Evening Primrose Oil: Benefits, Uses, and History
Staggering Evening Primrose Oil Benefits
Evening Primrose Oil is a very undervalued oil supplement that leaves many people asking: What is evening primrose oil? What are the benefits of evening primrose oil? How do you take evening primrose oil?
For a plant that’s simply made with flower seeds, evening primrose oil benefits are staggering! Primrose oil has been known to help with a number of ailments including bruises, digestive problems, and sore throats. In addition, evening primrose oil benefits include antioxidant properties, hormone balancing, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Most other benefits of primrose oil are for skin. It can be used to help with acne, ease eczema, and overall skin health including elasticity, moisture, firmness, and fatigue resistance.
A few testimonials even claim that they successfully used evening premrose oil to induce labor. American Family Physician claims that primrose oil may help thin out and soften the cervix. Other studies indicate the linolenic acid in primrose oil may trigger a prostaglandin response in the body to shorten the duration of labor.
Other testimonials claim they use evening primrose oil for hair loss. The medical research is still limited, but there are studies done on primrose oil’s arachidonic acids which have been shown to stimulate hair growth and assist hair shafts to grow longer (1).
How To Use Evening Primrose Oil and Primrose Oil's History
Evening primrose oil is derived from the seeds of the evening primrose plant, which is a wildflower that is native to North America and was introduced to Europe in the seventeenth century. Primrose oil has been studied primarily for the medicinal effects of the linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid that it contains.
There are two main ways to take and apply primrose oil and each have their own respective advantages depending on your intended result.
The easiest way is to take oil capsules orally as directed by the product directions. Different conditions may require varying dosages or ingestion frequencies as indicated by medical research and trials. It is best to consult with your doctor or medical professional for additional information and guidance on this.
Another great way to take evening primrose oil is topically. You can apply the oil directly to an area of choice to help alleviate symptoms such as itchiness and burning sensations. The primrose oil doesn’t have to be diluted for topical use, but many people mix it with a variety of other herbal oils or even their moisturizer!
Our Zen Supplements oil extraction process is done carefully in order to provide you with pure, best-in-class products that have optimal bioavailability and absorption so you can get the most out of every drop.
The Zen Supplements primrose oil formula is cold pressed and extracted from only the best seeds.
It is 100% pure and is free from hexane or other harmful chemicals that are contained in some other evening primrose product brands.
The formula is exceptionally rich in GLA fatty acids, its most sought after and beneficial component.
Features and Benefits:
- 1,300mg of Evening Primrose Oil in every softgel, providing 117mg of GLA, 925mg of Cis-Linolenic Acid, 70mg Oleic Acid, and 78MG Pamitic Acid
- Rich source of omega 6 fatty acid
- Promotes healthy skin, and helps reduce symptoms caused by acne, eczema, and other skin conditions. May also help with skin elasticity, moisture, and firmness.
- Hexane and chemical free
- Contains absolutely no sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors
Quick explanation of GLA and its health benefits by Dr. Berg
Comprehensive guide to Evening Primrose Oil
EPO's Arachidonic Acid Hair Loss Study (1)