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Evening Primrose (Definition)

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


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Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Can men take evening primrose oil pills?

Why?: The bigger question is why on earth would you want to? They are a waste of money. ...Read more

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Can i take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Can i take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Sure, but why????: Neither of these has been proved to be of any benefit for any purpose other than profit to snake oil salesmen. Save your money. If you have a medical problem, see a real dr. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil taken with clomid (clomiphene)?

Can evening primrose oil taken with clomid (clomiphene)?

Yes: Yes it can but why would you want to take it in the first place? It has little value. ...Read more

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Can you take evening primrose oil and cod liver oil together?

Can you take evening primrose oil and cod liver oil together?

Probably: Because they are likely absorbed similarly, i can fathom no reason why they cannot be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Will taking both evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil help with hypothyroidism?

Will taking both evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil help with hypothyroidism?

NO!: Only brand name T4 replacement will help w/hypothyroidism. Besides, the two oils won't do anything but shrink your wallet, and primrose oil has potential toxicity. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can you take evening primrose oil and hemp seed oil together?

Can you take evening primrose oil and hemp seed oil together?

Yes: Do not take them with your birth control pills. Do you really need to take these supplements is first question you must first figure out? A simple balanced diet, exercise and yoga are enough to lead a healthy life. Stay away from supplements unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

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

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Can you take evening primrose oil with fish oil?

Yes: Evening primrose oil is one of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid, while fish oil provides essential omega 3 fatty acids including epa and dha. Thus, taking both will provide you with both essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil balance your hormones?

Can evening primrose oil balance your hormones?

No: No it does not. However, I have no idea what balancing one's hormones means or how it has any health benefits. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Can evening primrose oil interact with thyroid medication?

Unlikely if . . .: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1463-0,1059-10639 assuming you're referring to Levothyroxine (there are thyroid medications for an overactive thyroid, too). Do be careful w/your Clonazepam as it can cause confusion, addiction & increase risk for falls & fractures (at least in elderly, no, you don't qualify yet). ...Read more

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Need reliable info on taking evening primrose oil and omega 3 fish oil together to combat moderate chin acne?

Need reliable info on taking evening primrose oil and omega 3 fish oil together to combat moderate chin acne?

No reliable evidence: I don't believe there is concrete evidence! It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acne will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. blackheads acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck ...Read more

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Can i take evening prim rise oil, vitamin e and cod liver oil everyday?

Can i take evening prim rise oil, vitamin e and cod liver oil everyday?

You can: But why would you? There is no benefit from any of these. Save your money for something useful or fun. Don't be a sucker.There was once a concern about Vitamin A toxicity from cod liver oil, but apparently it is not toxic at usual dose. ...Read more