Maurice Blackmore started Australia’s first health food store in Brisbane 1938. Based on his belief in the natural healing properties of plants and minerals, he created a range of naturopathic remedies to maximise and boost wellbeing. Today, Blackmores still uses Maurice’s values and holistic approach to develop nature-based supplements that empower people to be at their very best.
Using a blend of traditional knowledge and scientific research, Blackmores is one of Australia’s industry leading brands and has a strong market here in New Zealand as well. The Blackmores range covers many Health Concerns such as ‘Colds, Flus and Immunity’, ‘Sleep, Stress and the Mind’ and ‘Healthy Ageing’, as well as many other categories.
Within the recommended dosage range EPO is a safe supplement with very few adverse effects reported. Nausea, stomach pain and headache can occur if taken on an empty stomach and diarrhoea may occur at high dosages, indicating the need to reduce intake.
EPO is contraindicated for anyone with epilepsy because GLA increases the body’s prostaglandin levels. Increased levels of prostaglandins lower the threshold for seizures.
Anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as warfarin or aspirin should not take EPO, due to the anti-clotting action of prostaglandins.
If you take any type of medical drug it’s important to consult your health practitioner about possible drug interactions before supplementing with EPO.
Adults:Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children 6-12 years: Take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times a day, or as professionally prescribed.
Children 2-6 years: Take 1 capsule a day (pierce and squeeze into milk, juice or cereal), or as professionally prescribed.