Nature's Plus Ultra EPO 1500 mg. - 60 Softgels
Nature's Plus Ultra EPO 1500 is the most potent evening primrose oil supplement ever developed. Each maximum strength 1500 mg soft gelatin capsule, supplying an unprecedented 150 mg of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), contains the highest grade oil from select, organically grown European evening primrose. No harsh chemical solvent (such as hexane) or high temperatures are ever used in the extraction process, thereby guaranteeing maximum potency and purity of this beneficial botanical extract.
Free from artifical colors and preservatives. Free from the common allergens yeast, wheat, soy, corn, and milk
Nature's Plus Ultra EPO Highlights:
- Gluten Free
- 150 mg of GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid)
- Support for Overall Well-Being
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil (EPO), comes from the seeds of the evening primrose plant. Like black currant seed oil and borage oil, EPO contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that the body converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1).
Where is it found?
EPO is found primarily in supplements. Its presumed active ingredient, GLA, can also be found in black currant seed oil and borage oil supplements. However, it is not known whether the effects of these three oils in the body are the same.
Who is likely to be deficient?
Those with premenstrual syndrome, diabetes, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, eczema, and other skin conditions can have a metabolic block that interferes with the body's ability to make GLA. In preliminary research, supplementation with EPO has helped people with these conditions.
There is evidence that alcoholics may be deficient in GLA, and a double-blind study suggested that alcohol withdrawal may be facilitated with EPO supplementation. Many people in Western societies may be at least partially GLA-deficient as a result of aging, glucose intolerance, high dietary fat intake, and other problems. People with deficiencies would presumably benefit from supplemental GLA intake from EPO, black currant seed oil, or borage oil.
How much is usually taken?
Although many people may have inadequate levels of GLA, the optimal intake for this nutrient remains unknown. Researchers often use 3,000-6,000 mg of EPO per day, which provides approximately 270-540 mg of GLA.
Are there any side effects or interactions?
EPO has been reported to exacerbate symptoms of temporal lobe epilepsy, which can sometimes be mistaken for schizophrenia.
Other nutrients are needed by the body, along with EPO, to make PGE1. Consequently, some experts suggest that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B6 should be taken along with EPO.
Are there any drug interactions?
Certain medicines may interact with evening primrose oil.
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