Renewed support for natural PMS relief

4 January 2012

84% of women impacted by the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in the UK  will welcome new confirmation regarding the benefits of one of the most trusted and researched natural health treatments – Evening Primrose Oil (EPO).

A new double blind, placebo controlled independent study from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil  reinforced a long history of existing research behind the role of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) supplementation in relieving common symptoms of PMS. Women suffering with PMS  can have a metabolic block that interferes with the body’s ability to make GLA, a natural compound required for hormonal balance. This can be effectively corrected by supplementing with EPO a vegetable  oil rich in this natural ingredient.  

The benefit of EPO in this area is not a new discovery by any means. Recently, another clinical trial from the University of Minnesota  demonstrated the effectiveness of EPO supplementation in decreasing the severity of cyclical mastalgia (breast pain associated with the menstrual cycle). 

Together these results confirm other study results where supplementation with Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil resulted in improvements in breast tenderness, irritability, anxiety, depression, headache, fluid retention and tiredness. 

Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil is the leading nutritional supplement in its field. It is produced from a unique variety of seed called Rigel containing oil with up to 33% more GLA than other evening primrose oils. It is extracted in a manner unique to Efamol, designed to retain all the natural properties of the oil in the seed itself.

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