OUR VEGAN & ORGANIC EVENING PRIMROSE - BORAGE SEED OIL SUPPLEMENT
For our evening primrose & borage supplement we chose cold-pressed seed oil from controlled organic cultivation, making our supplement the only vegan and organic one on the market. The properties of these two oils are attributed to their unique phytonutrient profile, including an incredibly high GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) concentration. GLA belongs to the group of essential omega-6 fatty acids that the human body cannot produce itself.
They play a fundamental role in several vital functions such as providing structure to cell membranes. For our product, we combined high-quality evening primrose and borage oils that are standardized to 10,5% GLA and 20,5% GLA, respectively. Evening primrose and borage soft gel capsules are typically made with animal-derived gelatine and tend to leak easily. We use vegan GreenCaps that are free from gelatine, chemical fillers and release agents. These innovative capsules are incredibly stable and leakproof and thus ensure a safe and clean product.
A LONG TRADITION
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) and Borage (Borrago officinalis) are widely used medicinal plants throughout the world. Traditional phytotherapy regarded evening primrose and borage as plants with anti-inflammatory actions and benefits for the skin. Phytotherapeutic remedies were prepared from the leaves, flowers, and root bark. Nowadays, the main use of evening primrose is in the form of oil.
GOOD TO KNOW
- Evening Primrose is the second favourite flower in Britain (behind bluebells)
- Evening primrose is a plant native to North and South America that also grows throughout Europe and parts of Asia. Borage is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and is cultivated in various parts of Europe, Great Britain, and North America.
- Shakespeare introduced the phrase “the primrose path” or “the primrose way” to signify a lazy and pleasant route through life.
- In Germany it was believed that the first girl to find a primrose at Easter would marry that year