35+ Fertility Support

Ubiquinol

Ubiquinol is a naturally occurring antioxidant produced in the body, and it plays a crucial role in energy production inside our cells.  This energy helps eggs to mature properly. Once fertilized, significant energy is needed to support the healthy growth of the embryo.

A lack of energy can lead to poor fertilization and early miscarriage.

Ubiquinol supplementation for 60 days before IVF has been shown to improve embryo quality and ovarian response to stimulating drugs, along with better pregnancy outcomes.

DHEA

Your adrenal glands produce the natural hormone, DHEA. Once produced, your body converts DHEA to either androgens (testosterone) or estrogens.

DHEA may benefit fertility by improving ovarian function in women who previously responded poorly to IVF.  The way DHEA works to improve ovarian response isn’t completely understood.  Studies show that taking a DHEA supplement for at least 6 weeks before IVF may increase pregnancy and live birth rate and decrease miscarriage rate in women with poor ovarian function.

DHEA is best used only during IVF cycles and should be taken with a doctor’s recommendation. DO NOT USE DHEA IF YOU HAVE BI POLAR DISORDER OR HAVE A HISTORY OF HORMONE RELATED CANCERS.

 

 Inositol

Inositols regulate insulin and blood sugar levels. Specifically, they help our bodies metabolize sugar by helping our cells use insulin better.  Blood sugar issues are a leading cause of hormonal imbalance and can create havoc on one’s fertility. Studies have shown that inositol improves egg and embryo quality and can increase pregnancy rates.

Vitamin D

  • Supports healthy egg maturation
  • Improves implantation rates
  • Lowers risk of miscarriage
  • Recommended: D3 5000 by Metagenics

Vitamin D is important for fertility.  Research shows that women who have  higher vitamin D levels have a better chance of natural pregnancy. Several studies have linked normal vitamin D levels with higher IVF pregnancy rates and lower miscarriage rates.

It is important to take vitamin D while you are trying to conceive and continue once you are pregnant.  Many women need more than the 600-1,000 IUs found in most prenatal vitamins. Getting your vitamin D levels checked is a great place to start.  Many women find they benefit from taking 5,000  IUs daily.

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