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What is Evening Primrose Oil?
Evening primrose oil or EPO is an essential fatty acid that is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose plant which grows in North America, Europe and part of Asia. It is one of 650 species of flowering plant that are part of the Onagraceae family. Native Americans have used this plant for reducing skin inflammation and healing wounds but it is most popularly used for hormonal acne breakouts and to help reduce PMS symptoms.
The essential fat that EPO contains is called “gamma-linoleic acid” or “omega-6”. If something is “essential” then that means your body can not make it itself and you need to get it from another source. This particular fatty acid plays a role in insulin absorption, brain growth, promoting skin elasticity…
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