Thursday, July 5, 2012

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) i just wanna share something about epo. Actually i just started consuming it as my food supplement today.. I have lot of health problems especially sensitive skin, acne skin & hair loss problem. Before this, many friends suggested me to try EPO. They said it is good especially for women. I tried to google about it too and i saw many positive feedback from those who consumed it everyday. That's how yesterday i decided to get one for me and i just want to try it for few weeks or months. If it's ok, maybe i should just continue with it. btw, i bought the small bottle of Kordel's brand. Actually i was a bit confused either to have Kordel's, Blackmore or Bio-life but i ended up with Kordel's. :D Based from my reading and information from google-ing, EPO is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which was an essential fatty acid.
Medicinal Uses and Indications: EPO is used mostly to relieve the itchiness causes by certain skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis. It is also used to ease breast tenderness from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or other causes. Some of the uses for EPO include: Eczema Eczema symptoms include redness and scaling in addition to itching. More than 30 human studies report the benefits of EPO for eczema and dermatitis. A study of 1,207 patients found that EPO helped relieve symptoms from skin conditions, including itching, crusting, edema (fluid, swelling), and redness. EPO can be used in children and adults with skin conditions. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Many women throughout the world take EPO to reduce symptoms of PMS, although there isn' t any real scientific evidence that it works. In one review of 10 studies that used EPO to treat PMS, only two were well designed. Both of those studies found that EPO had no effect on PMS symptoms. Better studies are needed to know for sure. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Although a few studies have found that people with RA who took EPO felt better, the studies were hampered by poor design and high drop-out rates. Also, there wasn' t any evidence that taking EPO actually helped slow down the joint damage that happens with RA. Rheumatoid arthritis should be treated with conventional medications, to slow down or stop permanent joint damage. Raynaud' s phenomenon One small study suggests that taking EPO may help reduce symptoms in some people with Raynaud' s phenomenon. But the study found no difference in hand temperature between people who took EPO and those who took placebo. More studies are needed. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a nerve condition where people with diabetes have numbness, tingling, pain, burning, or lack of sensation in their feet and legs. Two studies have found that GLA may help reduce symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Breast pain Although there is not a lot of scientific evidence, EPO is widely used to treat breast pain (mastalgia) in a number of European countries. A few studies have found that EPO seemed to help, but they have not been well-designed studies. Other studies show no benefit. Menopausal symptoms Although EPO has gotten popular for treating hot flashes, there is no scientific evidence that it actually helps. Source taken from:

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