EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
Such a beautiful name, called evening primrose because its yellow flowers open at dusk… an equally beautiful supplement. The oil comes from its small, reddish seeds & responsible for evening primrose’s most beneficial medicinal effects. Evening Primrose oil contains an essential fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is so beneficial for women. Research has shown to support its use in treating eczema, inflammation menopause and symptoms of PMS.
The body changes GLA, into short-lived, highly reactive hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are found in every cell in the body, and play a role and function as part of the immune system, PGs can either inhibit or create inflammation. If our diet is high in the “bad fats” the body will make prostaglandins (called PG2s) that tend to increase inflammation. When the body is supplemented with GLA in the form of evening primrose oil this helps to make the anti-inflammatory kind of prostaglandins (PG1s) that decrease inflammation.
If you haven't noticed I have a passion for women's health, mainly because of the high expectation placed on women in todays society.
We are career orientated, we grow, birth & raise children, as well as running a house hold the demands are huge and taxing on our health.
It is not uncommon for women to become infertile, anxious, depressed, overweight, undernourished and overworked. We’ve got to find a better way to exist in this fast paced world, a way to thrive not just survive.
This is not to say that men don't have stressors I am saying the expectations for women have changed over the years. Staying at home and raising children with support of sisters, grandmothers, aunts etc is no longer the norm.
I digress ... Back to evening primrose.
Evening primrose relieves premenstrual breast pain and tenderness and other PMS symptoms including painful periods, headaches, depression, irritability and bloating.
This is a wonderful supplement for women suffering with skin problems, reproductive issues, weight management and inflammation.
Have you been ignoring your intuition or the messages your body is giving you to make change?
Don’t get caught in the belief that people or situations are keeping you from prioritising your health, you don’t need anyone’s permission or justification to take care of you. Truth be told, if you’re not looking after yourself you can’t be the best version of you for your loved ones.
Repeat after me...
I am worthy of the same care that I willingly give to others 💕 I am worthy of prioritising my own self-love.
*Always supplement under the guidance of a health practitioner.