Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil + Fish Oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which are important for the structure and function of cell membranes and growth of skin and hair.
- Source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Important to help reduce the inflammatory response
- Important for the structure and function of cell membranes
- Important for maintenance of general health and wellbeing
- Important for skin and hair growth
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, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA ) and docosahexaenoic acid (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.
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 the inflammatory response. 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.
Adults: Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children 6-12 years: Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times a day, or as professionally prescribed.
Children 2-6 years: Take 1 capsule a day (pierce and squeeze into milk, juice or cereal) or as professionally prescribed.
Active Ingredients: Evening primrose oil (EPO) providing gamma-linolenic acid (GLA 50 mg) 500 mg, Fish oil(natural) (providing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg) 500 mg