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Primrose oil is derived from evening primrose, a yellow flowering herb native to the Americas.1 It is a natural source of omega-6 fatty acids that help to maintain optimal health. The structure and function of the skin, the largest organ in the body, is dependent on fatty acids.2 LA accounts for approximately 12% of fatty acids in the skin.2 It is essential to maintain epidermal barrier integrity, which protects against environmental factors and the loss of electrolytes and water.2 Omega-6 fatty acid deficiencies have been associated with impaired epithelial cell function, including the loss of moisture in the skin and eyes.2,3 In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, daily supplementation with primrose oil for three months significantly improved the firmness, elasticity and barrier function of the skin in adults with dry skin.4 Recent research indicates that long term primrose oil supplementation may be required to improve skin health as it takes over four weeks for skin cells to regenerate and for a new fatty acid equilibrium to be reached.4 NPN 80003490 10414 1. Greiner, S, Kﾚhl, K. Growing evening primroses (Oenothera). Frontiers in Plant Science. 2014; 5: 38. 2. Nicolaou, A. Eicosanoids in skin in-ammation. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 2013; 88: 131-138. 3. Aragona, P, Bucolo, C, Spinella, R, Giuffrida, S, Ferreri, G. Systemic Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid Treatment and PGE1 Tear Content in Sjogren-s Syndrome Patients. IOVS. 2005; 46(12): 4474-4479. 4. Muggli, R. Systemic evening primrose oil improves the biophysical skin parameters of healthy adults. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 2005; 27: 243-249.
This product was recommended to me by my naturopath. I am happy with the product. The capsules are not too large. The product is a little pricey, which isn't ideal. Would recommend.
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