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Benefits Is Primosa 1000 Mg Capsules
Herbs and Supplement:
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But, medicine in general, does not see any additional health benefits to this supplement. I would seek out the advice of a naturopath or other herbal specialist. ...Read more
See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved ...Read more
Not clear: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing I haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm! ...Read more
Myths: No. And none. This is a myth. The product is without any medicinal or health benefits. ...Read more
Could people with systemic autoimmune diseases like lupus/ra benefit from taking evening primrose oil? What about fish oil?
Drug interactions: Even over the counter and herbal medications can interact with other medications you may be taking. Please do not take either of these without discussing the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
Oil? Yes: Primrose oil is like any oil, 9 k calories per gram; no real help for anything and too expensive to ingest enough. ...Read more
Evening primrose: See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 (misoprostol) and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 (misoprostol) is involved in immune system regulation. ...Read more
Rosacea and herbs: Supplements: supplement with gamma-linolenic acid, which improves the health of the skin. Good sources include evening primrose oil and black currant oil. Take 500 mg twice a day of either, and expect to wait at least six to eight weeks to notice results. Anti-inflammatory herbs such as ginger and turmeric may also be effective; these can be added to foods and/or taken as supplements. ...Read more
Commercial preparations of evening primrose oil are typically standardized to 8 percent GLA and 72 percent linoleic acid. You don't want to make it yourself.
The evidence for it to work is not great. BUT, it has compoents that have effects. However, if something is recommended for everything--and EPO is--then most of the recommendattions have to be wrong. ...Read more
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No data to support: Few studies of the effects of evening primrose oil for premenstrual symptoms have been done, and the ones that have been published have had problems that make them difficult to generalize. As of now there is not good evidence in the medical literature to support that it is useful in pms symptoms. ...Read more
Many things, safe: Evening primrose oil is a source of GLA, an essential Omega 6 fatty acid. It is used for many things including eczema, arthritis, PMS and diabetic neuropathy. It is very safe. Like all supplements and meds, it does not help everyone and more research is needed. See http://nccam. Nih. Gov/health/eveningprimrose and http://www. Naturalalternativeremedy. Com/10-health-benefits-of-evening-primrose-oil/. ...Read more
1000-2000mg: Oil of primrose can help some people with their pms symptoms. Usually you have to take a big enough dose from a well produced drug company for it to work. Use 1-2grams per day starting at the lower dose; if it does not work after 1-2 months increase it. If it does not help by then, it is probably not going to work for you. ...Read more
Can I take holland &barrett evening primrose oil capsules, am not on any medication but breastfeeding?
What for: This is probably not going to help anything. ...Read more
Doc prescribed evening primrose oil capsules to induce labor. I can't find it in capsules, they are in soft gels. Difference between those forms?
Evening primrose: Like many other substances, this oil has been used in history for various purposes. It has no proven effectiveness in any condition I could find. You could use it, but shouldn't count on its' helpiing anything but the sales of where you bought it. ...Read more
Let me help: The oil is extracted from the flower seeds for most medicinal uses. The oil contains 25 percent essential fatty acids, which often are promoted for their health benefits, including linoleic acid, or la, and gamma-linolenic acid or gla. The most common uses of evening primrose oil include treatment of skin condition like eczema and dermatitis as well as diabetic neuropathy treatment and arthritis. ...Read more
Depends: Oil of primrose is often used for pms and has an additional fat for those who need it. It is usually fine to take and causes few symptoms, perhaps GI is the most common. You need about 1-2 grams for it to help with pms. It does not help everyone but it is worth a try rather than a prescription drug. ...Read more
Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- I've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing I haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm. ...Read more
Eczema, Breast pain: The effectiveness of evening primrose oil stems from an ingredient called gamma-linolenic acid, or gla, an essential fatty acid thought to have anti-inflammatory and other healing properties. Evening primrose oil has highly concentrated amounts. It is one of the safest sources of gla. When ingested, gla is converted to prostaglandins, compounds that help regulate inflammation. ...Read more
Yes, of course: But do not expect to derive any benefit of any kind for your money. ...Read more