- Evening primrose oil (EPO) is obtained from the seeds of evening primrose plant. It contains a special fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
- HIGH GLA VALUE – each capsule is guaranteed to carry at least 90mg of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which the body converts into a hormone Prostaglandin .
- Prostaglandins affect the immune system, circulation and menstrual cycles. Both lifestyle and psychological factors (such as stress, over consumption of alcohol, unhealthy diets, viruses, etc) can hinder the body’s production of GLA.
- May help to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.
- Maintaining a healthy Prostaglandin level, may help ease the symptoms of PMS
Evening primrose oil is the oil from the seed of the evening primrose plant. Evening primrose oil is used for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis, weak bones (osteoporosis), Raynaud’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), Sjogren’s syndrome, high cholesterol, heart disease, a movement disorder in children called dyspraxia, leg pain due to blocked blood vessels (intermittent claudication), alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia. Some people use evening primrose oil for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); asthma; nerve damage related to diabetes; an itching disorder called neurodermatitis; hyperactivity in children and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obesity and weight loss; whooping cough; and gastrointestinal disorders including ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and peptic ulcer disease. Women use evening primrose oil in pregnancy for preventing high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), shortening labour, starting labour, and preventing late deliveries. Women also use evening primrose oil for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast pain, endometriosis, and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. In foods, evening primrose oil is used as a dietary source of essential fatty acids. How does it work? Evening primrose oil contains “fatty acids.” Some women with breast pain might not have high enough levels of certain “fatty acids.” Fatty acids also seem to help decrease inflammation related to conditions such as arthritis and eczema.