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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a yellow wildflower native to North America. Oil extracted from the seeds of Evening Primrose is a rich source of fatty acids, including some Omega 6 linoleic acid and high concentrations of gamma linolenic acid (GLA).

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Evening Primrose Oil Info

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a yellow wildflower native to North America. The root and leaf were traditionally used by Native Americans as both food and medicine. Oil extracted from the seeds of Evening Primrose is a rich source of fatty acids, including some Omega 6 linoleic acid and high concentrations of gamma linolenic acid (GLA).

Evening Primrose Oil Benefits

All of the following conditions may benefit from supplementation with Evening Primrose Oil. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, consult a health professional before using EPO or any health supplement.

  • Heart disease, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, obesity, asthma, diabetes and related nerve damage.
  • Inflammatory and auto-immune conditions such as rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, neurodermatitis, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), scleroderma, alopecia, psoriasis, allergies and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Other degenerative diseases including breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, alcoholism, schizophrenia and osteoporosis.
  • Women’s health issues such as PMS, preconception, preeclampsia, breast pain (mastalgia), fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis and menopausal symptoms, e.g. hot flushes.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including ulcerative colitis, IBS and peptic ulcers.
  • Skin disorders including eczema, acne and hives.
  • Learning and behavioural disorders including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.
  • Depression and tremors from lithium use in bipolar disorder.
  • Connective tissue disorders e.g. Raynaud’s syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome.
  • Whooping cough.
  • Male infertility and male pattern baldness.

 

Evening Primrose Oil Side Effects

  • 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.
  • Contraindicated for anyone with epilepsy because GLA increases the body’s prostaglandin levels, lowering the threshold for seizures.
  • Contraindicated for anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as warfarin or aspirin 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.

Product Reviews

  • Great for Hormones

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    I used to get really painful swelling while ovulating. Went for numerous tests and the doctors said there was nothing wrong. Mum suggested I try evening primrose and haven't had any pain since then!

    Lauren

    4/11/17

  • Top results.

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    I could recommend these capsules to any body with hot flushes, they are great for skin and hair. I take 6 per day for the best results.

    Sue

    29/10/17

  • Awesome

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    Been using these for a few months and have great results.... mainly notice if I stop taking them! Within a few days stopping, skin is dry and joints ache... after a few days taking them symptoms go away again! Awesome!

    Scott

    4/09/17

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