Omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them -- you have to get them in the form of food and nutritional supplements such as evening primrose oil.
Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for human health, but the body does not produce them on their own. Omega-6 fatty acids need to be added to the diet in the form of food or nutritional supplements such as evening primrose oil.
Diana Sourek, CNC, MSN, Certified Gluten Practitioner and manager, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc., shared, “There are several different types of omega-6 fatty acids. Gamma-linoenic acid is a healthy form of omega-6 fatty acid that is found in plant based oils such as evening primrose oil.”
“A healthy diet contains a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The typical American diet, which is often high in sugar, and processed, does not contain the appropriate balance. The result is an inflammatory response that often leads to poor health and disease,” Ms. Sourek explained.
Evening primrose oil can provide the body with the support it needs to find a proper balance. Some preliminary clinical research suggests it may be beneficial for the following conditions:
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder:
Children with ADHD have lower levels of essential fatty acids, both omega-6’s and omedga-3’s. Essential fatty acids are important to normal brain and behavioral function. Taking evening primrose oil, which delivers a source of essential fatty acids, has proven to be beneficial.
Eczema symptoms include redness and scaling in addition to itching. Evening primrose oil helps relieve symptoms including itching, crusting, edema (fluid, swelling), and redness. It can be used in children and adults with skin conditions.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Some women report that when they take evening primrose oil they found relief of PMS symptoms. The symptoms that seem to be helped the most are breast tenderness and feelings of depression, as well as irritability and swelling and bloating from fluid retention.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a nerve condition where people with diabetes have numbness, tingling, pain, burning, or lack of sensation in their feet and legs. Studies have found that evening primrose oil may help reduce symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. It is also helpful to protect the myelin sheath degradation in multiple sclerosis.
Evening primrose oil helps to reduce the redness and inflammation of acne. It can be taken in a supplement form, used to make a facial mask, or applied directly to a blemish.
New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. recommends consulting your physician before starting a new nutritional supplement.
About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.: Established in 1988, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicagolands’ largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, body care, pet care, household items and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support their customers’ total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at 9177 West 151st Street, Orland Park, Il 60462 (708) 403-0120 http://www.newvitalityhealthfoods.com