Evening Primrose Oil 100 Capsules
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Oil is a natural extract that may be helpful in the relief of
pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It may promote you
quality of life.Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is a rich natural
source of Omega-6 essential
fatty acids (EFAs), Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) and Linoleic Acid
is essential for production of prostaglandins, hormone-like
regulate many important body functions including cholesterol
health, circulation and skin condition.
Adults – Take 1-3 capsules daily with food, or as professionally
Organic Evening Primrose Oil 1000 mg
Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) 100 mg
Linoleic Acid (LA) 740 mg
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) 5 iu
The organic, cold-pressed evening primrose oil used in this
product is certified
by the USDA National Organic Program and ECOCERT SA.
Store below 30º C in a cool dry place.
What is EPO ?
Evening primrose oil (EPO), comes from the seeds of the evening
primrose plant. EPO contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty
acid that the body converts to a hormone-like substance called
Prostaglandins help to regulate the body processes, including
hormonal balance and supports normal healthy skin and joint
function. 99% pure EPO oil and extract oil by cold pressed.
Health benefits of
The remarkably rich stores of GLA in evening primrose oil are
what make it so valuable in healing. Taken internally, the body
converts GLA into Prostaglandins. These hormonelike compounds
help regulate various body functions, controlling Inflammation
in some cases and promoting it in others. The prostaglandins
produced from GLA fall into the anti-inflammatory category. Cell
membranes also rely on the presence of GLA.
Specifically, evening primrose oil may help to:
Relieve the discomforts of PMS (premenstrual syndrome),
menstruation, endometriosis and fibrocystic breasts.
By interfering with the production of inflammatory
prostaglandins released during menstruation, the GLA in evening
primrose oil can help to lessen menstrual cramps. It may also
minimize premenstrual breast tenderness, irritable bowel
flare-ups, and carbohydrate cravings, and help to control
Many PMS sufferers are found to have unusually low levels of GLA
in their systems, which is why supplements might help so much.
Although the oil has not been widely used in this country for
treating PMS, Europeans have long used it for this condition. In
women with fibrocystic breasts, the oil's essential fatty acids
can minimize breast inflammation and promote the absorption of
iodine, a Mineral that can be present in abnormally low levels
in women with this condition.
Ease the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
Supplementation with evening primrose oil and other sources of
GLA has been shown to lessen the joint pain and swelling of this
crippling disease. A six-month study reported fewer signs of
inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers taking capsules
containing GLA than in those taking a Placebo. In another trial,
the number of tender joints and swollen joints dropped
significantly with GLA but not with a placebo.
Prevent diabetes-associated nerve damage.
Research indicates that the GLA in evening primrose oil can help
prevent--and in some cases even reverse--the nerve damage
(neuropathy) so commonly seen with diabetes. In a year-long
study, such symptoms as numbness, tingling, and loss of
sensation in participants with mild Diabetic neuropathy were
less marked in those who took evening primrose oil than in those
who took a placebo.
Reduce the symptoms of eczema.
In some cases, eczema develops when the body has problems
converting dietary fats into GLA. Getting supplemental GLA from
evening primrose oil may therefore be helpful. Some studies
indicate that this oil can outperform a placebo in relieving
eczema-related inflammation, as well as the itching, oozing, and
flaking associated with this condition. By taking GLA, eczema
sufferers may tolerate reduced doses of steroid creams and
drugs--many of which cause unpleasant side effects. Not all
studies point to such benefits, however, and many conventional
doctors remain skeptical.
Help treat acne and rosacea.
By working to dilute sebum, a thick oily substance that is
oversecreted in some people with acne, the essential fatty acids
in evening primrose oil may reduce the risk of pores becoming
clogged and lesions developing. The oil's EFAs help treat
rosacea by reducing inflammation, controlling cells' use of
nutrients, and by producing prostaglandins, which stimulate the
contraction of blood vessels.
Alleviate inflammation associated with lupus.
Inflammation in the kidneys, joints, skin, and other areas of
the body caused by this condition may subside as a result of
evening primrose oil's anti-inflammatory actions. Taking the oil
may lower elevated cholesterol levels in those suffering from
lupus as well.
Lessen numbness and tingling.
By helping to keep the myelin sheaths that cover nerve fibers
healthy--and communication between the brain and nerve cells
functioning smoothly--the essential fatty acids in evening
primrose oil may help to reduce or prevent numbness and tingling
in the feet, hands or legs.
Combat damage from multiple sclerosis.
The abundant supply of essential fatty acids in evening primrose
oil may be valuable in minimizing the inflammation associated
with this progressive nerve disorder. The fatty acids may also
contribute to healthy nerve development when taken over time. It
is important to initiate supplement use as soon as possible
Treat Alzheimer's-related memory deficiencies.
By boosting the transmission of nerve impulses, evening primrose
oil may be valuable in treating this progressive brain disorder.
Protect against the effects of aging.
As the body ages, it loses its ability to convert dietary fats
into GLA. Because this essential fatty acid is involved in so
many body processes, taking evening primrose oil can help to
compensate for any deficiencies in GLA.
Counter impotence and female infertility.
By promoting blood flow, the GLA in evening primrose oil can
help treat a primary cause of male impotence--compromised
circulation leading to impaired penile blood flow. The oil is
often taken with Vitamin C and ginkgo biloba for this purpose.
In addition, when the oil is taken long term, GLA can help
prevent blood vessel narrowing, often a consequence of plaque
buildup from high cholesterol. By improving uterine function,
GLA may also help those who are unable to conceive.
Alleviate Raynaud's disease symptoms.
One study found a benefit in gently rubbing evening primrose oil
directly into fingertips numbed by this circulatory disorder.
The oil's GLA content is thought to be responsible for the
improvement. The toes may benefit from this treatment as well,
although the oil's effect on toes was not examined in the study.
Nourish nails, scalp, and hair.
The rich stores of essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil
not only prevent nails from cracking but also help to keep them
generally healthy. In addition, the essential fatty acids
nourish the scalp, making the supplement potentially valuable in
treating a variety of hair problems.
Prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
GLA prompts the brain to produce a specific type of
prostaglandin called prostaglandin E, which works to prevent
withdrawal symptoms such as depression and seizures by
indirectly protecting the liver and nervous system.