Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil provides a rich natural source of the
important omega-6 essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Some
people may not get enough GLA in their diet, therefore supplementation may
be beneficial. Low levels of GLA have been found in adults and children with
atopic eczema and atopic dermatitis, as well as women with premenstrual
Features and benefits
- Natural source of omega-6 essential fatty acids.
- Rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
- Low levels of GLA have been found in adults and children with atopic
eczema and atopic dermatitis, as well as women with premenstrual
How it works
- Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a source of the omega-6 essential
fatty acids 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,
which include regulation of tissue inflammation. Conditions that involve
inflammation, such as eczema, may benefit from supplementation with
omega-6 essential fatty acids.
- Low levels of GLA have been found in women with premenstrual
syndrome (PMS). Essential fatty acid deficiency can lead to an excess of
the female hormone prolactin which is 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. Lifestyle factors such
as excess saturated fats in the diet, ongoing high stress levels,
alcohol consumption, and smoking may all affect GLA metabolism, leading
to the need for dietary supplementation.
Adults -Take 1 to 3 capsules once a day with a meal, or as professionally
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 & Cautions
- May occasionally cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms or headache.
- Always read the label. Use only as directed.
- If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Active Ingredients Per Capsule
|Evening primrose oil (EPO)
gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
A clear, unprinted, oblong, soft gelatin capsule.