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What is prostaglandin?

Prostaglandin E1 is a hormone-like substance created when the body ingests an essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is found in foods and supplements like evening primrose oil. Considered a "messenger" in the brain, prostaglandin E1 is vital to regulating nerve impulses. Some experts believe increasing prostaglandin E1 in the brain can improve memory, mood, impulse control and concentration. This substance also stimulates the blood vessels to contract, causing an anti-inflammatory effect.

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