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Brand name(s):
Evening Primrose Oil 1000 mg
Licence holder:
New Roots Herbal Inc.
Dosage Form:
Capsule, soft
Recommended route of administration:


Recommended dose:
Sub population (Sub Pop.) Quantity (Qty) Frequency (Freq.)
Sub Pop. Age Min. Max. UoM Footnote1 Age Qty Min. Max. UoM Qty Freq. Min. Max. UoM Freq.
Adults 19 year(s) 2.0 capsule 2 daily
Adults 19 year(s) 2.0 capsule 1 daily
Adults 19 year(s) 2.0 capsule 1 3 daily
Recommended use or purpose:
Source of essential fatty acids for the maintenance of good health. Source of linoleic acid for the maintenance of good health. Source of omega-6 fatty acids for the maintenance of good health. Helps to reduce symptoms associated with acne. Used to help relieve symptoms of mild cases of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Helps to reduce skin inflammation associated with acne. Helps improve the inflammatory symptoms of mild atopic dermatitis (eczema). Helps to improve symptoms such as roughness associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema). Helps to maintain skin firmness. Helps to maintain skin moisture. Helps to maintain skin elasticity. Helps to improve skin moisture. Helps to improve skin hydration.
Risk Information:
Cautions and Warnings 
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner.
List of medicinal ingredients:
Medicinal ingredients Quantity (Qty) Extract Potency
Oenothera biennis 1000.0 milligrams
10.0   %
gamma-Linolenic acid
68.0   %
Linoleic acid
List of non-medicinal ingredients:
  • Gelatin
  • Glycerin
  • Vitamin E
  • Water
Date of licensing:
Revised date of licence:

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