Skin
Joints

Evening Primrose Oil

Oily power from flowers

Our Evening Primrose Oil provides a rich source of the Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Linoleic Acid (LA). We have added Vitamin E as antioxidant to protect the oil and to enhance its absorption.

1 softgel per day $12 every 1 month

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

Supporting healthy skin and joint function, and women's hormones

Historically cultivated and used for its nutrient-rich and delicious roots, the Evening Primrose plant is fully edible. Its flowers may be added to salads, its leaves used as greens and its roots a sweet substitute for potatoes. But it’s the oil in the seeds of this plant that yield a rich Omega 6 Fatty Acid known as GLA. While GLA is found in many plant oils, Evening Primrose Oil is one of the richest sources in nature.

Our body cannot produce Omega 6, we need to get it from our diets. Research into the benefits of GLA supplementation is ongoing and so far studies show that supplementation with GLA may assist in maintaining healthy skin and joints, and also assist in supporting healthy hormone levels in women, which may benefit their menstrual health.

Studies on the effects of Evening Primrose Oil supplementation on skin health has yielded mixed results. There is strong evidence to suggest that supplementation improves various aspects of skin health such as skin moisture, elasticity, firmness, fatigue resistance, roughness and reduces epidermal water loss. However studies into other aspects of skin health are yet to show significant results.

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mixed

Research by the numbers

Numbers of studies
9
Large scale studies
Yes
Years of studies
1991 - 2018
Studies on the effects of Evening Primrose Oil on various aspects of joint health have yielded mixed results, but research in this area is constantly emerging. Supplementation with GLA appears to support healthy immune function associated with joint health, and also improves joint antioxidant status. Emerging research indicates that GLA combined with Omega 3 Fish Oil may significantly improve joint health and function. More research is required in this area.

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emerging

Research by the numbers

Numbers of studies
7
Large scale studies
No
Years of studies
1991 - 2017

Our Evening Primrose Oil

Our Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) provides a rich source of the Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Linoleic Acid (LA), in complex with Vitamin E. EPO supplementation may support healthy skin and joint function, and may support healthy hormone levels in women.

Our Evening Primrose Oil contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, nuts, artificial flavouring or preservatives.

Evening Primrose Oil

Oily power from flowers
Pill Type
softgel
Dosage
1 softgel
Dosage
Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg (10% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA): 100mg and linoleic acid (LA): 700mg), Natural Vitamin E 1.2IU (1mg).
Does not contain
Contains NO yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, nuts, artificial flavouring or preservatives.

Not recommended for individuals with epileptic or manic disorders.

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The first marker of quality is effectiveness. That’s why we follow an evidence-based approach to nutrition. Unless there is scientific research supporting a nutrient it won’t be included in our recommendations. Research is also clearly categorised as mixed, emerging, strong, very strong or traditionally used remedies.

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