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Top 11 Reasons to Take Evening Primrose Oil

Top 11 Reasons to Take Evening Primrose Oil Blog | Pure Life Science

For centuries, evening primrose oil (EPO) has been known for its healing properties. Also called the king's cure-all, EPO has been used by cultures around the world for a number of conditions. It works in two ways: it contains gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA), which pushes the body to make prostaglandinE1 (the most powerful anti-inflammatory the body makes), and linoleic acid (LA), the most important fatty acid for the health of your cell membranes. Also unique is EPO’s absorbability, which far exceeds that of other oils such as borage oil. 

Below is a list of this beneficial product’s scientifically proven effects.

  1. Traditionally treats hot flashes from menopause (Mehrpooya et al., 2018; Farzaneh et al., 2013)
  1. Treats vaginal dryness (Parhizkar & Latiff, 2013)
  1. Treats atopic dermatitis (Chung et al., 2013
  1. Treats eczema (Morse & Clough, 2006)
  1. Treats rheumatoid arthritis (Belch et al., 1988)
  1. Treats dry skin due to acne treatment (Park et al., 2014
  1. Prevents kidney stones (du Toit et al, 1994)
  1. Helps to manage cystic fibrosis (Olveria et al., 2010)
  1. Helps to manage epilepsy (Puri, 2007)
  1. Increases chance of heart attack survival and recovery (Abo-Gresha et al., 2014)
  1. Helps to manage multiple sclerosis (Rezapour-Firouzi et al., 2013)

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The key to success with this product is extraction in an environment that preserves these benefits. Extraction under anaerobic conditions (nitrogen blanket) and storage in an anaerobic environment (nitrogen bubble in capsule) are essential to maximizing the benefits of this amazing oil. Pure Form Omega follows all the rules and is unique in the industry for this. Try it in adequate weight-based dosing (1 capsule/30lbs body weight) and you will feel the difference!


Abo-Gresha, N., Abel-Azis, E., & Greish, S. (2014). Evening primrose oil ameliorates platelet aggregation and improves cardiac recovery in myocardial-infarct hypercholesterolemic rats. International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, 6 (1), 23-36.

Belch, J., Ansell, D., Madhok, R., O’Dowd, A., & Sturrock, R. (1988). Effects of altering dietary essential fatty acids on requirements for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a double blind placebo controlled study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 47 (2), 96-104.

Chung, B., Kim, J., Cho, S., Ahn, I., Kim, H., Park, C., & Lee, C. (2013). Dose-dependent effects of evening primrose oil in children and adolescents with atopic dermatitis. Annals of Dermatology, 25 (3), 285-291. doi: 10.5021/ad.2013.25.3.285

du Toit, P., van Aswegen, C., Nel, J., Strasheim, B., Becker, P., & du Plessis, D. (1994). Pyelonephritis: renal urokinase activity in rats on essential fatty acid diets. Urological Research, 22 (3), 127-130.

Farzaneh, F., Fatehi, S., Sohrabi, M., & Alizadeh, K. (2013). The effect oral evening primrose oil on menopausal hot flashes: a randomized clinical trial. Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 288 (5), 1075-1079. doi: 10.1007/s00404-013-2852-6

Mehrpooya, M., Soghra, R., Larki-Harchegani, A., Fallahian, A., Moradi, A., Ataei, S., & Javad, M. (2018). A comparative study on the effect of “black cohosh” and “evening primrose oil” on menopausal hot flashes. Journal of Education and Health Promotion, 7 (36). doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_81_17

Morse, N., & Clough, P. (2006). A meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials of Efamol evening primrose oil in atopic eczema. Where do we go from here in light of more recent discoveries? Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 7 (6), 503-524.

Olveria, G., Olveria, C., Acosta, E., Espildora, F., Garrido-Sánchez, L., Garcia-Escobar, E., Rojo-Martínez, G., Gonzalo, M., & Soriguer, F. Fatty acid supplements improve respiratory, inflammatory and nutritional parameters in adults with cystic fibrosis. (2010). Archivos de Bronconeumologia, 46 (2), 70-77. doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2009.11.001

Parhizkar, S., & Latiff, L. (2013). Supplementary health benefits of linolenic Acid by improvement of vaginal cornification of ovariectomized rats. Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 3 (1), 31-36. doi: 10.5681/apb.2013.006

Park, K., Ko, E., Kim, I., Li, K., Kim, B., Seo, S., Kim, M., & Hong, C. (2014). The Effect of Evening Primrose Oil for the Prevention of Xerotic Cheilitis in Acne Patients Being Treated with Isotretinoin: A Pilot Study. Annals of Dermatology, 26 (6), 706-712. doi: 10.5021/ad.2014.26.6.706

Puri, B. (2007). The safety of evening primrose oil in epilepsy. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids, 77 (2), 101-103. 

Rezapour-Firouzi, S., Arefhosseini, S., Mehdi, F., Mehrangiz, E., Baradaran, B., Sadeghihokmabad, E., Mostafaei, S., Fazljou, S., Torbati, M., Sanaie, S., & Zamani, F. (2013). Immunomodulatory and therapeutic effects of Hot-nature diet and co-supplemented hemp seed, evening primrose oils intervention in multiple sclerosis patients. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21 (5), 473-480. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.06.006

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