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I've been taking evening primrose oil to increase cervical mucus, but i've read that it can delay ovulation. Is that true?

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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
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In brief: It may

Evening primrose oil (epo) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (gla), which is believed to be the active ingredient.
Epo has been studied in a wide variety of disorders, particularly those affected by metabolic products of essential fatty acids. However, no study has show a benefit to its use in fertility. The problem with supplements is we don't know whats in them.

In brief: It may

Evening primrose oil (epo) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (gla), which is believed to be the active ingredient.
Epo has been studied in a wide variety of disorders, particularly those affected by metabolic products of essential fatty acids. However, no study has show a benefit to its use in fertility. The problem with supplements is we don't know whats in them.
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