|E.P.O. (evening primrose oil) is an essential fatty acids supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
About E.P.O. (evening primrose oil):
*Evening primrose oil (EPO), a source of essential fatty acids such as gamma linolenic acid (GLA), has been used in Europe since the seventeenth century and by the Native Americans for centuries as nutritional support for a wide range of physiological functions.
Several studies have indicated that EPO may help support the look and feel of healthy skin. A clinical trial reported that EPO supported healthy skin through a modulation of IFN-gamma. Another study revealed that EPO promoted skin health and led to a more favorable shift in eicosanoid metabolism.
Animal studies suggest that EPO may support healthy lipid metabolism and may provide oxidative protection by promoting glutathione reductase and transferase activities. A clinical trial reported that GLA in combination with EPA/DHA significantly promoted healthy cardiovascular function in women.
Additionally, EPO may potentially be supportive of premenstrual comfort.
Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) provides versatile support for healthy skin, cardiovascular function and premenstrual comfort.
Yoon S. Lee J. Lee S. The therapeutic effect of evening primrose oil in atopic dermatitis patients with dry scaly skin lesions is associated with the normalization of serum gamma-interferon levels. Skin Pharmacology & Applied Skin Physiology 2002 Jan-Feb;15(1):20-5.
Ingredients and Dosage:
each softgel capsule contains:
evening primrose oil 530 mg.
(This oil is fresh pressed; absolutely no chemicals are used in the extraction process.)
provides GLA (min.) 50 mg.
fatty acid composition (typical):
16:0 palmitic 33 mg.
18:1 oleic 60 mg.
18:2 linoleic 372 mg.
18:3 gamma linolenic (GLA) 50 mg.
other fatty acids 13 mg.
4–8 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer
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1 bottle contains: 250 capsules
Also Available in 100 capsules/bottle
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