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Evening Primrose Oil - Chemists Point of View

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From the Chemists point of view

GLA is an all cis n-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid. It is comprised of 18 carbon atoms and three double bonds.

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GLA is present in EPO in the form of triglycerides. One such triglyceride in EPO contains two linoleic acid residues and one of GLA. This triglyceride, called di-linoleoyl-mono-gamma-linenyl-glycerol (DLMG), makes up about 18 to 19% of the triglycerides in EPO. GLA is concentrated in the sn-3 position in the triglycerides. GLA is represented by the following chemical structure:

Evening Primrose Oil

GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)

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