Evening Primrose Oil: 10 Ways it Improves Health

Evening Primrose Oil: 10 Ways it Improves Health

The best way to stay healthy is to be proactive, not to fix health problems after they occur.  Evening primrose oil is one of the best natural proactive solutions to a number of health conditions.  It is also a completely organic pain and migraine reducer due to the fact that it contains phenylalanine (an agent commonly used in medical supplies).  While it is still relatively new as an herbal treatment, many professionals recommend it as the solution to a wide array of problems such as weight control, cardiac diseases, acne, concentration issues, and addiction.

Ten of the Best Health Improvements Associated With Evening Primrose Oil

Better Skin

 Gamma Linolenic Acid, known as GLA for short, has been used for centuries as a cure for various skin related issues.  Evening primrose oil is abundant in GLA, among other fatty acids, which can combat skin disease and promote the overall health of one’s skin.

Staving Off Addiction

The same fatty acid that aids in healthy skin also provides relief from withdrawal of alcohol.  GLA does not necessarily cure addiction, but rather lessens the severity of most symptoms.  This in turn creates less stress on the central nervous system, leading to less dependency and a quicker recovery.

Cardiac Strength

Evening primrose oil is known to be a highly effective way to control one’s cholesterol levels.  It can also be a solution to high blood pressure, and overall strengthens a person’s heart.  People who regularly consume evening primrose oil are at a lesser risk for cardiac arrest and diseases related to the heart.

Possible Concentration Booster

Aside from all of the other health benefits, evening primrose oil may directly increase one’s ability to hold their attention.  Specifically, it is considered to be a possible treatment for ADHD in children.  Research for this is not yet fully conclusive, but early studies have yielded promising results.

Easing Menstrual Cycles

 As is the case with most menstrual medications, the effectiveness of evening primrose oil varies between each individual.  It has been known to lessen pain and cramping associated with the menstrual cycle and has no known negative side effects.

Energy Booster

CFS, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is an issue that plagues a large portion of the world population.  Research in its early phases suggest that, when combined with other oils, evening primrose oil may eliminate this syndrome and provide the body with energy.

Diabetic Treatment

Sometimes the body may fail to create sufficient levels of GLA, which contributes significantly to the effects of diabetes.  Since evening primrose oil is rich in GLA, it is naturally a safe and simple way to combat this problem.  It has also occasionally been known to combat certain conditions associated with diabetes, specifically diabetic neuropathy, which can result in anything from mild discomfort to serious health issues.

Fertility Treatment

For those who have issues with conception, the GLA present in evening primrose oil can solve many issues.  For women, the GLA increases the overall healthiness of the uterine system; for men, GLA can restore lost circulation by causing blood to flow at a normal rate.  Long term consumption of GLA prevents the thinning of blood vessels while simultaneously eliminating the problem that causes this buildup (high cholesterol).

General Comfort

Overall, the properties of this oil can lessen discomfort from any number of conditions.  It can also guard against inflammation and many bone or joint injuries and diseases.

The Importance of Gamma Linolenic Acid

As the main beneficial ingredient, GLA is an important part of why evening primrose oil is healthy for the body.  This is primarily because the human body actually needs GLA to stay healthy, and under normal circumstances will produce it on its own.  However, as noted earlier, sometimes individuals may not produce enough GLA.  Lacking this fatty acid may result in or amplify the effects of diabetes, as well as put the body at risk for many other health conditions.

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