prevented, managed, or even reversed. Why can't theyr address all health problems and bodily challenges medically? The question has become a central topic in many leading publications. But the answer is fairly obvious: Western medicine is organized around acute illness, not long-term health.
"The US health care system is still largely designed to treat patients with acute medical problems.... 'At no point in medical school are physicians exposed to patients with chronic illness, except for acute episodes leading to hospitalization,' says Michael Lockshin, MD, a Harvard Medical School graduate and head of the women and rheumatic disease center at New York City Hospital for Special Surgery. "The result: Many patients shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of relief from many complications of their chronic illnesses. On average, people with one chronic condition see three different physicians and fill seven prescriptions a year, according to Partnership for Solutions, a research group at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
People with five or more chronic conditions make 12 physician visits and fill 50 prescriptions a year.... "Chronic diseases are now the leading cause of disability and death in the United States, with seven in 10 deaths each year attributed to such illnesses as cancer, heart diseases, diabetes and stroke. About 133 million Americans - nearly one in two adults - live with at least one chronic disease, and more than one in 10 have three or more.... "'The present medical model has ignored many of the issues - pain, fatigue, anger - that interfere with people's lives,' says Nancy Whitelaw, Ph.D, NCOA senior vice president. 'Until their care system focuses on improved health for people with chronic conditions, they will never get a handle on skyrocketing costs.
'"Why NutraOrigin, you ask? NutraOrigin was launched with the single-minded goal of developing comprehensive, state-of-the-art formulas to address nutritionally the major health concerns of Americans. They are oriented toward performance and backed by serious research and development. Their new products arise from genuine advances in technology. They only manufacture supplements that provide verifiable results for the consumer. They are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Each of their products guarantees: Purity and potency, Integrity of formulation, and Adherence to label claims. One priority is never to take professional or ethical shortcuts, so the formulations are developed without cost restrictions. That freedom ensures the highest level of effectiveness. These products provide: Highly concentrated dosages, Multiple active compounds, A full spectrum of nutritional benefits, and Synergy of components to optimize absorption.