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Hi Bryce,

I am 38 weeks pregnant and remember taking evening primrose oil orally with my first pregnancy, however, I can't remember how much I took.  Would you be able to give me your thoughts with taking EPO orally (or vaginally) at this point in my pregnancy?

Thanks so much!

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Evening primrose oil (EPO), comes from the seeds of the evening primrose plant. Like Ahiflower oil, black currant seed oil and borage oil, EPO contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that the body converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). 

Although many people may have inadequate levels of GLA, the optimal intake for this nutrient remains unknown. Researchers often use 3,000–6,000 mg of EPO per day, which provides approximately 270–540 mg of GLA.

There are no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. However as you are pregnant,  please discuss this with your healthcare provider before supplementing with it.  It is possible that unknown interactions exist. 

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