Evening Primrose Oil
Native Americans and European settlers used evening primrose, a wildflower that grows in eastern and central North America, for food. Still today, the seeds of the flower are gathered and cold-pressed for their oil, which is then encapsulated to make dietary supplements.
What is evening primrose oil (EPO) good for? This oil is high in essential fatty acids — which provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances.
It’s known to help reduce the pain associated with PMS and menopause and improve chronic skin complaints like eczema, acne and psoriasis. There has also been studies which show beneficial help with Fertility, Acne and Hair-loss. The main benefit associated with EPO is its supply of healthy fats, specifically the types called omega-6 fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them on its own — so you need to get them from your diet. Your body needs a healthy balance of essential fatty acids, such as omega-6, found in EPO, and omega-3, found in fish oil. Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in immune function and brain function, as well as normal growth and development.
- PMS + Menopause Symptoms*
- Can Help with Fertility*
- May Help Overcome Acne*
- Can Lessen Hair Loss*