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    Old 11-04-2002, 03:27 AM   #1
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    evening primrose

    Has anyone tried evening primrose supplements?? I heard that they maintain a good hormone balance and help to keep skin healthy. I want to buy some but they are very expensive and I am not sure if they will work. Thank-you

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    Old 11-04-2002, 03:35 AM   #2
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    Be careful with these. They made my acne worse. It does help some people but it can also bring out spots in others.

    Old 11-04-2002, 07:49 AM   #3
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    My gynecologist told me to use Evening Primrose Oil for breast pain, and my face broke out in bright red cysts for the first time in my life. I looked like I had the chicken pox. Of course, I was using it along with Vitamin E, and maybe it was the combination that caused the problem. But there's no way I would try that stuff again.

    Old 11-04-2002, 10:13 AM   #4
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    The thing with evening primrose oil is that it can benefit some people that have a GLA deficiency but it will make matters worst for people who have an omega 3 deficiency. Evening primrose oil contains linolenic acid and gamma linolenic acid ( GLA) which are two omega 6 fatty acids. If you have an omega 3 deficiency, then taking extra omega 6 fatty acids will worsen the deficiency. A lot of people with acne have omega 3 deficiencies which might be why it's not appropriate for some. You might want to try pure norwegian fish oil instead which contains lots of omega 3's plus EPA & DHA and it's very good for skin problems as well as hormonal balance. Take about 3 grams a day.

    Old 11-04-2002, 02:30 PM   #5
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    Evening primrose made my face break out BAD .

    Old 11-05-2002, 08:55 PM   #6
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    For me, evening primrose worked really well.How expensive are they where your from Laurie? Theyre reasonably cheap where I live...anyway I guess you could try them for a while, but everyones right, some people break out, others have great success.

    Old 11-06-2002, 08:20 AM   #7
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    Dramaqueen, do you have oily skin? I think Primrose Oil made me even oilier than usual.<p>[This message has been edited by Catherine21 (edited 11-06-2002).]

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