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Vitality Products Evening Primrose Oil Review – 8 Reasons Why

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Ingredients | Claims | Cautions | Price | Suggested Use | Conclusion

Evening Primrose Oil is an extract of the plant with the same name considered to be beneficial in the treatment of certain skin conditions (eczema and dermatitis especially) and to ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (such as headaches or breast tenderness). Existing research on the main ingredient indicates that Evening Primrose Oil can also be helpful in the treatment of brain related disorders, like ADHD symptoms, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

One of the many manufacturers of Evening Primrose Oil is Vitality Products an American company with more than 30 years of experience in the nutritional supplements field. The company claims to use top quality raw materials to manufacture and distribute only superior products in accordance with current GMP principles.

The formula is addressed to adults, who are not currently under any other medication or in case of women who are not pregnant or nursing.


1) Evening Primrose Oil at a Glance

Evening Primrose Oil is an herbal based extract offered as a dietary supplement. Evening primrose is a plant native to North and South America and originally used as a food.More recently researches revealed its excellent medicinal benefits. Most of these benefits are the result of high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) from its composition. GLA is a fatty acid with powerful anti-inflammatory properties which is recommended as a help in the treatment of eczema, arthritis and PMS symptoms. Studies involving evening primrose as a treatment for schizophrenia have also been mixed ad further research is needed to solidify any conclusion. GLA is believed to elevate Serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter with important calming properties. GLA hence helps re-instate a balanced mood and may alleviate symptoms of depression. Consumer reviews, although not many, report good results and an excellent tolerance level in case of kids. No side effects are reported either.

Studies to determine the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil on the brain and brain related conditions have also been conducted. Results of trials involving children suffering from ADHD have been contradictory. Some of the claimed benefits of evening primrose may be considered insubstantial due to lack of scientific evidence but there are some conclusive positive results of the extract’s properties such as the anti-inflammatory effect.


2) Evening Primrose Oil Ingredients

Evening Primrose Oil from Vitality Products contains the following ingredients: Evening Primrose Oil and soft gel capsule.

3) Does Evening Primrose Oil Work?

Research has shown that Evening Primrose Oil might have beneficial effects when dealing with eczema and might even be useful in cases of PMS, although it does not appear to have any effect on menopausal symptoms. There is not sufficient evidence at the moment to prove that Primrose Oil is important for some health conditions, however, it is still undergoing various tests to prove or disprove its Effectiveness.

Primrose Oil is well supported by almost all people, and side effects only include some minor gastrointestinal upset and headache. Traditionally, Evening primrose oil has been used when dealing with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, inflammation and even rheumatoid arthritis. However, extensive research is needed to prove it Evening Primrose oil has an effect when dealing with these and other conditions.

According to some studies, Evening Primrose Oil can be very useful in pregnancies due to its abilities to prevent high blood pressure (referred to as pre-eclampsia in pregnancy), shorten labor, starting work and prevent late deliveries. Primrose Oil has also been known to have positive results when dealing with ailments of the brain such as Raynaud’s syndrome, MS (multiple sclerosis), Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and even alcoholism. However, there is not sufficient evidence to prove its input on these matters.


4) Evening Primrose Oil Claims

  • Experienced manufacturer
  • Researched active ingredient
  • Natural herbal formula
  • Secure website for ordering online (secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate)
  • Verified online distributor (authorized by Authorize.Net)
  • The formula contains no fillers, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • The formula is suited for vegetarians


5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Evening Primrose Oil

  • No reviews from consumers
  • Inconclusive evidence of the active ingredient’s effectiveness with some ailments
  • No mention of discounts or money-back guarantee
  • Certain precautions mentioned for the formula


6) Evening Primrose Oil Price

Evening Primrose Oil is available for purchase directly on the manufacturer’s website at an affordable price. Various other online retailers might offer discounts and promotions. The product can be found in bottles containing 100 soft gels. If the recommended daily dosage is not exceeded, one bottle of the product can last up to 3 months of use.

Suggested Use

7) Suggested Use

Evening Primrose Oil from Vitality Products is recommended as a dietary supplement as follows: 1 capsule daily with meals, but not without a prior consult with the healthcare professional.


8) Conclusion

Evening Primrose Oil from Vitality Products is a classic evening primrose extract offered as softgel capsules.The formula is based on a single active ingredient researched for a variety of ailments such as those affecting the skin, the joints and bones, the heart and the brain. However, most of the listed benefits are not supported by conclusive evidence from testimonials or studies involving this extract.

Based on clinical trials some experts consider it ineffective in reducing PMS symptoms, dermatitis or hot flashes even though Evening Primrose Oil has been used traditionally to treat these conditions.As most dietary supplements Evening Primrose Oil from Vitality Products is not an FDA approved product and should be considered with precaution and not without informing the healthcare practitioner before use.

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David N. Graham

I LOVE this!! I take this for my skin. I started taking this before finding out a lot of my acne was based on product reactions, and it STILL prevented any cystic pimples from that moment on.

James K. Pasillas

I use this product topically 2-3 times per week. I generally buy the capsules (the smaller dose ones!) and puncture them as needed. I usually apply at night and do a bit of a face massage to work the product in.