Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)

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Evening Primrose

Studies suggest that taking Evening Primrose Oil, which is a rich source of GLA, can help reduce inflammation (see Omega-6 Supplements). However, Evening Primrose Oil may contain salicylates so those with salicylate sensitivities should be careful with this supplement.


As a warning, those who suffer from seizures should also be careful with this supplement as there have been reports of Evening Primrose Oil causing or increasing the risk of seizures.


See the following links for more precautions or possible interactions:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsSupplements/GammaLinolenicAcidGLAcs.html

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsSupplements/Omega6FattyAcidscs.html