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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

  • It works, it works and it works!

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    I bought this for balancing hormones because I used to really moody and grumpy a week before period. Only within few days after taking it, me and my partner found noticeable change on my emotion, have much better mood and I don't feel menopause pain anymore. I wish I know this product earlier. Highly recommended!

    Helen

    31/01/19

  • Glowing skin and hair

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    Couldn’t recommend it more, I’ve been taking it for over 6 months now and it has majorly stopped me from breaking out to not getting flaky discoloured patches. Since being told by a friend that these worked wonders I decided to purchase and I’ve been pretty much hooked, now I don’t have to go to a dermatologist cause of my skin. Also really amazing results for my hair as I had really damaged hair from excessive bleaching and had to cut it to my shoulders, my hairdresser even commented that my hair is growing roughly a 1 inch per month and a normal growth rate is only half an inch so couldn’t say anything but amazing things about this products.

    Bubi

    11/01/19

  • I use this product as an oil on my face, it reduces lines and makes skin smooth, better than evening primrose oil

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    Excellent as a line and marks reduction on my face

    Gill

    7/01/19

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