The Efamol Story

The only true international brand of fatty acid based products, Efamol Ltd has led the way in developing scientifically proven essential fatty acid health supplements for over 25 years.


Preliminary planning is underway for the introduction of several new products, which goes hand-in-hand with an extension of research and development activities and a commitment to a comprehensive programme of clinical trials.


Efamol Biosciences Limited was acquired by Vital Health Foods, the largest South African manufacturer of healthy products. This international partnership enables the continuation of developing healthier nutrition, ensuring it is easily accessible and as convenient as possible.


Efalex re-launched as Efalex Original Brain Formula in the UK.


Efamol Brain Active Memory was launched. This new formula contains the Omega-3 nutrient DHA (docosahexaenoic acid); Vitamin B12 and Folic acid plus extract from the herb Ginkgo Biloba; phosphatidylserine and Vitamin E.


Efamol Biosciences Limited was acquired by a food supplement company, Wassen International Limited, to enable access to many more consumer markets across the globe.


Efamol was acquired by the current management team, a group of individuals with extensive experience in the field of essential fatty acid nutrition, and so returned to independent ownership.


Efamol was purchased by Royal Numico, a Dutch multi-national company with worldwide influence in the field of infant and clinical nutrition.


The launch of Efalex pioneered the development of the brain and eye health category.


The Efamol Research Institute is founded.


Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil was one of the first brands supplying high quality supplements for hormonal balance and skin health to be launched.


Dr Horrobin founded Efamol Ltd to further pursue research into the role of fatty acid molecules in the human metabolism, and to translate this research into nutraceutical products for the advancement of health and well-being.

The 1950s

A group of researchers, including David Horrobin, published a scientific rationale indicating that Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), derived from the seed of the Evening Primrose plant, could be beneficially linked to the quality of human health and nutrition.

The late 1920s

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) were discovered, and the significant clinical research into their impact on human health began.

The importance of fatty acids

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