Pure Encapsulations E.P.O. (evening primrose oil) offers support for skin, metabolism, cardiovascular system, heart, and female reproductive organs. Evening primrose oil is a good source of several essential fatty acids, most prominently gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA plays several essential roles in supporting well-being. For example, it may promote premenstrual comfort in pre-menopausal women, potentially relieving mild breast pain and other symptoms that distract from everyday life during that time of the month. Its potential ability to support cardiovascular functioning also seems to be particularly significant in the female body. In addition, the human body converts GLA into dihomogammalinolenic acid (DGLA), a substance that may support joint comfort in several ways. DGLA may support healthy cytokine activity and the sufficient production of E1 prostaglandins (PGE1), which may lessen pain and stiffness by providing inflammation relief.
Recommended use: 1 capsule, 1-4 softgels per day with or between meals, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Supports Female Reproductive Organs
Supports the look and feel of healthy skin
May provide premenstrual comfort
Made with hypoallergenic ingredients
Convenient softgel capsule for easy dispensing
Evening primrose oil (E.P.O) supports healthy skin, cardiovascular function and premenstrual comfort. E.P.O is made from pure cold-pressed evening primrose seed.
What Is It? 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, including joint, skin and cardiovascular health.
Uses For E.P.O. (evening primrose oil) Joint Health: In the body, GLA is metabolized to dihomogammalinolenic acid (DGLA). Several studies suggest that DGLA promotes healthy prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) production and supports healthy cytokine activity, a mechanism that may help to support joint comfort. Skin Health: 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. Cardiovascular Health: 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. Menstrual Comfort: EPO supports GLA levels, which may potentially be supportive of premenstrual comfort.
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