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What's Evening Primrose Oil Made Of?

What's Evening Primrose Oil Made Of?

Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the seeds and prepared as medicine using a chemical called hexane. The seeds have up to 25% essential fatty acids including linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Both LA and GLA belong to the omega-6 family of fatty acids. The body needs a balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) to stay healthy. Most North Americans get too much omega-6 fatty acids in their diet. Other sources of GLA include spirulina (a blue-green algae), borage, hemp, and black currant oilsevening-primrose-oil-oenothera-biennis.