Evening Primrose Oil Capsules 500mg
Evening Primrose Oil Capsules 500mg 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 must be obtained 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 use Evening Primrose Oil Capsules 500mg
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 500mg capsule provides 9% of the free fatty acid content as GLA (40mg) – 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. Our cold pressed evening primrose oil capsules are not subjected to chemical solvent extraction.
Our Evening Primrose Oil capsule provides 500mg of finest quality Evening Primrose Oil in an easy-to-swallow capsule. Each capsule provides 40mg of GLA, along with 10mg of Vitamin E which helps protect the freshness of the GLA in the capsule.
We also have our Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg Capsule available for those who prefer a convenient higher strength capsule.
The recommended dosage for evening primrose oil capsules is one or two capsules per day, each containing 500mg of evening primrose oil. However, the specific dosage may vary based on the concentration of active ingredients in the capsules. Follow the instructions for the recommended daily dosage. You can take Evening primrose oil capsules at any time of the day. Take them with meals to aid in absorption and minimize the risk of any potential stomach upset. Take the capsules with a sufficient amount of water.
For potential benefits, it’s important to be consistent with your supplement regimen. Take the capsules daily as directed, even if you don’t notice immediate effects. It may take some time for the benefits of evening primrose oil to manifest. If you have any underlying health conditions, are taking medications, or have specific concerns, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.
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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.