Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil 190 Capsules
Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil contains cold-pressed EPO and is a natural source of omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA).
Omega-6 fatty acids and substances made from them are components of nerve cells, all cell membranes and hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins have multiple local hormone-like actions, including regulation of tissue inflammation.
Women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are shown to exhibit low levels of GLA. A lack of essential fatty acid can lead to an excess of the female hormone prolactin, responsible for many of the symptoms of PMS. Supplementing with EPO increases a prostaglandin known as PGE1, which may help with the symptoms of PMS.
Conditions that involve inflammation, such as eczema (particularly children with eczema), may also benefit from supplementation with omega-6 essential fatty acids.
Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) 1g (1000mg) Providing: gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) 100mg
The oil in Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil is derived from seeds of the Oenothera plant species and has a high yield of Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). There are the following fatty acids as actives (approximately):
Linoleic Acid: 78%
GLA: 10% (= 100mg which is stated on the label)
Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil is NOT suitable for vegetarians as it contains bovine (beef) gelatin in the capsule.
Adults – Take 1 to 3 capsules once a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Children 6-12 years – Take 1 to 2 capsules once a day (pierce and squeeze into milk, juice or cereal), or as professionally prescribed.
Children 2-6 years – Take 1 capsule a day (pierce and squeeze into milk, juice or cereal), or as professionally prescribed.
Contraindications and cautions:
- Contains phenylalanine, soya bean products and sulphites.
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- If you have any pre-existing conditions, or are on any medications always talk to your health professional before use.
- Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional.
- Store below 25°C in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
A clear, pale yellow, oblong, soft gelatin capsule.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
Expiry Date: May 2024