Supplements Which Help Improve Egg Quality 2017-10-13T12:01:38+00:00

 

Which supplements when trying to get pregnant

Which vitamins can help you get pregnant?

While trying to get pregnant, most women take extra supplements of one kind or another: some in the hope that these will help them conceive and improve egg quality, others wishing to undertake every possible effort to maximize their body’s health.

Or maybe you’ve heard about recent research which proved that certain supplements can help to improve egg quality, even in women of advanced reproductive age or with a low ovarian reserve? (If you suspect a poor egg quality, you should know that there are some very good news coming from research in reproductive health and it is even possible to talk to me via Skype or email about it).

Let’s look again at what our biological and historical past has to say about supplements which may help women get pregnant:

Ever since our ancestors left Africa and ventured toward places where we live today, roughly 5000 generations have passed.

So, imagine giving your hand to your mom, and she to her mom and so on – until an interrupted line of about 5000 women creates a line of your descent. As different as the challenges these grandmothers were facing in life were, each one of them must have been healthy, attractive, smart, and fertile enough to attract at least one partner at the right moment in her life. With him, she had produced at least one child which itself survived until reproducing again and, finally, depositing all the genes into what you consider to be your personal mind and body.

Virtually each young woman is a last daughter in one such unbroken chain.

So how were these grandmothers?

What could we likely read today from their diaries, if they had left any?

Did they push their fertile boundaries into late years to establish a career first?

Did they take antioxidants to clean their bodies? Which prenatal vitamins worked best to help them get pregnant? Did they ever heard about eggs, let alone wonder how to improve their egg quality?

Quite certainly, our grandmothers were spending much more time outside and in direct touch with the environment, moving around providing food and other goods, either for themselves, their children or other community members.

In terms of body biochemistry, this translates into the following differences: higher food nutrient density, small proportion of sugars and grains in the diet, absence of man-made environmental toxins, significantly higher vitamin D levels in the blood, and intense exercise, be it through gathering activities, child carrying, or various social activities.

 

This can help you to conceive easier and become a healthy baby:

Prenatal vitamins and folic acid (best is to start 3-6 months before you try to get pregnant):

New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin               #1 BEST Prenatal Vitamins For Pregnant Women and New Moms --Complete Whole Food Nutrition For You & Your Baby--High Potency Folic Acid For Babys Proper Growth--Rich In Iron, Zinc & Vitamin D3--and Calcium For Strong Bones & Teeth--and only ONE Tablet a Day! Perfect During Pregnancy And Nursing. Made in the USA in an FDA & GMP Registered Facility. UltaLife PRENATAL PLUS Provides A Safe Dietary Supplement That You Can Trust. Two Month Supply--60 Capsules--Buy TWO, Get FREE Shipping--Satisfaction is Always Guaranteed.               Prenatal Multivitamin - 13 Vitamins & Minerals, Including Folic Acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin A, D3, C, E, B6 & B12 Plus Calcium, Zinc & Iron - 180 One a Day Tablets - Made in USA ~ Money Back Guarantee               Solgar - Folate As Metafolin 800 mcg. - 100 Tablets

 

 

Foods which increase fertility

What is a balanced diet? Image courtesy of can_xedos4 at FreeDitigalPhotos.net

Why do we need vitamins to improve egg quality if our ancestors did not use them?

Our bodies are creations that are so beautiful that it takes, in my opinion, rather more poetic than scientific writing skills to describe their robustness, mixed with their fragile perfection. They are products shaped by forces of the environment, genes, and pure luck, over time just too long for any of us to even closely imagine.

In my understanding as a Ph.D. biochemist who has dealt with vitamins for over a decade, the random introduction of extra amounts of any substance in a system perfected by nature for so long is more likely to do harm than good, whether it is a vitamin, a phytohormone, or a synthetic drug.

Scientific research, as well as carefully controlled clinical studies, almost invariably confirm: vitamin supplementation is of benefit only to those who are deficient in something.

But please don’t stop reading here.

Now, after having invested over a decade of my career in researching this matter, I often wonder: who is in a privileged position nowadays to not be deficient of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients?

With our meat coming from animals raised under conditions closer to death than life, with our fruits and vegetables disconnected from real soil and sunshine, who can still hope to eat a balanced diet?

Who is satisfied with the fact that hundreds of species of animals and plants that our ancestors could hunt or dig up with a stick got reduced to just a few kinds of foods, mostly genetically manipulated ones?

That most plants we believe would provide us with a balanced diet have never existed in nature, before being bred by humans some hundred years ago or less?

In societies living in places with diminishing natural soils, disconnected from hunting or growing their own food, who has any data on the real nutritional density of any kind of food we were historically and metabolically adapted to?

Finally, who feels authorized to put up the dietary recommendations and based on which benchmarks?

 

Would you like to talk to me or find out what I think of your fertility journey? You can meet me on Skype or send me an email.

 

This can help you to conceive easier:

Prenatal vitamins and folic acid (best is to start 3-6 months before you try to get pregnant):

New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin               #1 BEST Prenatal Vitamins For Pregnant Women and New Moms --Complete Whole Food Nutrition For You & Your Baby--High Potency Folic Acid For Babys Proper Growth--Rich In Iron, Zinc & Vitamin D3--and Calcium For Strong Bones & Teeth--and only ONE Tablet a Day! Perfect During Pregnancy And Nursing. Made in the USA in an FDA & GMP Registered Facility. UltaLife PRENATAL PLUS Provides A Safe Dietary Supplement That You Can Trust. Two Month Supply--60 Capsules--Buy TWO, Get FREE Shipping--Satisfaction is Always Guaranteed.               Prenatal Multivitamin - 13 Vitamins & Minerals, Including Folic Acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin A, D3, C, E, B6 & B12 Plus Calcium, Zinc & Iron - 180 One a Day Tablets - Made in USA ~ Money Back Guarantee               Solgar - Folate As Metafolin 800 mcg. - 100 Tablets

To find out when you ovulate:

(I prefer simple LH-strips but some women prefer digital measuring):

Wondfo One Step Ovulation (LH) Test Strips, 50-Count               Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test, 20 Count

Lubricant (swimmer-friendly and not sticky) and early-response pregnancy tests:

Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant, 40 Gram Tube with 9 Applicators               First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test, 3 tests, Packaging May Vary

Useful books about fertility and improving egg quality:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health               HOW TO IMPROVE EGG QUALITY: The Smart Way to Get Pregnant               The Impatient Womans Guide to Getting Pregnant

 

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