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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

  • Amazing product

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    I have been experiencing the WORST pms symptoms for my last 4 cycles. It would start 10 days before my period and I would be in so much pain. I decided to try this product and I'm currently 9 days away from my period and totally symptom free. I haven't changed anything else so I'm putting it down to the evening primrose oil. I highly recommend it.

    Rebecca

    2/04/19

  • Regulates hormonal acne & healthier skin

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    I have been using this product for over two years now, and I can say this product truly works.
    It has helped regulate my hormonal acne. I used to get large cystic acne underneath my chin and along my jawline, after
    taking Efamol (2 caps daily) I don't get hormonal acne or breakouts at all before my period. This product has also improved my skin greatly!
    My skin now appears to have a healthy glow. I highly recommend this product!

    Celine

    29/03/19

  • Noticeable improvement already

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    Our 15 year old daughter has always struggled academically at school. She has been found to have receptive language delay and has been attending speech pathology for just over a year now. Recently, we were advised to have her tested for ADHD as the Speech Pathologist did a test and results indicated a definite learning problem. She has recently been diagnosed with ADD by a specialist in the field and the only option presented to us was to treat her with Ritalin - something I'm not prepared to rush into.

    About 10 years ago, my Nephew was placed on a low dosage of Ritalin for the same reason as my daughter ... purely academic struggles, nothing behavioural. He was only on it a short time, when his Paediatrician took him off it due to links to childhood stroke and the fact he didn't have severe ADHD/ADD issues. His Paediatrician recommended Efamol Efalex to my sister and they never looked back. He is now a qualified chef, travelling the world.

    I recently purchased our first 2 bottles of Efamol Efalex for our daughter to try. She has been taking the dosage every morning with breakfast for approx. 3 weeks now and I can't believe the change in her already! Every night she has been in her room doing homework. If you knew our daughter, you'd understand what a huge achievement that is, in itself. Last year she received daily lunchtime detentions due to no homework getting done .... because she just didn't get it - not even with our help.

    I received a phone call this week from the year coordinator at her school, advising me how impressed they have been with her start to this year. Our daughter came home, telling us her Mathematics teacher commented on the fact she is answering questions in class! School here started 4 February - hence we are certain this oil is really helping her.

    This cannot just be coincidence! The change is too severe - a great contrast to every other year.

    Our only frustration is being told by countless pharmacies and health food stores they can no longer stock Efamol Efalex in Australia. Says who and why??!! With so many children being diagnosed with ADHD, why would such a great, natural product be removed, leaving only the option of tablets that pose health risks? My sister used to be able to buy it off the shelf at any Chemist, just 10 years ago ....

    We love your product, based on our experience, and hope to continually be able to purchase it online to avoid possible harm to our beautiful daughter. Thank you for the great service, prompt delivery and the opportunity to help our daughter with a quality, natural product.

    Patricia

    6/03/19

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