Quest Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which may suppress inflammation through its metabolism to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), which, in turn, can competitively inhibit the pro-inflammatory 2-series prostaglandins and 4-series leukotirenes. The incorporation of GLA and its metabolites in cell membranes may also play a role in the possible anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic, antiatherogenic, and antiproliferative actions of EPO.
Quest Evening Primrose Oil Ingredients
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) seed oil 1000mg
Linoleic Acid 739mg
Gamma Linoleic Acid 92mg
Oleic Acid 70mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vitamin E, Gelatin.
Quest Evening Primrose Oil Directions
Adults take 2 softgels, one to three times daily.
Quest Evening Primrose Oil Cautions
No side effects expected at recommended dosage. Supplementation over 4,000mg daily over the long term may induce thrombocytopenia in some individuals.
Do not use if you are taking blood-thinning medication, have a history of seizure disorder, or are being treated with drugs that lower seizure threshold. Do not use before any surgical procedure. Large dosages should be accompanied by extra vitamin E.
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.
Gamma-lineolenic acid (GLA), supplied in the form of evening primrose oil, has been studied for many years for its possible effects in arthritis and other inflammatory processes. In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers, those receiving 1.4 grams of GLA daily experienced significant relief. GLA reduced the number of tender joints 36% and the swollen joint count by 28%. Those on placebo experienced no significant improvement or declined in condition.