Evening primrose oil (EPO) is sourced from the seeds of the evening primrose plant and is a very good source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA)or Omega 6, a fatty acid which is converted by the body into prostaglandin E1 and is unable to be manufactured by the body.
Both Omega 3 and Omega 6 are unable to be synthesised in the body and must be supplemented externally.
Evening primrose oil provides support for the hormonal system, the endocrine system the skin and the structural system.
Other sources of GLA are black currant seed oil and borage oil.
Thompsons Omega Combination (Omega 3 & 6) Capsules 50
500mg Max EPA Fish Oil Concentrate + 500mg Evening Primrose Oil.$23.55
Efamol Evening Primrose Oil Capsules (75)
Omega-6 essential fatty acid for healthy skin and PMS relief.$39.02
Efamol Evening Primrose Oil Capsules (33)
Omega-6 essential fatty acid for healthy skin and PMS relief.$24.17
Efamol Evening Primrose Oil capsules (200)
Omega-6 essential fatty acid for healthy skin and PMS relief.$80.25
Go EPO Pure Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg 90caps
EPO Pure Evening Primrose Oil benefits skin, hair and nails while promoting hormonal balance.$14.20
Prolife Organic Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg - 100 capsules
Prolife Evening Primrose Oil benefits skin, hair and nails while promoting hormonal balance.$23.82
Thompsons Omega 3 Salmon Oil Capsules 300
Salmon oil is one of the richest sources of the Omega 3 group of essential fatty acids$52.97
Thompsons Omega Combination (Omega 3 & 6) Capsules 180
Thompsons Omega Combination contains 500mg of Evening Primrose Oil and 500mg of Fish Oil supplying a rich source of essential fatty acids.$57.80
Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil + Fish Oil Capsules 60
Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil + Fish Oil Capsules 100
Ageing, glucose intolerance and a dietary intake high in fat are all thought to reduce GLA content in the body.
It has been suggested that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, Niacin and vitamin B6 should be supplemented with evening primrose oil.