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It Starts with the Egg: a new book on improving egg quality

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:14:12 PM Etc/GMT+5

For those struggling with infertility, diving into the world of available research, studies, and advice can be intimidating. Where do you start? With experts spouting complicated, and at times conflicting, advice, and fellow infertility sufferers sharing advice from their own experiences, it can quickly feel like nothing more than overwhelming noise.

But a new book – It Starts with the Egg by Rebecca Fett – cuts through that noise, providing an informative but approachable overview of the role egg quality plays in infertility, and offering sound advice on what women can do to improve their egg quality and actively take control of their infertility.

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DHEA: Giving you back your fertility

Friday, March 28, 2014 4:34:00 PM Etc/GMT+5

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the body's adrenal glands, which are located just above the kidneys. The female body converts DHEA into androgens (such as testosterone or estrogen). Many women turn to DHEA supplements for a wide range of supposed (and unfortunately unproven) benefits. Because testosterone and estrogen production generally declines with age, many believe that supplementing with DHEA might:

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DHEA for Women: Why the Popularity?

Monday, March 3, 2014 6:37:47 PM Etc/GMT+5

DHEA is a natural mild androgen (male hormone) that is sold in the United States as a nutritional supplement. The annual sale of DHEA reached $55 million in 2009, according to Nutrition Business Journal. Surprisingly, men are not the only consumers of DHEA supplements, even though DHEA is an androgen—but why do women take DHEA? The answer is related to DHEA's fertility benefits for women.

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How to Effectively Up Your Chances of Becoming Pregnant

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:22:12 PM Etc/GMT+5

For some women out there, getting pregnant is as simple as forgetting to take the pill, while others wait for the proverbial stork to come around for a long time. If you are trying to get pregnant but somehow it’s not happening, you might need to get your ovarian reserve checked by a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist) and consider taking DHEA to support your ovaries.

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DHEA’s Fertility Use Reaches 10-Year Mark in 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 11:43:42 AM Etc/GMT+5

We at Fertility Nutraceuticals (FNC) keeps thinking of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) supplementation for women’s fertility as “new,” but believe it or not, the use of DHEA for female fertility reaches 10-year mark this year.

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Understanding CoQ10 and Sperm Motility

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:46:33 PM Etc/GMT+5

Some CoQ10 Basics 

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an enzyme found within human blood cells. Because it is produced naturally by the body, it is not technically classified as a vitamin, but it plays an important role in preserving blood levels of other vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin C. It is also a powerful antioxidant and people have been taking it for years to improve cognitive function and heart health. Even though CoQ10 is naturally occurring within the body, studies have shown that levels drop with age, sometimes beginning as young as age 20, meaning much of the adult population may be deficient in CoQ10. 

Male Infertility and CoQ10

Recent research has uncovered yet another reason it is vital to ensure that CoQ10 levels in the body remain optimal, particularly for its male users. As it turns out, the majority of men suffering from infertility due to low sperm motility also have lower than normal levels of CoQ10 in their seminal fluid. It has been shown that oxidative stress significantly impairs sperm motility, and having healthy levels of CoQ10 greatly reduces levels of oxidative stress within the seminal fluid.

It is recommended that men who suffer from low sperm motility supplement with 200 milligrams of Androenergen CoQ10 daily. In a controlled study, men who supplemented with CoQ10 at that level for three months showed significant increases in antioxidant enzyme activity within the seminal fluid as well as reduced levels of oxidative stress compared to men who took a placebo. There was also a significant correlation between CoQ10 supplementation and sperm motility.

CoQ10 Fertility Supplements

Androenergen is the highest quality CoQ10 supplement available today. Androenergen conducts peer-reviewed clinical trials on their supplements before bringing them to market. They source only the highest-quality ingredients available and they run every batch through a host of rigorous quality control methods, including third-party testing. Even better, Androenergen consults with medical experts on fertility regarding ingredient selection, dosing, and even packaging for its products!

Supplementing with CoQ10 can improve your health in a number of areas, from your heart to your brain to your immune system. These benefits alone make it a supplement worth looking into.

Suffering from male infertility due to poor sperm motility? Visit Androenergen to get your CoQ10 supplements today!

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How Do Antioxidants Affect Fertility?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:04:53 PM Etc/GMT+5

What Are Antioxidants? 

Antioxidants are vitamin-like substances found in many foods. Many whole foods are naturally rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium. These substances are thought to protect your cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, by-products of your body’s oxygen metabolism. Free radicals are known to create a host of problems in cells in a process called oxidative stress.

