Evening Primrose Oil for Cervical Mucus Production
Formulated by Dr. Amos Grunebaum, ObGyn, our Evening Primrose Oil is a proprietary blend that includes vitamin E and the antioxidant selenium in addition to the optimal, nutritionally-sound amount of evening primrose oil for trying-to-conceive women. Evening primrose oil provides women with Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid converted in the body to prostaglandins – types of enzymes that have been shown to balance female reproductive hormones and support a wide range of bodily functions, including moisture regulation of mucous membranes.
For trying-to-conceive women, the key benefit of evening primrose oil and GLA is its function in lubricating and maintaining mucus membranes and production, thus helping their bodies naturally regulate the ideal quality of fertile cervical mucus. One of the main features of healthy, abundant cervical mucus during the fertile period before ovulation is its ability to sustain sperm in a healthy medium and to allow sperm to move freely through the “hostile,” or pH-challenged, environment of the cervix. During ovulation, healthy fertility relies on the change in texture and increase in amount of a woman’s cervical mucus (often referred to as “egg-white” cervical mucus because of its ideally more stretchy and diluted quality).
Evening Primrose Oil should only be taken during the pre-ovulation period of each cycle (from the first day of menstruation until ovulation is assumed or confirmed to have taken place).
Wondering which supplements can be taken together?
(see our Fertility Supplement Guide to find out.)
If you are concerned with the quantity or quality of your cervical mucus, we recommend taking FertileCM instead which was formulated for exactly this purpose.