Evening Primrose Oil

About Evening Primrose Oil (Supplement)

Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied in a wide variety of disorders, particularly those affected by metabolic products of essential fatty acids.

Learn more about Evening Primrose Oil in our Evening Primrose Oil Community Report.

16777216's Evening Primrose Oil History (Ongoing)
1300 mg Daily May 08, 2009 - Last Update

16777216's Evening Primrose Oil is for…

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • General health

16777216 has not reported any side effects for Evening Primrose Oil.


Jan 8, 2012

1300 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
This oil is shown to reduce inflammation (especially in Woman). Ifigure since it's harmless and helps with inflammation, it may be beneficial to MS. i have taken it for 3 years and in that time have avoided an MS exacerbation. I rate it highly because of it's assumed benefit. My lesions, when they happen, do not inflame past 3mm ever. For general health I believe this oil helps inflammation all over. Since I starter taking it, I have had no discomfort from prolonged repetitive motion, or any other inflammatory issues besides the few new lesions, which seem to becoming less frequent and smaller. All of my other lesions seem to have reduced in sive by several milimeters over time as well.
< $25 monthly