EPO (Evening Primrose Oil) is one of the most concentrated sources of the essential fatty acid GLA, a substance that the human body cannot produce, and may be specifically useful for times when GLA is in short supply.
"I was recommended Evening Primrose Oil for PMS symptoms. I'd start feeling anxiety, irritability, bloatedness, headaches, etc., and would take 1000 mg immediately, then 1000mg more -- depending on the time of day -- for a week or so, until symptoms passed. As my girls (six in a row) got old enough, if they started getting crabby, they were encouraged to take a "jelly pill." If someone contended that they didn't need one, that was all the more reason to take one. It became a given that if you said that, you went to get one out of the cabinet! We never had ill side effects -- just an evening out of temperament and an easing of the uncomfortableness of PMS, including cramping, headaches and bloatedness. I recommended them to a friend who was approaching, if not in, menopause. ‘Couldn't hurt," was what we thought. I gave her a small handful and she came back a week later. ‘I'm gonna tell all my friends about these!!’ She was SO excited. I've been able to share this small ‘gift’ with many women ... and husbands!!!" --Mad No More, on EPO
Manufactured in the USA.
Important: This product affects hormone balance, and we recommend not taking it during the cycle from ovulation to menstration when trying to conceive or throughout the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Use in the third trimester as directed by your healthcare provider. For all other uses please consult your health care provider.
FDA Disclaimer: * This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This product has helped me so much with emotional issues at various times in my cycle. It has also helped my daughter with cramping. It is a great deal for the Quality of oil. I compared with what was available at our local health shop.
I am so excited about this product. I have been dealing with menopause symptoms for years. Recently the night sweats and hot flashes have been so severe I couldn't sleep at all and I was feeling so overwhelmed with life because of not sleeping. I read a review in your magazine and thought, "well, I've spent a lot of money on many different things, I might as well try it!" Yes, it works! and it doesn't take a month to kick in! Thanks to the lady who wrote the article in your magazine. I am feeling so much better and sleeping at night!
My periods are horrific and I have started really taking this regularly, and lots of it on the days of my periods. There is a REMARKABLE difference in cramping when I cram these with water. Thank you SO much for something that helps with extreme pain.
I am so grateful for these soft gels. Once a month I suffered from day long cramps that were so severe I was almost non-functioning. After taking these for a month, my cramps were tolerable. After another month, my cramps were non-existent. Month after month of taking one a day, I have been cramp free. It's amazing and well worth the cost. I will not go without Evening Primrose. The pill is quite large, but I find it easy to swallow.
I sure needed help!!!! These soft gels are wonderful when I'm feeling like the world is ending and I don't know why. I have added to my cycle calendar when to include these in my daily supplement routine and I notice such a difference with moods and ability to think. As a mom of seven I need all the nourishing help I can get.
Just began using these and unsure if they are helpful but the don't seem to be hurting! I am taking these in my third trimester and intend on taking postpartum as well. The pills are really large and the dose is high, but its really easy to swallow and you only have to take one pill/dose!
I have purchased this product multiple times in combination with other supplements for late pregnancy support, as well as after birth. I like purchasing from Beeyoutiful because I trust the quality and performance of their products.
I didn't realize when I ordered this that this is 3x's as strong of a dose as what I had been buying before....which was great...except it upset my stomach a little when I took this with the other supplements I was taking (Super mom, tummy tune up, thyrovival) So, when I take this, I take it by itself. It seemed like too much at one time to take it with the others. But, I do love that I only have to take one a day!!!!
My husband calls these my "happy pills." I am now in menopause; however, that doesn't mean every day is a good day. Just recently I was having a pity party for myself and hubby said, "please take a happy pill." I did and the transformation in me (within a few hours' time) was amazing - - it is every single time.
I just read someone else's review about using EPO for her husband's knees. I have terrible pain in my knees, even though I've had procedures done, etc. So I am planning to start taking EPO on a daily basis, not just when I'm cranky or emotional. I'm hopeful for pain free, happy days in my very near future!!!
I have been taking this for a couple of months now and it has helped with my mood swings. I was having trouble with horrible mood swings as well as bloating and water retention. I take 2 of these about a week before and 1 every day. They help so much that I didn't yell at my family this month. Thanks for this wonderful product!
I purchased this for my daughter and I to take for PMS and I have really seen results. It helps with everything from moodiness to achiness and I wouldn't be without it when that time of the month rolls around!
