Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) such as GLA are utilised by the body to make up our basic cellular structure and to form the myelin sheath that insulates nerve cells and ensures the transmission of information to vital organs. EFA’s are part of the mitochondria, the cell ‘battery’ that fuels and energises the body, they also supply the precursors to the ‘good’ prostaglandins, which help to reduce inflammation and prevent blood clotting.
One of the leading uses of Evening Primrose Oil is in skin conditions such as eczema, a disorder that may develop when the body has trouble converting fats derived from food into GLA.
Recent research looks promising on the use of omega 6 fatty acids in assisting with mood.
EPO can be applied topically to the skin or added to food when treating children.