Evening Primrose Oil is a good source of Linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) Omega-6 fatty
acids, which both help to maintain good health. The oil has also been traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve the symptoms of itching in dry skin conditions.
This formula provides 1000mg of Evening Primrose Oil in a convenient soft gel capsule.
Recommended Adult Dosage:
Take 2 capsules twice daily with food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Suggested Companion Products:
Wagner Hair, Skin & Nails: Combines Horsetail herb with Zinc, Vitamin C, Biotin and other ingredients.
Vitamin C supports collagen production, Zinc helps to maintain healthy skin and Biotin may support hair and nail health.
Wagner Vitamin E 1000 IU: Contains the antioxidant Vitamin E, which may help to protect your body against the effects of free radical damage.
Precautions and contra-indications:
Always read the label; take only as directed, and if symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
Not recommended for use by pregnant and lactating women.
Gluten, wheat, dairy products, egg, corn, artificial, colours, artificial flavours or artificial sweeteners.
Each capsule provides
Evening Primrose Oil 1g (1000mg)
Equiv. Linoleic acid 700mg
Equiv. gamma-Linolenic acid 100mg
Q1 What is Evening Primrose Oil, and how can it support
A1 The Evening Primrose plant (Oenothera biennis) is native to
North America; and several Native American tribes have used it
More recently, scientists have found that the oil pressed from
the plant’s seeds is rich in important essential and conditionally
essential Omega-6 fatty acids. Your body uses these fatty acids –
Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Linoleic Acid (LA) – to produce
hormone-like compounds called series-1 prostaglandins. These
compounds help to regulate several of your body’s functions,
which helps to maintain your general health and wellbeing.
Additionally, Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) may help to maintain
your skin’s natural moisture levels. This may be why EPO has
traditionally been used to help with dry, itchy skin conditions.
Q2 What are conditionally essential fatty acids?
A2 Fatty acids are nutrients that your body needs in much the same
way as it needs vitamins. There are several types of fatty acids,
and they’re categorised in two ways.
Firstly, fatty acids are divided according to whether your body
can manufacture them on its own or not. If the body can
manufacture them they’re called “non-essential”, and if it
cannot they’re called “essential”. However, some fatty acids
don’t fi t neatly into either group. Your body can only make
certain fatty acids from essential fatty acids – which must be
sourced from your diet. Fatty acids in this group are known as
Secondly, unsaturated fatty acids are grouped into “Omega”
families according to their chemical structure. Omega-3 fatty
acids are found in oily fi sh and linseed oil. Omega-6 fatty acids
are found mostly in plant-based oils and certain nuts & seeds,
and Omega-9 fatty acids are found in olive oil and nuts such as
Q3 Who might need to top up their conditionally essential
A3 Your body makes a conditionally essential fatty acid (CEFA) by
starting with an essential fatty acid (EFA) and converting it into
another form. If your diet is low in the EFA that your body uses
as a base to convert from, you’ll probably have low levels of the
If this is the case, you might fi nd that you benefi t from
topping up the EFA & CEFA levels in your diet, or by taking a