Evening primrose, Oenothera biennis, is a plant native to North America and some parts of Europe. The plant gets its name from its large fragrant flowers that fully bloom in the evening. The oil extracted from the seeds has been used since ancient times as a natural remedy for is various health and beauty benefits.
Evening Primrose Oil Benefit #1: Brain Function
In addition to omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. One of the most important ingredients in evening primrose oil is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid found in plant based oils such as evening primrose oil (EPO).
The recommended dose of evening primrose oil is up to 3 capsules a day, at a dose of 1000 milligrams per capsule. However, it is better to start off with a lower dose of 500mg capsules and increase as necessary.