Why Are Antioxidants Important During Pregnancy?

Research is also beginning to show the benefits of antioxidants for fertility and for a child’s future health. In one study, even antioxidant supplements added to a normal “Western” diet (meaning high in fat and cholesterol and low in fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables) led to offspring with a lower lifetime risk of obesity and gluten intolerance than an unhealthy diet without these supplements. Other studies suppport the idea that the environment a fetus experiences in the womb impacts the rest of their life. Antioxidants appear to be one part of this puzzle.

Women should consider taking antioxidants even before they become pregnant, as some research shows that a steady level of antioxidants in the blood supply during a woman’s regular menstrual cycle increases the chances that a pregnancy will be successfully carried to term*. Fertility supplements, such as Ovoenergen, are a natural way to protect eggs from oxidative stress and make it easier to conceive and carry a healthy baby*. The father’s diet is also important, as trials are showing that a man who consumes enough antioxidants such as vitamin E, zinc and magnesium has healthier sperm that are more likely to impregnate his partner*.

Are There Any Risks?

While eating antioxidants as part of a whole-food diet is almost always safe, simply loading up on vitamins is not necessarily the answer to your infertility worries. Like anything else, too many vitamins and antioxidants can be harmful to your body and your reproductive system, so it’s important to follow the advice of a medical professional. Fertility supplements such as Ovoenergen come with a dosage schedule designed to support a pregnancy and keep mothers and babies safe. 

 

Looking for more information on natural fertility supplements? Visit the Ovoengergen website for more information on the supplment and other fertility products. 

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Improving Egg Quality in Women Over 40

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00:33 PM Etc/GMT+5

If you're hoping to conceive after the age of 40, all is not lost. While it is generally more challenging to become pregnant later in life, it is possible to carry a baby to term. In the end, proactive efforts that you take can ease the way to conception and benefit the health of your unborn child as well. Take advantage of ten tips to improve egg quality after 40.

1. Consult a fertility specialist with experience with women over 40.

At this age, you are likely to need some help from a fertility specialist to conceive, unless you are one of the lucky few. Not all fertility doctors have enough experience with women over 40, and many of them turn away women once they hig 42, or offer only donor egg IVF. Seek out a fertility center or fertility specialist that specialize in helping women over 40 get pregnant, so that you'l receive the best available treatment for your age and ovarian function.

2. Take a fertility supplement. 

One of the best moves you can make is to take Ovoenergen, a first-rate fertility supplement to improve the quality of your eggs and boost fertility in the process*. This supplement provides vital antioxidants to promote egg health and supports the energy metabolism of your eggs as well*.

3. Get your hormone levels tested.

Hormones play a major role in the quality of your eggs. Have your levels checked for Basal FSH, ant-mullerian hormone, and estradiol. The results will give you and your fertility doctor a good idea of how well your ovaries are working, and what kind of treatment you might need in order to conceive.

4. Start as soon as possible.

If you've waited until 40 has passed, you need to take aggressive action to conceive. Healthy eggs that will actually implant diminish as time passes. Age isn't your friend when it comes to conception and nothing good will come out of waiting longer.

5. Watch your weight.

Studies suggest that obesity can negatively affect success of fertility treatments. Maintaining a healthy weight can be tough, but it's one way to boost your fertility.

6. Don't use drugs and limit the use of alcohol.

In order to give yourself the best chances to have a healthy pregnancy, take good care of yourself and don't abuse substances that will harm your eggs, as well as your body.

7. Eat a healthy diet.

Your body is your temple. Use fuel that will benefit your entire reproductive system.

8. Remain hydrated.

Keep the water flowing to ensure that all systems are on go.

9. Stay active.

Keep your body strong in anticipation of a healthy pregnancy.

10. Consider an egg donor.

When all else fails, consider the possibility of egg donation.  While egg donation is the last resort for most, it does give you a much higher pregnancy rates than IVF with your own eggs, especially as you approach mid-40s.

Lookinig for more information on fertlity supplements? Visit Ovoenergen for more details on the product and how it improves egg quality in women*. 

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What to Expect from CoQ10?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:32:38 PM Etc/GMT+5

CoQ10, a powerful antioxidant that occurs naturally in the body, has become a popular supplement in recent years for a variety of health benefits, including infertility treatment. Recent research has shown that CoQ10 supplementation may improve the quality of eggs in older women with low ovarian reserve.

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Basic Reproduction Tips for TTC Couples

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:40:14 PM Etc/GMT+5

When trying to conceive, the little things start to matter. Consider these tips for increasing your chances of conception.

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