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Synonyms: EPO

Keywords: prostaglandins, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, neuropathy, fatigue, migraines, obesity, osteoporosis, dermatitis, PMS, immunity

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is made from the seeds of the plant Oenothera biennis (related actually to willow, not primrose). It is a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA) — two omega-6 fatty acids from which the body makes prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals that regulate many bodily processes, including inflammation. The body’s ability to make gamma-linolenic acid declines with age.

Scientific studies have provided evidence that supplementary evening primrose oil and its components can:

  • decrease incidence of cardiovascular disease (3 g/day GLA)
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve blood cholesterol profile (3.6 g/day GLA)
  • inhibit development of atherosclerosis
  • ameliorate acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (2.8 g/day GLA)
  • improve nerve function in diabetics
  • ameliorate chronic fatigue syndrome
  • reduce migraine attacks
  • reduce appetite for fats in overweight people
  • prevent abnormalities in red blood cell membranes caused by hemodialysis
  • reverse bone loss from osteoporosis
  • enhance tamoxifen’s ability to suppress breast cancer (2.8 g/day GLA)
  • ameliorate psoriasis
  • improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis (274 mg GLA twice a day)
  • improve skin problems caused by hemodialysis (2 g/day GLA)
  • ameliorate premenstrual syndrome
  • prevent cyclic breast pain
  • enhance immunity
  • ameliorate dry eye syndrome (15 mg/day GLA + 28 mg/day LA)
SOFTGELS
CAT No. PER SOFTGEL PER BOTTLE PER DAY Our Price This Order
90102 500 mg 100 softgels 2-5 softgels $22.00
(11% off!)
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Pronunciation: linolenic lınʹ·ō·lēnʹ·ık, linoleic lın·ōʹ·lē·ık, prostaglandin prăsʹ·tə·glan·dın


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Last modified 2010.08.30