Evening Primrose Oil contains substantial amounts of the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that is needed by the body to regulate a number of activities including insulin utilisation and heart function.
In addition to linoleic acid, Evening Primrose Oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA helps to inhibit the body’s production of chemicals that cause inflammation. The body can make GLA through conversion of linoleic acid found in fat in meat and vegetable oils such as safflower. Disease, low thyroid function, infection and inadequate amounts of certain nutrients can interfere with this conversion. Evening Primrose Oil circumvents conversion problems leading to a more predictable response.
Pets that suffer from arthritis usually experience joint pain due to swelling. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as Evening Primrose Oil may help relieve the swelling, thereby minimizing the pain.
Evening Primrose Oil is useful in the treatment of atopy (allergies to inhaled substances such as pollens and molds). Pets with atopy are very itchy. The areas most affected are the face, paws, lower legs, groin and less often, the ears and eyes.
Evening Primrose Oil may benefit pets with dry, dull hair coats, and dry, flaky skin. Since cats do not convert linoleic acid into GLA, supplementation with Evening Primrose Oil may be helpful in overcoming coat and skin problems in cats. It is also known for its stabilizing effect on hormone imbalances.
Evening Primrose Oil and Cold Water Fish Oil can be used together to improve certain conditions such as Atopy (allergies) and arthritis when Cold Water Fish Oil alone is not providing an optimum response. Evening Primrose oil and Cold Water Fish Oil can also be combined with the Urban Carnivore Joint Rejuv.
The Urban Carnivore Evening Primrose oil is cold pressed without the use of solvents and free from herbicides and pesticides.
Active Ingredients per 1/2 teaspoon (2.3g) serving:
Linoleic Acid (LA)……………..1,690mg
Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) ……….210mg
Oleic Acid (OA)………………….166mg
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)…..22.5 I.U.
10 lbs-1/8 tsp
25 lbs-1/4 tsp
50 lbs-1/2 tsp
100 lbs -1 tsp
Available in a 250ml flip-top bottle.