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.
Nature's Plus Ultra EPO Highlights:
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.Suggested Usage:
As a dietary supplement, one softgel daily.Supplimental Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 90Ingredients:
Calories from Fat: 15
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol): 5 IU
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis) (organically grown): 1500 mg
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA): 150 mg
Linoleic Acid: 1110 mg
Alpha Linoleic Acid: 12 mgOther Ingredients:
Gelatin, glycerin and purified water.Warning:
If you are taking prescription medications, consult your doctor prior to use. If symptoms of digestive discomfort persist for more than two weeks, discontinue use and consult a physician. Not to be used by children under 12 unless recommended by a physician. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place and out of reach of children.ABOUT THE COMPANY Introduction:
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