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How to relieve PMS with Evening Primrose Oil

How to relieve PMS with Evening Primrose Oil | Mr Vitamins
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's) have been receiving bad press recently in favour of saturated fats. However, Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) is not just any old polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)! What makes Evening Primrose Oil special? EPO also contains the additional Omega 6 fatty acid Gamma-linolenic-acid (GLA). The GLA is what gives EPO many of its medicinal qualities including helping to ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). GLA relieves pain and inflammation. In optimal health states the body converts linoleic acid (LA) to GLA, however many of us are not good converters and do not have sufficient activity of the enzyme delta-6-destarurase to convert LA into GLA. In the case of PMS it seems that many women do not convert linoleic acid well. This results in increased sensitivity to proinflammatory compounds in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Supplementing with GLA from a good EPO supplement could bypass this problem and normalise the sensitivity.

EPO relieves menstrual symptoms

Because of the GLA content in EPO, this nutritive oil has a proven track record in helping to relieve symptoms associated with PMS due to hormonal irregularities, including;
  • menstrual cramps
  • period pain
  • heavy periods
  • irregular periods
  • anxiety
  • mood swings
  • headaches and even
  • acne
This powerful oil can be effective in helping women through life’s little ‘ups and downs’.

Mr Vitamins recommends

Southernature Evening Primrose Oil

helps in the symptomatic relief of premenstrual symptoms to normalise your life and get the hormonal balance back Find out more and shop online for Southernature Evening Primrose Oil here