Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) has ~10% gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is an essential fatty acid.
The list of metabolic enhancing functions of GLA could fill volumes. It is clearly one of the most important nutrient/hormones in the entire metabolic scene.
What is evening primrose oil?
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a rich source of the long-chain fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, an important member of the omega-6 family of essential fatty acids.
What is evening primrose oil used for?
EPO appears to be effective in some cases inflammatory disorders by inhibiting the pro-inflammatory series 2 prostaglandins and series 4 leukotrienes. The body may use it to form hormones and to regulate insulin.
What is the recommended dose?
Take two to four capsules daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
What are the side effects of evening primrose oil?
No side effects or contraindications have been reported.
Serving Size: One teaspoon (5 ml)
Servings Per Container: 48
Amount Per Serving:
Calories from fat 40
Total fat 5.0 g
Gamma Linolenic Acid [GLA] (omega-6) 473 mg
Linoleic acid (omega-6) 3486 mg
Oleic acid (omega-9)
Evening Primrose seed oil.
Should be consumed within 12 weeks of opening.