Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil + Fish Oil is a source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids which are important for the structure and function of cell membranes. They are also essential for nerve function and growth. Essential fatty acids are important precursors of prostaglandins which reduce the inflammatory response.
Features and benefits
· Combines evening primrose and fish oils in one convenient capsule
· Fish oil is sourced from oily cold water fish, which may include anchovy, sardines, salmon and mackerel
How it works
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a source of the omega-6 fatty acids gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA). Fish oil is a source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA.
Essential fatty acids are incorporated into every cell membrane in the body, in the form of compounds called phospholipids. Cell membranes play the vital role of regulating what goes into, and what comes out of, each cell. The integrity and fluidity of the cell membrane is determined by the type of phospholipid that is available for the body to use. Cell membranes made up mainly of phospholipids derived from the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids are more fluid and function better than cell membranes made up of saturated fat or trans fatty acids. A cell membrane working at optimal levels retains vital nutrients and electrolytes, has the ability to communicate with other cells and is responsive to hormones.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and substances made from them, are components of nerve cells and substances known as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are important in immune function, smooth muscle function, platelet aggregation and inflammation. These fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory action because prostaglandins and leukotrienes derived from them have less inflammatory activity than prostaglandins and leukotrienes derived from other types of fatty acids.
Fish oil inhibits triglyceride synthesis in the liver and so helps to lower fats (triglycerides) in blood, therefore supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.
Adults - Take 1 to 2 capsules daily with food.
Children under 12 years - Not recommended.
Contraindications and cautions
· Always read the label. Use only as directed.
· If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Active ingredients per capsule
Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)
providing gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) 50 mg
Fish Oil (Natural)
Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg as:
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 90mg
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 60 mg