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  Evening Primrose Oil, 1000mg, 100 Softgels
Evening Primrose Oil


 
Evening Primrose Oil supplies gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an Omega-6 fatty acid, for support of PMS comfort and joint health. A favorite with our female members.

Softgel Size: 8S
Retail $19.95
Our Price $9.95


Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days

Description Supplement Facts
 

Benefits

  • Supports cell tissue function and fortifies the immune system.
  • Encourages premenstrual comfort in women.
  • May support a healthy metabolism and neuronal blood supply.

Product Information

Evening primrose oil provides a valuable combination of linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid or GLA. The oil comes from the seeds of the evening primrose plant and provides one of the best sources of its active ingredient, GLA, which comes in the form of triglycerides. The oil is much like the essential fatty acids of the Omega-6 variety.

The use of evening primrose oil, as a nontoxic source of GLA, is a good mix of nutrition and herbal medicine. This night-blooming, bright yellow flowering plant is not a true primrose but is part of the willow family. The name comes from the fact that its flowers resemble those of the primrose plant. Statistically, GLA is an unusual organic substance and is found in very few plants (other sources include the black currant, borage, and hemp plants)!

Evening primrose oil, through GLA, is thought to support healthy cell tissue function and bolster the immune system. GLA also is a player in supporting premenstrual comfort, since women with PMS are thought to have lower levels of GLA, possibly due to an inability to convert linoleic acid to GLA. There is even some preliminary research indicating that evening primrose oil can promote a healthy metabolic system and healthy neuronal blood supply.

This herb has been used medicinally for centuries externally, as a poultice for skin problems or to enhance wound healing.

Warnings

  • Because the GLA in evening primrose oil may have anticoagulant effects, taking evening primrose oil with other anticoagulant of antiplatelet drugs may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • Stop using evening primrose oil at least two weeks before an elective surgery. Evening primrose oil may have antiplatelet effects that can cause increased bleeding.
Factoids
  • Evening primrose oil is approved in the United Kingdom as a "Prescription Only Medicine" for treating atopic dermatitis and mastalgia.
  • Evening primrose oil is approved in Canada as a dietary supplement for increasing essential fatty acids.
  • The evening primrose plant is native to North America, where it is regarded as a weed. 
  • In manufacturing, evening primrose oil is used in soaps and cosmetics. 

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.


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Too soon to tell April 18, 2012
Reviewer: Jerry D. Hodo from Dallas, TX United States  
Supplements take several weeks to do their business. Ask me again in a few months. Considering my experience with your other products, I am confident in the Primrose Oil.

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Essential April 9, 2012
Reviewer: Jenoese Farmer from Houston, TX United States  
I've used another brand for years. Just switched over to this brand due to a better price. Quality is the same.

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Vegetarian likes these with Flax oil December 14, 2011
Reviewer: Shiva Steve Ordog from Raleigh, NC United States  
As a vegetarian, I don't take fish oil.  I use a combination of Evening Primrose Oil and High Lignan Flaxseed Oil to round out my good fat supplementation.
Shiva Steve Ordog

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Heart health+ October 6, 2011
Reviewer: Amy Kramer from Lawrence, KS United States  
Heart disease runs in our family; this is suppose to help with that + Brain health

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Evening Primrose Oil March 23, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Saint Petersburg, FL United States  
has helped with hot flashes

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