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Thompsons Evening Primrose Oil: 300 Capsules - **Expiry June 2020**

size: 2.00 W × 2.00 H × 2.00 L
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Thompson's Evening Primrose Oil is suitable for individuals who may suffer from premenstrual symptoms. It can also be used as a daily supplement to improve the health of the circulatory system and to promote and maintain healthy skin.

Native Americans have long valued the Evening Primrose plant for its healing powers. Scientific research focuses on the therapeutic effect of the oil obtained from its seeds, which contain an omega-6 essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

Essential fatty acids (EFA's) such as GLA are utilised by the body to make up our basic cellular structure and to form the myelin sheath that insulates nerve cells and ensures the transmission of information to vital organs. EFA's are part of the mitochondria, the cell 'battery' that fuels and energises the body, they also supply the precursors to the 'good' prostaglandins, which help to reduce inflammation and prevent blood clotting.

Research has been conducted into GLA and the relief of menstrual symptoms such as PMS, cramps, and breast tenderness.

One of the leading uses of Evening Primrose Oil is in skin conditions such as eczema, a disorder that may develop when the body has trouble converting fats derived from food into GLA.

Recent research looks promising on the use of omega 6 fatty acids in assisting with mood.

EPO can be applied topically to the skin or added to food when treating children.


Each capsule contains:

Evening primrose oil

1g (1000mg)

Equivalent gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)


Free from corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colouring, artificial flavouring or preservatives.


Adults :

1-3 capsules daily (with food), or as professionally prescribed.

The average recommended therapeutic dose for adults is 3000mg daily.


  • Side effects are rare, however nausea may be avoided by taking EPO with food.
  • Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
  • If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
  • High doses of evening primrose oil should be stopped at least two weeks before surgery.
  • Caution is required with the use of evening primrose oil in individuals with seizure disorders as several sources recommend not using EPO in temporal lobe epilepsy.  Evening primrose oil may affect the way that phenothiazines work in the body.
  • Concomitant use of evening primrose oil and warfarin or other medications (including aspirin) that affect blood clotting may lead to an increased risk of bleeding.


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