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Evening Primrose Oil: Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the evening primrose oil in VegEPA referred to as “virgin evening primrose oil”?

It’s virgin because it is cold-pressed and non-raffinated i.e. unprocessed and unrefined. Therefore the all-important triterpenes remain intact within the oil. In “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Natural Way to Treat ME”, Professor Puri writes: “virgin (cold-pressed, non-raffinated) evening primrose oil is rich in a group of compounds known as triterpenes. In contrast commercial samples of (non-virgin) evening primrose oil only contained traces of triterpenes. ...
A It’s virgin because it is cold-pressed and non-raffinated i.e. unprocessed and unrefined. Therefore the all-important triterpenes remain intact within the oil. In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Natural Way to Treat ME, Professor Puri writes: “virgin (cold-pressed, non-raffinated) evening primrose oil is rich in a group of compounds known as triterpines. In contrast commercial samples of (non-virgin) evening primrose oil only contained traces of triterpenes. ...

What is Evening Primrose Oil used for?

EPO is used to increase the amount of EWCM. The dose is 3000 mg once daily. Discontinue EPO when your thermal shift occurs as it can cause uterine contraction which may hinder implantation of the embryo in the uterus. It can be found at most health food stores, grocery stores. You should start taking EPO on cycle day 1.
EPO is used to increase the amount of EW CM . The dose is 3000 mg once daily. Discontinue EPO when your thermal shift occurs as it can cause uterine contraction which may hinder implantation of the embryo in the uterus. It can be found at most health food stores, grocery stores, and here in "The Store" on the Vitamins and Herbs page. What is the luteal phase ? The LP is the number of days from ovulation until the start of AF . Typically, it is 12-16 days in length and does not vary by more than a day in each person. ...
EPO is used to increase the amount of EWCM. The dose is 3000 mg once daily. Discontinue EPO when your thermal shift occurs as it can cause uterine contraction which may hinder implantation of the embryo in the uterus. It can be found at most health food stores, grocery stores, and here in "The Store" on the Vitamins and Herbs page.

What is Evening Primrose Oil 500?

Evening Primrose Oil is natural extract of plant which is usually used for reducing premenstrual symptoms in females of all ages.

How Evening Primrose Oil 500 Can Help?

Evening Primrose Oil 500 can ease a variety of conditions, especially those resulting from an imbalance of essential fatty acids, inflammation of the skin, or an immune deficiency. These problems are mood changes – depressive mood/uneasiness , breast tenderness/pains associated with the menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Who should use Evening Primrose Oil 500?

Evening Primrose Oil 500 is especially beneficial for ladies suffering from menstrual disorders, skin problems/echzema and pre menstrual breast tenderness.

What is the difference between borage oil and evening primrose oil?

Borage oil is much higher in potency since it contains more than twice as much GLA… Both borage and evening primrose oil contain the same active ingredient, GLA, which offers many benefits for the body. The big difference between the two is the concentration of GLA. Evening primrose oil typically contains between 8% and 10% GLA, while borage oil contains between 20% and 24% GLA. ...
Both of these are sources of the beneficial omega-6 fatty acid known as GLA. Borage has been helpful for people with certain skin problems. For decades, women have been using evening primrose oil to alleviate the discomfort of PMS.

What is the purpose of evening primrose oil (EPO)?

EPO contains a high proportion of cis-linoleic and cis-gamma linolenic acids. These essential fatty acids are precursors of some series of the prostaglandin which may be beneficial in reducing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, menopause as well as arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. It may also help with skin problems such as eczema.

What's evening primrose oil?

Natural evening primrose oil, which contains beneficial linolenic and gamma linolenic acids, has long proven effective in relieving neurodermaititis. Its high content of essential fatty acids makes evening primrose oil particularly effective when it comes to regenerating and revitalizing the skin. The plant with North American origins was highly valued by the Native Americans for its healing powers. Its name comes from the fact that its bright yellow blossoms don't bloom until the evening. ...

Can pregnant and lactating ladies use Evening Primrose Oil 500?

Evening Primrose Oil 500 is generally given the go-ahead for breastfeeding mothers, since GLA is found in breast milk.

Is there any side effect of using Evening Primrose Oil 500?

There have been no adverse effects attributed to Evening Primrose Oil 500 .

Can I get Evening Primrose Oil 500 easily?

Evening Primrose Oil 500 is easily available at all leading chemists and retail outlets in major city of Pakistan. You can order by e-mail/phone and we can send to your doorstep by VPP.

Can I take Bionutra NutraFEM together with Evening Primrose Oil?

Yes, in fact we encourage this, as our human studies have reported positive synergistic effects with this combination.

Can you tell me more about Evening Primrose Oil?

"Has the latin name of Oenothera biennis . EPO is rich in the fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is an important intermediary in the metabolic conversion of linolenic acid into Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). PGE1 is one of many prostaglandins which are interconvertible, and which modulate the action of many hormones. GLA (gamma linolenic acid) once processed in the body, GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid exerts anti-inflammatory and other healing actions. ...

What is the difference between Seabuckthorn and other medicinal oil, such as Evening Primrose oil and Flaxseed oil?

There are two major differences. First, Seabuckthorn oil contains abundant vitamin E, about 300mg/100g. Since Vitamin E is a strong anti-oxidant, it prevents the oil from oxidization, which makes the oil very stable. Other medicinal oils do not contain or contain very little vitamin E. PrimRose oil contains no Vitamin E, it has a very short shelf life, as short as 2 weeks. Primrose oil must be put in capsules when the oil is fresh. Secondly, Seabuckthorn oil contains 106 bio-active nutrients. ...

Can I take Body Elements with things like evening primrose oil or fish oil?

Yes - It is perfectly acceptable to combine our products with evening primrose oil or fish oil or both. Components of these oils, referred to as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are very important for keeping skin healthy and helping moisture to be retained by the skin.

Which provides more essential fatty acids: Omega III Salmon Oil, Omega III Concentrate, or Evening Primrose Oil?

Both Omega III Salmon Oil and Omega III Concentrate are rich, food-sourced supplements that deliver the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. On the other hand, evening primrose oil does not contain any significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Evening primrose oil contains omega-6 essential fatty acids. Although both nutrients are useful, performing different functions in the body, omega-6 fatty acids are plentiful in most diets, while omega-3 fatty acids are only largely available from a few specific food sources. ...
Source: www.gnld.com

Is it safe for a healthy woman going through menopause to take flax seed oil and evening primrose oil daily? Can not understand if both oils offer the same benefit?

Each woman is different and much depends on her diet and the amount of flax seed oil and evening primrose oil consumed. I can't see any problems with small amounts of these oils consumed on a regular basis, and I also think fish oils are healthy. I would also recommend the use of flaxseed for menopause symptoms.
Source: www.mp.sg

Q My friend takes evening primrose oil capsules to relieve cramping and mood swings. Will it help my PMS symptoms?

A There’s no evidence that evening primrose oil is effective or even completely safe. It can no longer be legally imported in the United States as a PMS remedy.
Source: www.glow.ca

How does Maca compare to supplements like Black cohosh, Evening Primrose oil, and Dong quai?

Herbs such as Black cohosh, Evening Primrose oil, and Dong quai are merely substitutes for hormones (phytoestrogens) and will not work to prevent the symptoms of menopause or it's debilitating effects for long. These herbs are weak hormones and in a jungle or farming society they would work well. But women today are subject to an amazing number of environmental insults and these weak hormones are not going to fill the bill unless you move to a beach on Tahiti! ...
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