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    Discover the benefits of evening primrose oil!

    Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) has long been used as a natural aid thanks to two fatty acids – GLA and ALA – within it which are thought to contribute to a number of processes around the body. In fact, EPO is currently one of the most popular herbal supplements you can buy!

    Before you browse our complete range of evening primrose oil tablets in various strengths, read on to learn a bit more about what it is and how exactly it might benefit your body.  

    Benefits of evening primrose oil

    EPO’s list of potential uses is pretty lengthy! That’s mostly down to the fact it contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega 6 fatty acid which is packed with goodness and typically only found in a handful of plant-derived oils.

    The body uses GLA to make hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins, which are lipid based substances that control numerous physiological processes in the body. This includes:

    Our own brand EPO supplements are fortified with vitamin B6 which helps contribute to normal hormonal balance.


    Combined evening primrose oil supplements

    In addition to taking pure evening primrose oil supplements, you’ll find we stock numerous tablets which have been combined with other nutrients.

    Other nutrients that EPO is commonly mixed with include vitamin B6, which is needed by the body to make haemoglobin and to turn food into energy, and starflower oil, another rich source of GLA.

    Cold-pressed EPO supplements

    You’ll find most EPO supplements have been cold-pressed. This refers to the way the oil has been extracted from its original source. Usually, the evening primrose seeds will have been harvested at the prime moment and the oil then extracted from them using hydraulic pressure that uses no heat or chemicals.

    This method allows the evening primrose oil to be as pure and natural as possible, meaning it’ll be packed with the maximum amount of goodness possible for your body.

    Why not try out this wonderful natural remedy for yourself by taking a look at our current range of evening primrose oil tablets and capsules? Shop options in a 500mg, 1000mg and 1500mg to suit your needs, as well as vegetarian friendly evening primrose oil supplements.

    We have a quality range of Evening Primrose Oil at Holland & Barrett that maily come in tablet form. Some of our Evening Primrose Oil products come with vitamin b6 which contributes to the regulation of hormone activity. Some of our Evening Primrose Oil tablets are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. 

    Evening Primrose Oil

    Evening Primrose Oil has been used for generations, mostly by women wishing to support their and skin health.

    What Is In Our Evening Primrose Oil Range?

    When choosing an Evening Primrose Oil supplement, it is important to look at quality and potency. The products in our range are high-quality and made by trusted brands, including Solgar, Efamol and Igennus as well as our own great-value quality Holland & Barrett brand.

    As well as Evening Primrose Oil, you’ll find other omega fatty acid products here, such as cod liver oil with evening primrose, hemp seed oil, and starflower oil.

    Why Use Our Evening Primrose Oil Section?

    The correct balance of omega fatty acids is important for a number of reasons. Our range of quality supplements makes it easy for you to rebalance your intake of omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids. Take a look at our large range from trusted brands.

    Evening Primrose Oil Products

    Whether you’re looking for Evening Primrose Oil capsules, Evening Primrose Oil with Cod Liver Oil, or a more general omega fatty acid health supplement, you’ll find it here. Our range makes it easy to select the best omega oil product to support your body from the inside out.

    Holland & Barrett are dedicated to supporting your daily health and wellbeing. Browse our range to find health items you can trust at prices you’ll love.


    Grown in Europe and North America, evening primrose is a nocturnal plant, with pretty yellow blooms which open as the sun goes down, hence its name.


    Evening primrose oil, extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose, is rich in the omega-6 fatty acids linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid, or GLA, the substances that are thought to give evening primrose oil tablets their potential benefits.

    Many people choose evening primrose oil for their hair and skin. 


    Evening primrose seems to help improve skin’s overall condition, with studies showing improvements in moisture, elasticity and resistance to fatigue.


    Additionally, evening primrose oil may support hair health, thanks to the presence of arachidonic acid, a substance believed to trigger new growth and improve the length of existing hair shafts. 

    Doses of up to 1300mg a day are considered safe for adults, although for most, 500mg is enough evening primrose oil.


    Evening primrose oil is not recommended for anybody on blood thinning drugs such as Warfarin.


    It is also not advised if you have a condition that can cause seizures or if you are pregnant.


    Side effects of taking evening primrose oil tend to be rare and mild, most common are headaches, nausea, diarrhoea and indigestion. 


    However, some people may experience an allergic reaction or a drop in blood pressure. Always consult your doctor if you experience any noticeable negative effects.

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