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DHEA: Giving you back your fertility

03/28/2014 08:03:18

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 […]

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DHEA for Women: Why the Popularity?

03/03/2014 11:03:18

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? […]

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

02/14/2014 04:02:43

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.   It was in 2004 that a fertility center in New York City—Center for Human Reproduction (CHR)—made the discovery that DHEA might improve […]

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Understanding CoQ10 and Sperm Motility

12/17/2013 07:12:30

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 […]

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How Do Antioxidants Affect Fertility?

12/10/2013 07:12:44

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 […]

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Improving Egg Quality in Women Over 40

12/04/2013 03:12:36

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 […]

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What to Expect from CoQ10?

11/26/2013 05:11:36

Coenzyme Q10, better known as CoQ10, is a supplement that has gotten quite a bit of publicity in recent years. It’s a powerful antioxidant that occurs naturally in the body. As we age, however, our natural levels of CoQ10 decline. For this reason many people take it as a supplement for a variety of purposes. […]

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Basic Reproduction Tips for TTC Couples

11/19/2013 09:11:31

For couples trying to conceive there are a few things to keep in mind to increase the chances of conception. Many of these things are a matter of common sense, such as increasing the frequency of having sex and tracking the woman’s cycle to find out when she is ovulating (a few days before and […]

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What Can DHEA Do For You?

11/12/2013 05:11:35

Some DHEA Basics Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced by both women and men. It can then converted by the body into a variety of other hormones, such as estrogens and testosterone. Levels of DHEA increase throughout adolescence, peak in the late 20s, and then slowly decline. As levels fall, individuals experience fewer of […]