Pro-life are a New Zealand based nutritional and health supplements company. Founded in 2006, they produce a wide range of research-based products from their facility in Christchurch, sourcing ingredients from throughout New Zealand, as well as overseas where necessary.
HealthPost carries a great selection of Pro-life products.
With a focus on producing quality health supplements, Pro-life has a wide range of products covering virtually every age group and many specific health needs, all at an affordable price. These come in a number of formats, from capsules and tablets to liquids and lozenges.
Utilising everything from herbal medicines and specific nutrients to traditional animal-sourced supplements such as colostrum and deer velvet, as well as potent essential fatty acids and other food-based products, the Pro-life range covers a vast array of health needs.
Pro-life also has a specially formulated and easy to take Junior range, in great-tasting chewable forms to help support the health of the youngest members of your family.
Evening Primrose Oil contains a high amount of Omega-6 essential fatty acids including GLA and LA, which are precursor of prostaglandins, particularly PGE1. PGE1 has beneficial effects on cardiovascular system which involves with the maintenance of cholesterol and blood pressure. PGE1 has anti-inflammatory properties and thus making EPO salutary for various inflammations including skin conditions and joint health such as rheumatoid arthritis.
EPO has also been studied to be useful for diabetic polyneuropathy, Sjogren’s syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, cyclical mastalgia, reproductive processes, schizophrenia, tardive dyskinesia, ulcerative colitis and Raynaud’s phenomenon.
GLA is essential for production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances, which regulate many important body functions including cholesterol levels, joint health, circulation and skin condition.
The organic, cold-pressed EPO used in this product is certified by the USDA National Organic Program and ECOCERT.
Within the recommended dosage range EPO is a safe supplement with very few adverse effects reported. Nausea, stomach pain and headache can occur if taken on an empty stomach and diarrhoea may occur at high dosages, indicating the need to reduce intake.
EPO is contraindicated for anyone with epilepsy because GLA increases the body’s prostaglandin levels. Increased levels of prostaglandins lower the threshold for seizures.
Anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as warfarin or aspirin should not take EPO, due to the anti-clotting action of prostaglandins.
If you take any type of medical drug it’s important to consult your health practitioner about possible drug interactions before supplementing with EPO.
Adults - take 1-3 capsules daily with food, or as professionally prescribed.