EPO is a product made by strictly controlled processing using top quality ingredients extracted from New Zealand's wild Evening Primrose. It is a high quality Omega-6 product containing 100mg of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) per capsule. This product contains organic Vitamin E which prevents acidification of our body system.

1000mg 10% Gamma Linolenic Acid

This product has been made using the Wild Evening Primroses harvested in the clean, unpolluted environment of New Zealand - so called the last remaining paradise on earth. All products have been strictly tested for quality by Health Farm.

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) in Wild Evening Primroses
So called the Evening Primrose because the light yellow flowers bloom in the early dawn, this plant is common in Europe and Northern America and has been named the King's cure-all in Europe. Currently, the English government has recommended Evening Primrose seed oil as one of the national health medications.
The main beneficial component of Evening Primrose oil is Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) which is also present in large amounts in breast milk as well. Gamma-Linolenic Acid is also found in black currant flower seed oil, Borage seed oil and other plants. It is also found in small amounts in some microorganisms. Gamma-Linolenic Acid is a type of unsaturated fatty acid.

What is Wild Evening Primrose oil?
Omega-3 is found in Salmon oil, while Omega-6 is found in abundance in Wild Evening Primrose oil. Hence Wild Evening Primrose oil is often just called Omega-6. This pure plant oil is extracted from New Zealand's Evening Primroses and contains numerous Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) which can only be absorbed from food, as well as Vitamin E and Gamma-Linolenic Acid which all have beneficial effects on the human body.

1) GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid)
In our body there are many types of unsaturated fatty acids, one of which is Gamma-Linolenic Acid. This compound cannot be synthesised in the body, so must be absorbed from plants. Gamma-Linolenic Acid is in limited supply from the nature, but is abundant in breast milk and Natural Wild Evening Primroses.

Gamma-Linolenic Acid is an important unsaturated fatty acid in our body which converts Omega-6 to Prostaglandin to help with efficient blood circulation. It helps to control blood pressure, premenstrual symptoms as well as inflammation. Gamma-Linolenic Acid also helps to reduce cholesterol levels and prevents thrombosis formation, which helps a number of cardiovascular disorders and improves circulation and hormone balance to relieve premenstrual symptoms in women.

2) EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids)
Essential Fatty Acids are one of the main fatty acids in our body which have an important function in activating the internal body functions. These compounds are essential but cannot be synthesized in the body, so these must be absorbed from outside sources. EFAs are components of the nervous system and muscle tissue, and are also an energy source to maintain cell activities. EFAs help to prevent drying of the skin, and are effective in maintaining the skin young and healthy. Because of these properties, Primrose Seed oil has been named the King's cure-all in Europe, and in England it is used widely as a pharmacologic medication as well as health supplement.

Efficacy and Benefits:
*Prevents all disorders which result from lack of Prostaglandins - Gamma-Linolenic Acid produces Prostaglandins.
* Anti-aging properties
*Prevention of obesity - for those who are overweight or who consume large amounts of animal fat in their diet
* Control of Allergies - atopic dermatitis, asthma
*Maintains healthy skin - the Linolenic Acid in E.P.O is absorbed into skin cells and has long-lasting beneficial effects on the subcutaneous layer to give vibrant skin while preventing skin aging and drying.
*For women at menopause - irregular menstruation cycle, menstruation symptoms, menstruation abdominal pain
*For those who consume large amounts of alcohol.

It is ideal to take the capsules with breakfast and dinner meals.
For children aged 1-12 years: Take half the adult dosage or as recommended by the doctor.
For Adults: Take 1-3 capsules per day.
Elderly: Take same dosage as adults.

*Note: As with all other medications, care must be taken in the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is not recommended to take the capsules during breast feeding.