This is one of those supplements you take and totally notice the benefits! I noticed way less or no cramping with my periods when I take EPO. I recommend this to people who struggle with severe PMS symptoms! Awesome natural answer to monthly discomforts!
I have noticed a huge difference from taking Evening Primrose Oil on a regular basis. It helps me stay on an even emotional level, especially before & during my cycle. My family is relieved that momma found something to help!
I have also found that it helps with my joint pain related to rheumatoid arthritis
My daughter and I both use EPO when we get cranky due to hormones and it helps tremendously. I also use it for the accompanying back ache with my hormones and it takes it away without pain meds most of the time. Recently, we were on a camping trip and a lady in a nearby motor home was complaining that she was having trouble sleeping so I gave her an EPO and she said she slept better than she had in weeks! As we were leaving the campground I gave her all the EPO that we had brought with us so she could try them out more ;) These are out go to chill pills ;) Thanks Beeyoutiful!
I have been on every PMS drug/supplement you could possibly imagine since high school. It was recommended that I try EPO - I was very skeptical at first, but wouldn't go without them now. I take one during the first 14 days of my cycle and then take 2 on the last 14 days. It is great!
I consistently see fast results from this product. When I begin to notice those depressed feelings and/or increased acne (both hormone-related), I go for the Evening Primrose Oil and feel better within hours. I usually take two softgels at the onset of symptoms and then a couple more doses throughout the day. My skin responds by clearing up and my mood improves noticeably!
Since having my fourth baby, I have taken 2-4 softgels per day, which I believe has helped my postpartum feelings.
I have tried many supplements, and this is one of a handful that I am confident about!
I purchased this product for the first time after giving birth to my daughter in November. I purchased it because of the wonderful review in the winter beeyoutiful newsletter. I suffer from postpartum depression and the mood stabilizing benefits of this product are priceless! I felt it working to help balance out my hormones after only a few doses. I would (and have!) highly recommend this product to new moms! Especially those with a history of postpartum depression or baby blues.
I originally bought EPO for my husband who has knee joint pain. EPO has certainly helped his knees keep up with his active lifestyle. While reading a hormone support article, I saw the EPO helps stabilize hormones and can help regulate periods. Of course, I went to the "medicine" cabinet and took 2 right then and there and have continued taking it ever since. I can definitely tell when I do not take EPO because I have PMS and get grumpy. :-P EPO will stay stocked at my house for my hormones sake and for my husbands knees sake.
Evening Primrose Oil has helped me so much when it comes to my periods. I take 2 about 3 days before I start my cycle, and keep taking them like that until it's over. It is amazing!!! It keeps cramps and stomach aches from even coming! As proof, one time the first day I started my period, I forgot to take my EPO, and I cramped so bad that day, and it hit me, I forgot to take my Primrose Oil! It makes a tremendous difference. And I'm not sure, but I think it even makes my period a little lighter. If your looking for a natural way to help with period pain, you definitely need EPO!
Review by Awesome Period Relief!!! /
(Posted on 10/29/2010)
After only 2 days of taking EPO, the hot flashes I have experienced for about 1 year completely disappeared, and after a few more days, the night sweats I have suffered for many years were also gone! I was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly my menopause symptoms disappeared, and my main concern is that I do not run out.
I started taking EPO because I heard it could help with the severe breast pain I experience before my cycles. It has had a mild positive effect on that issue, but what makes me keep taking it is the difference it has made in my skin. I used to always get at least on big, painful ZIT during my period... Well, not any more! I have not had a single one since my first dose... unless you count that month when I ran out of EPO. This stuff has made the biggest difference in my 40 year old skin... no expensive jar of chemical laden cream for me. I just take an EPO every morning with my SuperMom and it does wonders for me... inside and out!
I've been using this right before and during my menstrual cycle to help alleviate pre-menstrual symtpoms and regulate my cycle with great results. My teen daughter uses it as well and is very happy with the results.
Question by: Catherine on Apr 24, 2013 10:24:44 AM
Yes, in general Evening Primrose Oil is considered safe to consume while nursing. We do always suggest that you watch your baby for signs that any supplement you take bothers them or causes a drop in your milk supply! We also definitely encourage you to check with your natural healthcare provider before starting any supplement that you are not completely sure of taking!
Answer by: Matt Johnson (Admin) on Apr 24, 2013 10:24:44 AM