Evening Primrose – 90 capsules
Bottle size: 90 capsules
Suggested adult usage: 2-3 capsules twice a day with food. Findings suggest that this herb should be taken at least 2-3 months for the full effects to be seen.
Approximate supply: 15-22 days
Do you suffer from an uncomfortable or embarrassing skin condition, painful or swollen joints, difficulty concentrating and remembering things, or nerve pain? If so, Evening Primrose Oil may be the relief you’ve been looking for! Evening Primrose Oil can also help relieve dry, scaly, or itchy skin conditions – leaving you with soft supple skin and a healthy glow – while providing a host of other benefits throughout the body!
- Weight: 3.00 Ounces
Why Use Evening Primrose Oil?
Evening Primrose Oil benefits include enhancing multiple bodily functions and improving a vast number of conditions and health problems. In fact, Evening Primrose Oil is considered one of the top herbal products with unsurpassed preventive and restorative abilities! Most of EPO’s benefits are derived from a few active compounds found mostly in the seeds of the flower, namely, gamma linolenic acid, prostaglandins, and other essential fatty acids that help maintain proper function of all major organs and systems in our body!
Evening Primrose Oil and Skin Conditions
Today, one of the primary uses of Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is to relieve the itchiness, redness, and scaling associated with certain skin problems. There are over 30 positive studies reporting benefits for skin conditions when using EPO. A review including 1,207 patients reported that EPO was beneficial for skin problems such as itching, crusting, edema (excess fluid/swelling), and redness. It has even been reported effective for allergic skin reactions such as rashes, itching, or hives. EPO can be used in both children and adults for skin problems. In addition, with certain skin problems, the blood vessels become inflamed and irritated. The prostaglandins produced by Evening Primrose Oil contract the blood vessels, resulting in a reduction of both redness and inflammation!
Evening Primrose Oil and Infertility (Male or Female)
Evening Primrose Oil serves a dual purpose for fertility by enhancing both the male and female’s chances to conceive. In males, essential fatty acids found in EPO maintain healthy quality and count of sperm and increase penile blood flow. In females, it benefits cervical fluid and makes it more hospitable for sperm to survive and travel upward to the cervical area – increasing the chances to conceive.
Evening Primrose Oil and Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Individuals undergoing alcohol withdrawal therapy can minimize unpleasant side effects associated with the withdrawal like headaches, tremors, depression, mood swings by taking Evening Primrose Oil.
Evening Primrose Oil and Inflammatory Conditions
Inflammation in kidneys, joints and skin especially associated with auto-immune issues may improve with the use of Evening Primrose Oil. As an anti-inflammatory agent, EPO has also shown to be very effective in soothing flare-ups in the bowel.
Evening Primrose Oil and Nerve Health
The gamma lineolic acid in EPO may help to prevent and even repair nerve damage – regardless of the cause. Studies have shown that symptoms such as: tingling, numbness, pain, burning, and loss of sensation associated with nerve pain improved greatly when patients took EPO! This wonder herb also helps repair nerves damaged due to debilitating conditions that attack nervous system health. If taken over an extended period of time, it can help establish healthy nerve and myelin sheath formation. The GLA contained in EPO helps maintain the integrity of the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves and helps protect them from damage. Because myelin is composed of fatty acids, it is said that, if taken over time, it can actually help rebuild this protective sheath.
Evening Primrose Oil and Joint Pain
Supplementation with EPO has been shown to lessen joint pain and swelling. A six-month study reported fewer signs of inflammation in joint pain sufferers taking capsules containing EPO than in those taking a placebo. In another trial, the number of tender joints and swollen joints again dropped significantly with EPO but not with a placebo.
Evening Primrose Oil and Memory/Cognitive Function
EPO helps encourage transmission of nerve impulses, making it beneficial for memory problems and cognitive issues.
Evening Primrose Oil and PMS
EPO has shown to help relieve the discomforts of PMS and menstruation, including mood swings, bloating, cramping, breast tenderness, bowel flare-ups, and carbohydrate cravings. One way it works is by interfering with the production of inflammatory prostaglandins released during menstruation which helps to control inflammation throughout the body, including the breasts, bowel, uterus, muscles, and back.
In addition, many PMS sufferers are found to have unusually low levels of GLA in their systems, which is why supplements might help so much. Although EPO has not been widely used in this country for PMS, Europeans have long used it for this condition.
A study at St. Thomas Hospital in London found that when PMS suffers were given Evening Primrose Oil three times daily, 67% of the participants were symptom-free and 22% achieved partial relief. (In all total, 89% had positive results with the EPO.)
Things To Consider:
• Taking EPO with food will help to ensure adequate absorption of GLA.
• When EPO is used for skin conditions, it may take several months to notice complete effects.
• People with temporal lobe epilepsy should not take Evening Primrose Oil. EPO may interfere with medications used to treat epilepsy and should be avoided by people taking anti-epileptic drugs.
• Phenothizines — Individuals taking a class of medications called phenothiazines to treat schizophrenia should not take EPO because it may interact with these medications and increase the risk of seizures.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.