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Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is derived from the seeds of the evening primrose plant. EPO contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid which the body converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and which is helpful in maintaining the body’s natural balance of fatty acids.

Good sources of Evening Primrose Oil:

Evening primrose oil (EPO) is found primarily in a range of supplements but its active ingredient, GLA, can also be found in borage oil supplements and blackcurrant seed oil.

Key functions of Evening Primrose Oil are:

  • Helps to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS), endometriosis and menstrual cramps
  • Lessens inflammation in acne, rosacea and muscle strains
  • Eases rheumatoid arthritis pains
  • Can minimise symptoms of nerve damage due to diabetes

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