Many people use evening primrose oil (EPO) as a dietary supplement for diseases ranging from arthritis (inflammatory diseases) to Alzheimer's, menopause, cancer, heart disease, impotence, infertility and fibromyalgia.
Health First® EPO gel caps are reportedly, "free from artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, gluten, wheat, lactose, added sugar and yeast."
While there seems to be no concrete evidence that proves the curing abilities of the EPO oil, GLA and omega-6 fatty acids, studies are ongoing.
Medicines for mental illness have a high risk of seizure associated with them, so do not take these in conjunction with EPO.
Concordia EPO: This policy requires no referrals for care and is available to businesses with ten or more employees.
Evidence is lacking on what effects, if any, EPO has on pregnant women, unborn fetuses or nursing children.
Read about the EPO side effects before taking any evening primrose oil supplement.