Evening Primrose Oil 500mg

180 Capsules

Key Features

  • Contains 50mg important fatty acid called GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
  • Made using cold-pressed, organic oils
  • Gelatin-free capsules
  • Two tablets a day

Product Overview

  • Gluten Free
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Gelatin Free

Healthspan's Natural Evening Primrose Oil is supplied in a gelatin free capsule. Each Healthspan 500mg capsule provides 50mg of GLA.

Evening Primrose Oil is obtained from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant, a wild plant from North America, which bears no relation to our native wild primrose. There are two main types of Evening Primrose Oil: one is extracted using chemical solvents, whilst the other is extracted by mechanically pressing the oil from the seeds. This is the extraction method used by Healthspan.

Many people don't benefit sufficiently from Evening Primrose Oil because they don't take enough to get the benefits. Our nutritionists advise that 1,000mg per day (two capsules) is sufficient as a cosmetic supplement; but around 2,000mg (four capsules) per day over a period of three to four months is ideal. If you are looking for a higher strength our experts recommend Evening Primrose Oil 1,000mg.

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Product Information


Two capsules daily. Up to six capsules daily may be taken before the onset of periods.

Key nutritional values

Typical values, % NRV (where applicable) in brackets:

Evening Primrose Oils 500mg
providing GLA 50mg
Mixed Tocopherols 1mg


Evening Primrose Oil (cold pressed),  Mixed Tocopherols, Capsule Shell (Starch, Glycerin - of vegetable origin, E420, Carrageenan, Monoglyceride - of vegetable origin, Carnauba Wax, Medium Chain Triglycerides).

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Independent Reviews for Evening Primrose Oil 500mg

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Overall Rating: 3.4 / 5 stars, based on 25 reviews

01 March 2015


28 February 2015

I have tried Healthspan multivitamins but found they leave an unpleasant after taste.

28 February 2015

I have been using this product for years and will continue to do so. It is the only tablets I ever take on a daily basis and work so well for me. As they do vegan and vegetarian suitable it is fabulous and on the high street they are indeed super expensive. So definitely without a shadow of a doubt value for money. As you can tell a very happy and satisfied customer.

25 February 2015

I bought this one for a friend.

24 February 2015

Great for menopausal symptoms and easy to swallow.

18 February 2015

Would have preferred it to be posted in a mail bag,

16 February 2015

I've still not received my order, I live in Portugal but its still very slow compared with other companies

15 February 2015

Good service. With regard to products, I am disappointed that you offer only 1000mg capsules for some products. They are much too big and not easy to swallow.

11 February 2015

As above
The product is good but please please do not use the foil dispensing system, takes time as I always transfer into your original containers, also I guess it is more expensive for your company.

06 February 2015

I continue to take these EPO capsules to help with hot flushes, which still bother me at age 70!!!

06 February 2015

I've been taking glucosamine for my joints for years. It's supposed to lower the risk of arthritis in runners. Again, no particular opinion. Maybe they've helped, maybe I my joints wouldn't have deteriorated anyway. As above, I've ticked 'not tried yet' since, although it's inappropriate - and incorrect for me -, it's the only one that's not a value judgement)

03 February 2015

Good for womans problems and extra oil for the skin!

02 February 2015

Evening Primrose is my wifes' choice for hair and nails.

31 January 2015

I've used Evening Primrose oil for a few years now to help with hot flushes and it also helps me get a better night's sleep.

27 January 2015

What item are you talking about? All you mention is the number of tablets!

27 January 2015

good for the more mature women I mean over 21 ish

25 January 2015

I've been buying from Healthspan for years and have no complaints. Good products and good value for money.

25 January 2015

Only saying how many capsules I bought and nothing about which product it was does not help me to explain how the product helps me - go back to the drawing board with your survey

22 January 2015

Menopausal benefits.

15 January 2015

This is a good quality product.

13 August 2014

love this product excellent quality

Thank you for your review.

Sarah - Healthspan Customer Care

09 August 2014

I give it to an ageing dog on the recommendation of a vet!

Thank you for your review.

Sophie, Healthspan Customer Care

If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking vitamins or supplements. Keep out of sight and reach of young children. Do not exceed stated recommended intake. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool, dry place. If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.