Evening Primrose Oil Capsules
Evening primrose oil capsules are a type of dietary supplement that contains oil extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose plant (Oenothera biennis). The oil is rich in essential fatty acids, particularly gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is an omega-6 fatty acid. These capsules typically contain 500mg of evening primrose oil per serving.
What is Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)?
Evening Primrose’s special property is the oil in its seeds which contains Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA is an Omega-6 essential fatty acid which we obtain from our diet. It plays an essential role in the body helping to regulate many body functions such as blood pressure and the reproductive cycle – this happens because GLA is essential in production of certain hormones (prostaglandins).
Why take Evening Primrose Oil Capsules?
Evening Primrose Oil is popular for women to be taken around the time of their period or during the menopause. It is also popular with anyone wanting to maintain healthy skin.
Our high-potency 1000mg capsule provides 9% of the free fatty acid content as GLA (80mg) – together with 10mg of antioxidant Vitamin E. As well as being a beneficial antioxidant to the body which protects our cells from oxidative stress, the Vitamin E also protects and stabilises the GLA from oxidative stress which helps it last and remain fresher for longer.
There are two methods of extracting the oil from the Evening Primrose seeds. The first is chemical extraction by using solvents and the second is mechanically by cold pressing the seeds – this is a method similar to the extraction of extra virgin ollive oil.
Quality assured and tested for guaranteed strength
As with all our products, We extensively test Evening Primrose Oil capsules. We ensure that the GLA level we claim on the labels is the minimum amount present in the capsule. We guarantee that levels we quote are accurate at the end of their best before date. The GLA levels will slowly drop over time this means when they are manufactured the levels will typically be even higher than our Nutritional Profile guarantees.
Top tip: If you are looking for higher levels of GLA then you should consider our Starflower Oil, as it contains 20% naturally occuring GLA.
What are Vitamins?
Vitamins are essential nutrients that enable your body to work properly and to stay healthy. Most vitamins are in your food, or you can get them from vitamin supplements. Learn what vitamins your body needs, their roles, and how to check for vitamin deficiencies. We have a wide range of vitamins, please visit our vitamins section to see our collection.