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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

  • Love this product!

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    Tried this product after struggling with hormonal acne and dryness of my skin. Have seen great initial results, my skin feels plumper and looks like it has life again! Love this product and will continue to use religiously.

    Cait

    27/06/17

  • GREAT RESULTS IN A VERY SHORT TIME

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    I have been giving this to my daughter for her anxiety.She also suffers from dyslexia. It was recommended that we try her on medication, but thought we would try this first. She has only been on it at the standard dose for around 10 days, but already she is like a different kid. She is taking an interest in things again is and much more social along with being alot calmer. They say it can take around six weeks to work at its peak. So look forward to seeing a continued improvement.

    Lois

    6/06/17

  • Noticing a change

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    I've just ordered my 2nd bottle. I have noticed an improvement in my 9 year old sons mood - less anxiety about school. He seems to be happier going to school. I've also been taking it myself and has made an improvement on my eczema and concentration.

    Tracey

    10/04/17

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