NOW Foods Evening Primrose Oil contains naturally occuring Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA). The GLA in Now Foods Evening Primrose Oil is an Omega-6 fatty acid found in Evening Primrose, Borage, and Black Currant seed oils. Although the body can manufacture GLA from dietary linoleic acid, NOW Foods Evening Primrose Oil can be more efficiently utilized for body functions when supplied directly by these dietary sources.
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How is your Super Primrose processed, and is it hexane-free?
NOW Super Primrose is extracted by a natural mechanical method (expeller pressed) without the use of hexane or other chemical solvents. Super Primrose is a more potent, concentrated form of Evening Primrose Oil. Evening Primrose Oil is a good source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 essential fatty acid that imparts important health benefits.
What are essential oils?
Essential Oils are the naturally occurring volatile oils obtained by steam distillation or cold pressing (expression), having the characteristic aroma of the plant part from which it was derived. These 100% pure oils are "neat", meaning they have not been processed, diluted or manipulated in any way with solvents or other additives. Although a particular species of plant harvested and distilled for its essential oil during a particular growing season in a specific region may produce a fragrance that differs from the same species grown in a different region, many of the main chemical markers and physical specifications may be very similar.NOW's citrus fruit essential oils are 100% cold pressed. NOW's other essential oils are typically 100% steam distilled.
Do essential oils have a grading system to tell me which is better?
There is no official grading system that grades essential oils as A, B, C or Therapeutic grade. All NOW 100% pure essential oils are accurately labeled as such and are the highest purity and quality available.
Serving Size: 3
Servings Per Container: 33
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%*
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g †
Monounsaturated Fat <0.5 g †
Evening Primrose Oil
(Oenothera biennis) (Seed) (Cold-Pressed, Hecane-Free) 1.5 g
(1,500 mg) †
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 135 mg †
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: Softgel Capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, water).
As a dietary supplement, take 3 softgels daily with food. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.