EPO, derived from the seeds of the North American native plant, boasts a rich profile of the omega-6 fatty acids gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Unlike other omega-6 fatty acids, GLA and ALA are acclaimed for their anti-inflammatory properties. Our supplement encapsulates these benefits with a robust 1000mg of starflower oil, ensuring a 22% GLA content.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Skin and hormone balance
Helps to reduce PMS symptoms
Heart health and anti-inflammatory omega 6
Good for troublesome skin
EPO addresses PMS symptoms by potentially correcting a deficiency in essential fatty acids linked to prolactin sensitivity, a significant trigger for PMS symptoms. GLA in EPO promotes the production of prostaglandin E1, a compound that may inhibit the adverse effects of prolactin. Apart from regulating PMS, this prostaglandin also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body, potentially assisting conditions like eczema or cheilitis.
Combining GLA with high-strength DHA + EPA (omega-3) may further support skin health, normalising sebum viscosity and fortifying the skin's lipid barrier, which is crucial for countering hormonal acne.
How will I know its working?
Users may notice a decrease in symptoms associated with PMS, such as reduced breast pain, mood swings, or bloating. Furthermore, improvements in skin conditions, like reduced acne and less skin dryness, can also serve as indicators of the supplement's efficacy.
When to take it?
Take 1 capsule daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Gelatine, Glycerol, Purified Water
Did you know?
Unlike most omega-6 fatty acids, GLA and ALA are unique in their anti-inflammatory properties, challenging the generalised notion about omega-6s.
The potential of EPO to tackle both hormonal and skin disorders exemplifies the intertwined nature of internal health and external appearance.
Publications you might find interesting
Want to go a bit deeper?
The latest research
1. Jung, J.Y., Kwon, H.H., Hong, J.S., et al. (2014). "Effect of Dietary Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Gamma-linolenic Acid on Acne Vulgaris: A Randomised, Double-blind, Controlled Trial." Acta Dermato-Venereologica.
2. Horrobin, D.F. (1983). "The role of essential fatty acids and prostaglandins in the premenstrual syndrome." The Journal of Reproductive Medicine.
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