test-Primrose Oil Pregnancy Benefits?
Primrose Oil Pregnancy Benefits?
Swanson Health • July 3, 2012

Question: Can pregnant women use Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)? Are there any benefits for pregnancy?

Evening Primrose Oil is one of several nutrients that is fantastic for overall hormonal health in women, plus it has great benefits for both genders when it comes to moisturizing and general health of the skin. One concern for women is whether it can be used while they are pregnant or nursing, due to some of the hormonal fluctuations that may be experienced. But unfortunately, Evening Primrose Oil is not recommended during pregnancy because it hasn’t been studied for safety during pregnancy so we don’t know if it’s safe to use yet. It’s often better to err on the side of caution in cases of the unknown like this.


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