Your supplement guide for fertility and hormones
As you know from reading any of my blogs or seeing me on social media, I always recommend you start with whole food, balanced nutrition first however even the cleanest diet has holes. It is literally impossible to get everything you need from diet alone especially seeing how polluted our food supply is. Whether you are actively trying to concieve or you are struggling with hormone imbalance getting all the vitamins and minerals you need from diet and adding supplementation will allow your body to have everything it needs to function properly, it will boost your immune system, balance your hormones and increase your fertility naturally.
I would consider throwing out any prenatal vitamin (or any vitamin or supplement for that matter) that isn’t professional or pharmaceutical grade and investing in one of a much higher quality. Doing so will make these costly supplements bioavailable to your body meaning your body can use more of them instead of simply flushing them out through your urine.
These are my top picks for fertility and hormone supplements and herbs.
Women supplement recommendations-
Dr. Mercola Premium Products- Whole food multivitamin PLUS- The benefit of these vitamins is the absorbability which is the key to boosted health and fertility. Absorbing as much of the nutrient as possible will allow your body to get all the benefits it needs from these powerful vitamins.
Lean and Pure- Pre and Probiotic- Emerging research indicates that the gut microbiome plays a central role in the regulation of estrogen levels within the body and thus influences the risk of developing estrogen related diseases such as endometriosis, PCOS, breast and prostate cancer. Adding this supplement daily will help you balance your gut and regulate your hormones naturally.
Carlson Labs Fish Oil- The omega 3’s and 6’s found in fish oil help to improve ovulation. It can also increase progesterone, which is a hormone that regulates the condition of the lining of the uterus and is essential to pregnancy. These essential fatty acids also help to increase egg quality and the health of the ovarian reserve for mothers of advanced maternal age.
Integrated Therapeutics CoQ10- This supplement is necessary for the production of cellular energy. This is especially important in supporting the high energy needs of the cardiovascular and neurological systems. It also supports immune function.
Pure Encapsulations Inositol powder- Inositol is formulated to support healthy ovulatory activity, ovarian function and reproductive function.
Now Foods Royal Jelly- This ultimate fertility enhancer can strengthen the health of your eggs and make conception more likely. This won’t help increase your egg production it will help strengthen the eggs you have making them more likely to fertilize and implant in the uterus. It also helps regulate your period, protects eggs and sperm from free radicles, reduces inflammation in the body. It also contains an estrogen type property that helps to regulate hormone levels in women with too little estrogen. It has also been studied in women with PCOS making it easier for them to conceive.
Herbs for women-
Megafood Daily Maca plus for women- A superfood found in the mountains of Peru helps to stimulate a woman’s endocrine system helping to maintain hormone balance. It also boost health and vitality as well as increases sex drive.
Vitex - Vitex agnus-castus is an herb that will help with Premenstrual syndrome, PMS as well as a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and symptoms of menopause, female infertility, and helps prevent miscarriage in women with low levels of a hormone called progesterone. This wonderful herb also helps in women with thyroid disorders.
Dong Quai- A nourishing tonic and fertility herb, Dong Quai helps to support normal blood flow to the reproductive system and aids the body in producing and nourishing the blood.
Tribulus- This herb has been used traditionally for fertility and reproductive health support.
Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha is a herb traditionally used to improve the body’s ability to adapt to and handle stress, as well as support healthy endocrine system function. It is also a wonderful sleep aid because it lowers the stress response and works with your body's natural chemistry to promote deep sleep.
Supplements for men –
Dr. Mercola Premium Products - Whole food multivitamin PLUS- The benefit of these vitamins is the absorbability which is the key to boosted health and fertility. Absorbing as much of the nutrient as possible will allow your body to get all the benefits it needs from these powerful vitamins.
MHS- MH5 is an herbal reproductive tonic formulated specifically to support male reproductive health and fertility.
L-Carnitine- L-Carnitine (an amino acid) is a nutrient used by the body for normal sperm function.
CoQ10- CoQ10 Ubiquinol, has been shown through several studies to improve sperm health, while playing a key role in protecting DNA at a cellular level.
Fish Oil - Cod Liver Oil is high in omega-3 essential fatty acids. Omega-3 fats contain two acids that are crucial to good health: DHA and EPA.
Royal Jelly- One of the best fertility support foods available. This helps to strengthen the quantity and mobility of sperm.
As you can see there are many supplements and herbs that can help you in your quest to boosted fertility and balanced hormones. These are some of mine and my clients favorites.
If you want to talk further about what supplements will work for your individual situation, reach out to me and schedule a call. You can reach me here – email@example.com.
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