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How does evening primrose oil work?

Evening primrose oil has a high concentration of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that helps control several bodily functions. The body converts GLA to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1, which stimulates the blood vessels to contract, causing an anti-inflammatory effect.

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