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Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)
Why you need it?
The oil of the Evening Primrose seed is a rich source of cis-g-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a precursor of a hormone like substance called PGE1 which has a wide range of beneficial effects in the body.
In addition to providing sustenance and its nutritive value, Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid), which can help in regulating the production of hormone like substances called prostaglandins and has been historically used to relieve premenstrual symptoms, lower blood cholesterol levels and improve circulation.
Oil from the seed.
70% cis-linolenic acid and 6-8% cis-g-linolenic acid (GLA). Cold pressed oil from higher quality crops could yield 10-11% GLA.
Beneficial For :
- Been known to relieve premenstrual symptoms, lower blood cholesterol levels and improve circulation
- Rich source of cis-g-linolenic acid (GLA)
GRAS - Generally recognized as safe. No adverse reactions, side effects or overdose symptoms expected when taken within the recommended amounts.
Consistent, reproducible problems from taking evening primrose oil have not been reported. However, rare instances of side effects of headache, skin rashes and nausea have been reported. Other nutrients are needed by the body, along with evening primrose oil, to make PGE. Consequently, some experts suggest that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B6 should be taken along with evening primrose oil.
Use for epileptics is not recommended
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