Product Profile: The Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil originates from the seeds of the Oenothera Biennis plant, native to North America. Also known as “king’s-cure-all”, “night willow” and “primrose tree”, the evening primrose oil (EPO) plant was introduced to Europe in 1614. The vitamin rich nature of EPO has now led to its use in beauty products and food supplements for both humans and animals alike.
EPO contains high levels of GLA (Gamma-linoleic acid), which is part of the Omega 6 family of fatty acids, and essential for healthy skin. It also contains vitamin E, and linoleic acid, which helps skin retain moisture better.
Evening primrose oil derives from the seeds of the plant. Unlike extracts, however, cold-pressed EPO preserves more essential nutrients and fatty acids. Through the cold-pressing process, the oils are released by simply crushing the seeds. Cold-pressing uses low heat methods that do not compromise the integrity of the oil, making it superior in terms of potential health benefits. Groomers use cold-pressed evening primrose oil in all our EPO products.
Groomers’ Usage of Evening Primrose Oil Cosmetics and Food Supplements
Evening Primrose Oil is available in shampoos for humans and animals. Shampoos enriched with EPO can help dry hair and skin, leaving it healthier. Studies have also shown that shampoo and conditioning products enriched with EPO can help with dry, itchy and crusty skin. In canines especially, EPO can have anti-inflammatory effect, to balance the skin, reduce swelling and irritation, and regulate sebum production.
Groomers Evening Primrose Oil Food Supplement can help support and abate hormone imbalances that in canines can lead to excessive shedding and skin problems. It provides an active source of GLA and Omega 6, which dogs cannot produce on their own. Some studies have even shown that EPO can help with anxiety, energy levels and general well-being. Groomers EPO Food Supplement is available in a liquid formula, which absorbs quicker than capsules, and is suitable for all dogs.
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