• maca root does it help
    Should you take Maca root extract to improve egg quality? Should you take Maca root extract to improve egg quality?

    Should you take Maca root extract to improve egg quality?

Should you take Maca root extract to improve egg quality?

Maca root – does it help to increase fertility?

As many of you know, I pride myself with having a blog where I report on everything related to egg health. By this I mean everything that is scientifically proven to work.

However, many foods, nutrients, and supplements have never been thoroughly tested in clinical trials with humans. This does not necessarily mean they would not be effective in improving egg quality, it means simply that there has […]

  • dhea for ivf icsi
    DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

    DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

DHEA increases chances of a successful IVF

Aging is not the only proces that causes fertility to decline. As a consequence of a mixture of lifestyle-related factors, such as environmental toxins and exposure to oxidative stress, the ability to conceive naturally declines over time.

The progressive decline in women’s fertility after the age of 35 is constantly increasing the number of patients consulting fertility specialists.

Among a wide range of strategies proposed to women close to 40 years in order to

  • supplements for fertility
    Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

    Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

Five supplements which will improve your egg health fast-track

Egg maturation and growth depend on woman’s age and general health, as well as on flow of nutrients to the ovaries.

This means that your diet, your exercise, even the way you manage stress will have impact on the egg maturation processes.

In addition to good nutrition (here you can read about why eating Mediterranean diet helps) and a healthy, fertility-supporting lifestyle, there are supplements that can give your eggs an additional kick and this is especially […]

  • folate or folic acid which is better
    There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is? There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is?

    There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is?

There’s a difference between folate and folic acid: Do you know what it is?

Folate or folic acid: Which one is better?

If you had to answer the question, which vitamin would better prevent that your baby develops a neurological disorder, folate or folic acid, would you know the answer?

Don’t worry if you wouldn’t.

Many doctors can’t tell the difference either and honestly (though I’m aware of the differences between the two) I myself often use the terms interchangeably.

So what’s the difference between folate and folic […]

  • CoQ10 for fertility
    Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone? Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

    Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility: Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone?

which CoQ10 is bestSome weeks ago I received one of the best comments on my entire blog (thank you Iva Stankovic!).

This is what Iva asked me:

Dear Darja, first of all, I liked very much your book about improving egg quality in women over 35, it’s informative and motivational, thank you for writing it!

As you may know, there is another book on the same topic available Amazon called “It starts with the egg”. The author says in the chapter dedicated to CoQ10 :”Women enrolled in the clinical […]

  • PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don’t make the lab out of your body! PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don’t make the lab out of your body!

    PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don’t make the lab out of your body!

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) for egg health? Don’t make the lab out of your body!

Some months ago I was asked for the first time about using PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) to improve egg quality. I was not too surprised, as women often come to me long lists of supplements which they take in hope of improving egg quality and often my consulting work boils down to reducing long lists to include only the supplements which work, in the dosages which were proven in the clinical trials to […]

  • how much CoQ10 egg quality
    Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why? Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why?

    Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why?

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why?

CoQ10 ubiquinone or ubiqunolThanks to many awesome fertility websites and blogs which have exploded in numbers over the past years, women over 35 who are struggling to get pregnant now know that:

1. Egg quality and quantity is THE single most limiting factor in getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby.

2. There are lifestyle interventions that are proven to help improve egg quality, the most important of them being a diet (Mediterranean or Harvard Fertility-Diet, depending on the type of infertility disorder), as well as supplements like CoQ10, DHEA, Vitamin D and some […]