Anyone Know what Benefits Evening Primrose and Grape Seed Extract Have?

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    Nov 26, 2007 7:46 PM GMT
    A friend of mine who is sort of helping me get in shape told me I should take 3 vitamins. Fish oil,Grape Seed Extract, and Evening Primrose. Now, I know about fish oil but I am not sure what the other 2 are suppose to do. I have tried Google but am not really getting any clear answers. Anyone here know? Thanks!
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    Nov 26, 2007 8:13 PM GMT
    Grape Seed Extract has a ton of Omega 6&9. Most people though get enough of those with a sensible diet. Omega-6 is in whole grains and nuts. Omega-9 is in olive oil and Rapeseed oil (a primary component of canola oil). But it may have been recommended out of a specific need of yours.

    The Evening Primrose oil confuses me. It is another supplement with a lot of Omega 6. But it is usually used by women who are having menstral cramps.

    If you have dry skin, joint problems, depression, neurological problems, ADD, then I can see why making sure you get plenty of Omega-3,6,9 is important. Otherwise, ask your friend why he recommended them.
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    Nov 26, 2007 8:18 PM GMT
    Thanks. Yeah, I saw a bottle of Primrose and saw the 'for healthy women'sign on it and was confused.I know he takes it daily and swears by it. He seems to know me,knows what I eat,how much weight I want to loose,etc.So, I trust his judgements.I even questioned the fishoil. I eat lots of fish and asked if I really needed to take the supplement.
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    Nov 26, 2007 9:07 PM GMT
    If you don't do so already. You should track your nutrition. I use a program (it is free and works on Macs, Linux, and Windows) called http://spaz.ca/cronometer/ cron-o-mter. You very well may be getting plenty of your Omega's.
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    Nov 26, 2007 9:19 PM GMT
    Whoa, thats awesome! Thanks for posting it!!
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    Nov 26, 2007 9:31 PM GMT
    "Grape Seed Extract has a ton of Omega 6&9."

    That is incorrect. Grape seed extract is a dry solid that contains polyphenol antioxidants. You must be thinking of grape seed oil.
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    Nov 26, 2007 9:38 PM GMT
    ouch! You got me Paradox, thank you for your clarification.
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    Nov 26, 2007 9:48 PM GMT
    'Zawright... that one jumped out at me because I once had to take a huge amount of it for a healing protocol given to me by a medical intuitive. It's quite expensive, and had I bought tablets, it would have cost me almost $500. Fortunately, there's a website selling the bulk powder, and it only cost me $150. Unfortunately, the stuff is one of the most bitter tasting substances on the planet, and by the end of the last bottle, I wished I'd bought the damn tablets.
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    Jan 03, 2008 7:41 PM GMT
    Evening Primrose Oil has a reputation as a women's oil because of it's apparent ability to stimulate the production of prostaglandins which assist in the healthy functions of body tissues, in particular menstrual cycles, cholesterol levels, inflammation, immune system, and hormonal balances. It's not an essential oil but it's effectiveness has made it quite popular lately. It's purported to be effective on rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and mental disorders.

    In aromatherapy, it is used as a carrier oil when used to assist the endocrine system by having an obvious soothing effect on the emotions, while in turncreating a stronger resistance to stress, which is known to cause and aggravate many conditions. If you're using it for this or as an anti-wrinkle treatment, you would apply it topically, otherwise use it in an incapsulated form.