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Can a person with G6PD take evening primrose oil, vitex and red raspberry leaves supplements?

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Posted on Sat, 4 Aug 2012
Question: Can a person with G6PD take evening primrose oil, vitex and red raspberry leaves supplements?
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Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar (3 hours later)
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I would be pleased to answer your question .
Evening primrose oil is known in some documents to be a blood thinner. However , it is safe in G6PD deficient. It works via the platelet aggregation and hence causes blood thinning and is not related to the G 6 PD pathway .
Red raspberry leaves and vitex are safe too.

So you can take the above supplements.

Thanks and Take care
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Can a person with G6PD take evening primrose oil, vitex and red raspberry leaves supplements?

Hello
I would be pleased to answer your question .
Evening primrose oil is known in some documents to be a blood thinner. However , it is safe in G6PD deficient. It works via the platelet aggregation and hence causes blood thinning and is not related to the G 6 PD pathway .
Red raspberry leaves and vitex are safe too.

So you can take the above supplements.

Thanks and Take care