Since I began taking 1,300mg of EPO daily, I have noticed the following benefits:
- Reduced amount of hormonal cystic acne
- Shorter periods
- Lighter menstrual flow
- Little to no cramping
- Less moodiness
- Skin less 'oily/greasy' and more supple with a 'glow'
Basically it helps regulate the hormonal effects that a woman's body goes through each month. I tend to have particularly strong, painful cramps and severe cystic acne. Since I began taking EPO this has all seemed to dissipate.
My face went from having cystic acne mostly around my chin with more popping up each month, to almost no acne and very smooth skin.
I ran out of EPO last month and have not been back to the health food store to restock. This time around my cramps came back in full force, as well as my cystic acne. Since I am still taking other things as well, such as biotin and a b-complex the acne is not as bad as it was previously.
This alone shows me how important EPO is for me. Therefore, I will be restocking as soon as possible and will always keep a bottle around from now on.
Obviously, everything has a different effect on everyone and the benefits I have experienced may not be the same for you. But it couldn't hurt to try it out for a few months as this does not have any adverse side effects for most people. I have not met anyone who has tried it and did not see any of the same or similar benefits I have.
I do highly recommend Evening Primrose Oil daily in your vitamin regimen.
Here are a few articles that talk more in depth about the medical uses and effects of EPO: