Evening Primrose Oil Background: Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a good source of the omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). Despite having a lower percentage of GLA than borage oil, EPO has been shown to increase levels of prostaglandins (PGE1) that have a positive effect on skin and immune health, as well as support for a normal, healthy inflammatory response.* GLA has also been shown to provide benefits for female-related health issues. Our Evening Primrose Oil is derived from pure, cold, expeller pressed, hexane free oil. The cold, expeller pressing produces little to no heat, which in turn helps maintain the integrity of the naturally-occurring fatty acids. Unlike many evening primrose oil products on the market, ours is extracted without the use of hexane; which is a potentially toxic substance. The manufacturing techniques used results in the highest quality, purest evening primrose oil available. Features: Provides 117 mg GLA(1300 mg EPO) Derived from cold, expeller (mechanical) pressed evening primrose oil. Sourced from Bioriginal of Canada, a leading manufacturer of nutritional oils. Hexane free extraction. Benefits: Provides a good source of the important omega-6 fat GLA, which has been the subject of numerous published research studies. Studies show GLA helps support healthy skin by helping to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.* GLA is a precursor to DGLA which is used to manufacture prostaglandins that help support a normal, healthy inflammatory response.* GLA despite also being a precursor to arachidonic acid (which often leads to inflammation), has actually been shown to reduce the production of pro-inflammatory compounds.* GLA has also been shown to provide support for female hormone related health issues.* *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.