FOOD SUPPLEMENTS: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY
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EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
widely used by the body. B-6 is required for conversion of linoleic fatty acid to GLA and the GLA to the 1 series prostaglandins and partly to arachidonic acid which leads to inflammatory
leukotrienes and production of the unfavorable 2 series prostaglandins. The available data appears to conflict with claims of reduced inflammation. Other claims are for reducing high blood pressure, and symptoms of PMS. A combination of GLA and EPA has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and may be beneficial for treatment of other autoimmune diseases. It appears that omega-3 oils would be better for reducing inflammation than the omega-6 oils. (27) See flaxseed oil.
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