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GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500
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GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500

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Description
A Natural Source Of GLA, An Important Omega-6 Fatty Acid
  • Provides 500 mg of high quality evening primrose oil
  • Supports hormonal balance
  • Helps maintain smooth, healthy looking skin

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, take two softgel capsules daily.
Serving Size   2 Capsules
Servings Per Container  45
Amount Per Serving   % DV
Calories    10.00    
Calories from Fat    10.00    
Polyunsaturated Fat    0.50 g   0% 
Total Fat (as Evening Primrose Oil)(Oenothera biennis)    1.00 g    
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)    1.00 g   ** 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Gelatin, Glycerin, Typical fatty acid profile per 2 capsule serving: (Linoleic Acid (LA)(omega-6) 700 mg, gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)(omega-6) 80mg)

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free

Storage Instructions:  Store in a cool dry place.

Warning:  Keep out of reach of children

General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Health Notes

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Eczema
Adults: 500 to 1,000 mg a day of GLA; children: proportionately less, according to body weight2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with evening primrose oil can supply anti-inflammatory fatty acids that are missing in many people with eczema.
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
3 grams daily2 stars[2 stars]
Taking evening primrose oil may help alleviate symptoms.
Osteoporosis

(Fish Oil)
6 grams daily2 stars[2 stars]
Fish oil combined with evening primrose oil (EPO) may improve calcium absorption and promote bone formation.
Premenstrual Syndrome
3 to 4 grams daily2 stars[2 stars]
Women with PMS may have impaired conversion of linoleic acid to gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Evening primrose oil contains GLA and may reduce PMS symptoms.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
540 to 1,100 mg daily of GLA2 stars[2 stars]
Evening primrose oil appears to be an effective treatment for people with rheumatoid arthritis. It contains gamma linolenic acid, which is converted in part to an anti-inflammatory substance.
Skin Ulcers
1,500 mg with each meal2 stars[2 stars]
A preliminary report suggested that evening primrose oil improves blood flow to the legs and heals or reduces the size of venous leg ulcers.
Alcohol Withdrawal
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
In a double-blind study of alcoholics in a detox program, supplementing with EPO led to greater improvement than did placebo in some parameters of liver function.
Atherosclerosis
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Taking evening primrose oil has been shown to lower cholesterol in double-blind research. Lowering cholesterol levels should in turn reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
A deficiency of several essential fatty acids has been observed in some children with ADHD. In one study, children who received evening primrose oil showed minor improvements.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that has been linked to reduced risk of COPD.
Intermittent Claudication
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
In a preliminary trial, supplementing with evening primrose oil led to a 10% increase in exercise tolerance in people with intermittent claudication.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and PMS
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
In one trial, women with IBS who experienced worsening symptoms before and during their menstrual period were helped by taking evening primrose oil.
Multiple Sclerosis
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
The omega-6 fatty acids found in such oils as evening primrose oil (EPO) may be beneficial. When people with MS were given EPO, their hand grip improved in one study.
Raynaud's Disease
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Fatty acids in evening primrose oil (EPO) inhibit the formation of prostaglandins, which promote blood vessel constriction. One study found that supplementing with EPO reduced the number and severity of attacks.
Scleroderma
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with scleroderma can have a metabolic block that interferes with the body’s ability to make GLA, the main constituent of evening primrose oil. In preliminary research, supplementing with EPO has helped people with several skin conditions.
Sjogren's Syndrome
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with Sjogren’s syndrome can have a metabolic block that interferes with the body’s ability to make GLA, the main constituent of evening primrose oil. In preliminary research, supplementing with EPO has helped people with several skin conditions.
Tardive Dyskinesia
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Several people have experienced improvement while taking evening primrose oil.
Type 1 Diabetes
See Learn More for details 1 star[1 star]
Evening primrose oil has been associated with improved diabetic neuropathy. However, the principal investigator who conducted these clinical trials was found to have falsified research results, so whether EPO or GLA is of any value for neuropathy is still unknown.
Type 2 Diabetes
4 grams daily1 star[1 star]
Supplementing with evening primrose oil has been found to improve nerve function and to relieve pain symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.

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).

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Ratings and Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (7)
  • No aftertaste (6)
  • Mixes well (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (6), First time user (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    my mother eat it ,the body is very good

    By 249240782

    from AAMPJUOQ HDB ,or

    About Me First Time User

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Mixes Well
    • No Aftertaste
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

      my mother eat it ,the body is very good

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Helping, I think!?

      By mary.komisar

      from Marion, IA

      About Me First Time User

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • No Aftertaste

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

        Have been dealing with on again/off again HOT flashes for about a year. Not sure if the cycle has just hit as I started taking this product but have not had any major flashes in the past 2 weeks. Hope this is my cure, I was at my limit!!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Product!

        By vdkinman

        from Hopkinsville, KY

        About Me First Time User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Menstration
        • No Aftertaste

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • On Its Own

        Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

        I have been taking this for 21 days now. I got this hoping it would help me with my menstrual cycle. Thankfully, it has! They have NEVER been right. The last three years I've been fighting with medicine after medicine to get everything straight, and NOTHING helped. I stopped taking everything and saw this at my local GNC store and bought it to try it out. Yesterday, after 20 days of usage, I started my first natural period in over three years! :) I was so happy. Now, I'm hoping since my cycle is starting, I can now conceive the child we're wanting. I recommend this to anyone! :)

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        GLA

        By rburda

        from Scranton, Pa

        About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Navy Hospital Corpsman

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to take swallow
        • No Aftertaste
        • No odor

        Cons

        • Haven't found any

        Best Uses

        • Take before meals

        Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

        This product helps the body release the fat around the belly and allows it to give it up to be released into the bowels for removal of waste. You need 1000mg of GLA.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works well

        By lauriescarlo

        from elkton, md

        About Me Health Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • No Aftertaste
        • Tastes Fine

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • On Its Own

          Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

          I have been taking this for years to stop the night sweats and it has worked.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Looking forward to see the results!

          By kristy.cogdell

          from Granite Falls, NC

          About Me First Time User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Excited

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

            Looking forward to seeing the inches disappear!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good

            By carmen_girl

            from CA

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Mixes Well

            Cons

            • Bad Taste

            Best Uses

            • Heart Health

            Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

            Good
            But I dissapointted shipping

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            works well with Hair,Skin&NailsFormula

            By llnelson16

            from St. Louis

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Mixes Well
            • No Aftertaste

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

            I use this with the Hair Skin & Nails formula. Works well as a supplement with the formula.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            actually works

            By lauriescarlo

            from elkton, md

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

              Take to help with night sweats. Been using for a few years now and the night sweats went away all together.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Primrose

              By weiling0856

              from arlington tx

              See all my reviews

              Comments about GNC Evening Primrose Oil 500:

              good

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