Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil + Fish Oil is a source of omega-3 and
omega-6 essential fatty acids which are important for the structure and
function of cell membranes. They are also essential for nerve function and
growth. Essential fatty acids are important precursors of prostaglandins
which reduce the inflammatory response.
Features and benefits
- Natural source of omega 3 and 6.
- Important for reducing inflammation.
- Important for structure and function of cell membranes.
- Important for maintenance of general health and well being.
- Important for skin and hair growth.
How it works
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a source of the omega-6 fatty acids
gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA). Fish oil is a source of
the omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA.
Essential fatty acids are incorporated into every cell membrane in the body,
in the form of compounds called phospholipids. Cell membranes play the vital
role of regulating what goes into, and what comes out of, each cell. The
integrity and fluidity of the cell membrane is determined by the type of
phospholipid that is available for the body to use. Cell membranes made up
mainly of phospholipids derived from the essential polyunsaturated fatty
acids are more fluid and function better than cell membranes made up of
saturated fat or trans fatty acids. A cell membrane working at optimal
levels retains vital nutrients and electrolytes, has the ability to
communicate with other cells and is responsive to hormones.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and substances made from them, are
components of nerve cells and substances known as prostaglandins and
leukotrienes. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are important in immune
function, smooth muscle function, platelet aggregation and inflammation.
These fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory action because prostaglandins
and leukotrienes derived from them have less inflammatory activity than
prostaglandins and leukotrienes derived from other types of fatty acids.
Fish oil inhibits triglyceride synthesis in the liver and so helps to
lower fats (triglycerides) in blood, therefore supporting a healthy
Adults - Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times a day with meals, or as
Children 6-12 years - Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times a day, or as
Children 2-6 years - Take 1 capsule a day (pierce and squeeze into milk,
juice or cereal).
Contraindications and cautions
- Always read the label. Use only as directed.
- If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Active ingredients per capsule
|Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)
providing gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA)
|Fish Oil (Natural)
Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg as:
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
No added yeast, gluten, wheat, milk derivatives, preservatives,
artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.
A clear, unprinted, oblong, soft gelatin capsule.