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Sports Research Evening Primrose Oil Review – 6 Things You Should Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Ingredients | Health Benefits | Warnings | Dosing | Does it Work

Evening Primrose Oil by Sports Research promises no additives or artificial ingredients in this gluten free and Non-GMO product. Evening Promise Oil is great for body nourishment because it contains sufficient amount of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) that are obtained from plant seed oils, GLA offers one of the best body relaxation methods found in a container. The ingredients provide the key element needed in giving the body a quick healing and recovery time. The manufacturer state that it can be used by both male and females to get the same effect.


1) Evening Primrose Oil at a Glance

Kosher Gelatin: it is an ingredient that has been used for many years to thicken food products. It is good for skin growth and bone development. It plays a vital role in generating the joint cartilage.

Linoleic Acid: this is a group of chemicals that are found in most fatty acids. The acid is used to cure some types of cancer, softens the hardened arteries due to mineral deposits and also used by body builders to help them in muscle development. Linoleic Acid is also used to counter some allergic reactions to food.

Evening Primrose Oil: an ingredient extracted from plant seeds that are used to cure some skin disorders such as eczema and acne. Can be a remedy to weak bones, high cholesterol, heart disease, pain due to blocked blood vessels and stomach ulcers.

The product boasts of a high potency mixture that comprises of 10% Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) which is a form of Non-GMO oil that is cold processed. Its natural ingredients mean that it can be used a dietary supplement by both males and females with no side effects. The main ingredient, according to the manufacturer is cold processed from the seeds of the evening primrose plant that is further blended with a mix of high concentrated fatty acid that adds to the healing properties of Evening Primrose Oil. Use of the product guarantees healthy skin by increasing the levels of prostaglandin and is capable of creating a balance your immune response.


2) Details on Evening Primrose Oil Ingredients and Uses

Evening Primrose Oil contains the following ingredients: Evening Primrose Oil (seed) 1,300 mg, Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic Acid 960 mg and Gamma-Linoleic Acid 130 mg), and Omega-9 Fatty Acids (including Oleic Acid) 65 mg.

Health Benefits

3) Evening Primrose Oil Health Benefits

  • Best for treating skin conditions such as acne and eczema
  • Supports hair and skin growth
  • Can be used as an anti-inflammatory in joint pains
  • Works well with women by reducing the PMS effects


4) Evening Primrose Oil Product Warnings

  • Does not reflect any changes in PMS symptoms in some women
  • May cause nausea or persistent headaches


5) Evening Primrose Oil Serving Size

The product is rich in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids that help women cope well with post menstrual stress (PMS) and controls the release of hormones in the body. Sports Reach claim that continued use of this product is guaranteed to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It is said to be an excellent product to those who are allergic to food as it is supposed to lower the effects of the reaction.

Does it Work

6) Bottom Line – Does It Really Work?

The product is said to be good for both men and women. To some extent, there may be some noticeable changes in women with PMS while at the same time no data is given to clarify on specific effects on men given that there is supposed to some changes in the levels of hormone production when using this product.

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