What shall I do if I'm not sure which product is best for me?
Your pharmacist or health food store will be able to recommend products that are suitable for you, and the product information on this website should help, but if you have any further questions you can call the Efamol customer service team on 0800 0291978 (local call rate) from within the UK or from elsewhere in the world +44 1904 202336 from 09:00 to 20:00 hrs GMT Monday to Friday and from 0900 to 17:00 hrs GMT during the weekend.
How long will it take before I feel the full benefits of an Efamol fatty acid supplements?
It may take up to 12 weeks as fatty acid supplementation provides nutrients that have been depleted from the body and correcting this takes time to achieve maximum benefit. Therefore, allow at least three months before evaluating whether the treatment is effective.
Can I take any Efamol fatty acid supplements with other medications or supplements?
Anyone under medical supervision or taking medication should consult their health care provider seek medical advice before taking any supplement, including those in the Efamol range. There are no known contraindications with other supplements so there should not be a problem taking Efamol products at the same time as other vitamin and mineral supplements.
Care should be taken when combining a range of products into a supplement programme to unsure that the upper safety limits of nutrients are not exceeded.
Why does Efamol use the Rigel Evening Primrose Oil?
Seeds from wild varieties of Evening Primrose will vary from crop to crop in the quantity and quality of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid. Hence, the wild plant cannot be relied upon for a consistent quantity or quality of oil. There are over 2000 species of Evening Primrose. Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil contains oil from Rigel seeds which contain up to 33% more GLA than found in wild plants.
Why you might supplement your diet with Evening Primrose Oil, a rich source of Omega-6 nutrients.
Some Omega 3-nutrients and Omega-6 nutrients can be made in the body; this includes the Omega-6 nutrient GLA. However, factors such as age, poor dietary choices including an excess of saturated fats and more can reduce the body’s efficiency in this process. With today’s busy lifestyles we don’t always get enough of what is good for us. Following a varied and balanced diet ensures that you can get an adequate dietary intake of these important nutrients.