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
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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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.


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.

Typical values per tablet   % RI

%RI = percentage of reference intake of an average adult

Independent Reviews for Cod Liver Oil Capsules with Evening Primrose Oil

Overall Rating: 4.71 / 5 stars, based on 392 reviews Below you can find the latest 25 reviews. To access the full list please click here

19 April 2017

Quality always good, and very well packaged.

12 April 2017

a good product as always..

Thank you for your review.

- Sophie

12 April 2017

My wife has used for years.

05 April 2017

Another very good product.

29 March 2017

As with sage tablets, so pleased with Health Span

25 March 2017

I've used these for some years & was just reordering

Thank you for your review and continuing custom.

Shaun S

20 March 2017

Worked well over many years

Thank you for your review - It's great to hear how well the product is working for you.


20 March 2017

Why does this product never come up in your offers?

Thank you for your review - We have passed your comments onto our Marketing Team - Nicola

18 March 2017

I have been buying my vitamins etc for almost 15 years and have never had a bad experience when ordering.

Thank you for your loyal custom, we are pleased that they have helped you over the years.

17 March 2017

I feel this helps with my dry skin condition.

Thanks for your comments.

13 March 2017

Sites is easy and the products are good quality

Thank you for your review.

Shaun S

11 March 2017

All ok with this. Have used this before.

06 March 2017

Great products and good packaging

05 March 2017

Quality goods and excellent packaging

Thank you for your review, its great that these tablets are helping you.

02 March 2017

they do the job required and taken all the time

27 February 2017

Good products, good choice and range of products, reasonable prices.

25 February 2017

I take this and it helps me with maintaining a healthy system.
The evening primrose oil helped me with breast pain, although now that I no longer have periods it's still a useful supplement to take.

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.

Thank you for your feedback.

04 February 2017

Both the dog and I take these to help our joints

03 February 2017

This is always a good quality product.

Thank you for your comments.

01 February 2017

I have used this for many years now.

Thank you for your loyalty.

01 February 2017

easy swallowed and tasteless.

Thank you for your comments.