What is Cod Liver Oil and Evening Primrose Oil?

What is Cod Liver Oil?
Cod Liver Oil has been used as a food supplement for many generations, providing a rich source of vitamins A & D along with the omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. It is these beneficial fatty acids which have been proven to support the normal function of the brain, eyes and heart.*

Healthspan’s cod liver oil is sustainably sourced from the clean, unpolluted waters of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and undergoes an extensive refining process to ensure it’s virtually taste and odour-free. Our unique orange and lemon St Clements flavouring further improves palatability. What’s more, we are proud to say this formulation contains cod liver oil that has been granted ‘Friend of the Sea’ certification.

What is Evening Primrose Oil?
Evening Primrose Oil is sourced from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant, a wild plant from North America, which bears no relation to our native wild primrose.

Our evening primrose oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the evening primrose plant to ensure optimum purity. The beneficial effects of this oil are provided by the omega 6 fatty acids gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA). Although some GLA is provided through the diet and produced within the body, a number of studies have shown that supplementation has a positive effect. LA is an essential fatty acid which cannot be synthesised in the body and must therefore be obtained through diet or supplements.

What is in each capsule?
Each capsule contains 42% total omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, providing a rich source of DHA and EPA which support the normal function of the brain, heart and eyes*. Beneficial levels of vitamins A and D support bones, vision and the immune system.

The UK’s Food Standards Agency recommends a minimum of two portions of fish per week – this equals 450mg per day of long chain omega 3 fatty acids, which is why we recommend up to three capsules daily.


*The beneficial effect for brain and eyes is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA. The beneficial effect for heart is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of EPA and DHA.

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Key Features

  • A natural combination of beneficial fatty acids.
  • Omega 3 enriched cod liver oil.
  • Vitamins A and D3.
  • Sustainably sourced.

Recommended Intake

Swallow up to three capsules daily with water.
Can be taken at the same time or as a divided dose.

Tablet / Capsule Information

  • Length 24.7mm
  • Width 9.9mm
  • Shape Oblong

Note: Colour of the tablet shown here may differ slightly. This has no effect on the quality of the product and is part of the natural manufacturing process. Tablet not shown at actual size.

Typical values per Capsule   % NRV
Omega 3 Enriched Cod Liver Oil 670mg
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids 180mg
of which DHA 70mg
and EPA 80mg
Evening Primrose Oil 330mg
providing
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids 245mg
of which LA 215mg
and GLA 30mg
Vitamin A 200g µg RE 25
Vitamin D3 2.5 µg 50
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Key

NRV:Nutrient Reference Value RE: Retinol Equivalent a-TE: Alpha Tocopherol Equivalent NE: Niacin Equivalent µg: Micrograms

Recommended Intake

Swallow up to three capsules daily with water.
Can be taken at the same time or as a divided dose.

Ingredients

Capsule Shell (Gelatin, Glycerin), Cod Liver Oil Prep. (Cod Liver Oil (Fish], Vitamin A, Cholecalciferol, D Alpha Tocopherol), Evening Primrose Oil, Fish Oil Prep. (Fish Oil, D Alpha Tocopherol), Flavouring (Orange Flavour, Lemon Flavour), Vitamin A Prep. (Vitamin A, DL Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin D3 Prep. (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Cholecalciferol, DL Alpha Tocopherol).

Additional Information

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.

Independent Reviews for Cod Liver Oil Capsules with Evening Primrose Oil

Overall Rating: 4.71 / 5 stars, based on 375 reviews Below you can find the latest 25 reviews. To access the full list please click here

16 February 2017

Definitely works. I feel so much

11 February 2017

Good product - a little bit pricey though.

09 February 2017

Joints and skin for me! Keeping things moving and helping my skin as I get older.

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04 February 2017

Both the dog and I take these to help our joints

03 February 2017

This is always a good quality product.

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01 February 2017

I have used this for many years now.

Thank you for your loyalty.

01 February 2017

easy swallowed and tasteless.

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30 January 2017

Good quality and packaging.

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26 January 2017

Great product, quick delivery not the cheapest.

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Rachel

26 January 2017

Excellent

07 January 2017

We have Been taking these for several years. Keep us healthy and fit.

We love to hear how happy you are with this product.

04 January 2017

good product, highly recommended

03 January 2017

Another excellent supplement.

03 January 2017

just what i need at a price i like

28 December 2016

Dog and I both take oils. Good product

Thank you for your review.

24 December 2016

I purchased for wife, taking them daily is a great start... Eventually hoping they achieve their goals

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16 December 2016

Have used for many years as it an excellent product

It's great to hear you are pleased with the products - Nicola

15 December 2016

I have taken these capsules and been satisfied for many years

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It's lovely to hear how well the product is working for you.

Kayleigh