Fertility for Women Veg Caps PRO-CONCEPTION
Viridian Fertility for Women 60 Veg Caps - PRO-CONCEPTION
-Η φόρμουλα αυτή είναι ειδικά σχεδιασμένη για να παρέχει τις απαραίτητες και κατάλληλες θρεπτικές ουσίες για να υποστηρίξει μια γυναίκα της αναπαραγωγικής ηλικίας που τυχόν να αντιμετωπίζει δυσκολίες όσον αφορά τη σύλληψη. Στην ιδανική περίπτωση, να λαμβάνονται τουλάχιστον 90 ημέρες πριν από τη προγραμματισμένη σύλληψη.
Σημ.: συμπληρώματα ψευδάργυρου, ιδιαίτερα με άδειο στομάχι μπορεί να προκαλέσουν ένα αίσθημα ελαφράς ναυτίας.
-Δόση: 2 κάψουλες ημερησίως μαζί με το φαγητό ή όπως συστήσει ο γιατρός.
Σημ. Κάθε μπουκάλι περιέχει 60 φυτικές κάψουλες.
-ΣΥΣΤΑΤΙΚΑ: Δύο κάψουλες παρέχουν: Βιταμίνη Ε (δ-άλφα οξική τοκοφερόλη) 200iu, DHA (δεκαεξαενοϊκό οξύ) 30mg, Άλφα λιποϊκό οξύ 100mg, Βιταμίνη C (ασκορβικό οξύ) 1000mg, Ψευδάργυρος (picolinate) 15mg, Σίδηρος (bisglycinate) 10mg, Ινοσιτόλη 30mg, Σελήνιο (μεθειονίνη) 100ug, Εσπεριδοειδή βιοφλαβονοειδή 20mg, Μαγγάνιο (κιτρικό) 2,5 mg, Βιταμίνη Β6 (πυριδοξάλη-5-φωσφορική) 5mg, Η βιταμίνη Α (παλμιτικό retinyl) 1000iu, Χαλκός (κιτρικός) 1mg, Χρώμιο (polynicotinate) 100ug, Φολικό οξύ 400ug, Βιταμίνη Β12 (κυανοκοβαλαμίνη) 50ug.
Fertility for Women 60 Veg Caps PRO-CONCEPTION
Information: This formula is specifically designed to provide the essential and appropriate nutrients to support a woman of reproductive age. The nutrients within this formula provide antioxidant support, help stabilise glycaemic control, and help promote appropriate cellular function to encourage female fertility. Ideally, this formula should be taken at least 90 days ahead of planned conception.
• Vitamin E – alpha tocopherol comes from the Greek words tokos which means ‘offspring’ and phero ‘to bear’. Vitamin E has been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation and is known as the fertility nutrient. Vitamin E functions primarily as an antioxidant in protecting against damage to the cell membranes.
• DHA – omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for cellular health and hormonal regulation. DHA is a key long chain highly unsaturated fatty acid (HUFA) known to important for prostaglandin (PG) synthesis. Improving the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 is known to improve prostaglandin function and reduce the inflammatory process.
• Chromium and Alpha Lipoic Acid – both chromium and alpha lipoic acid have been found to be beneficial in cases of insulin resistance, a common feature of infertility due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting 5-10% of reproductive aged women, about 1 out of 15 women worldwide. Traditionally it was considered as a reproductive disorder showing hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation and infertility; it is now well accepted that PCOS represents a ''multifaceted'' syndrome with substantial metabolic and cardiovascular long term consequences.
• Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids – research into the role of antioxidants in fertility has revealed that ascorbic acid supplementation caused improvement in 53% of luteal phase defect cases. In a recent randomised controlled, multi-centre study, the effect of vitamin C supplementation (750mg/day) in patients with a luteal phase defect was reported; pregnancy rates were higher in the treatment group than in the controls.
• Zinc - zinc serves as a cofactor for more than 80 metalloenzymes involved in DNA transcription and protein synthesis. In females, zinc seems to be important in reproduction. Zinc deficiency has been shown to result in decreased sexual maturation, abnormal menstrual cycle and increased oxidative stress (free radical damage).
• Iron – an 8 year study involving 438 women revealed that those who consumed iron supplements had a significantly lower risk of ovulatory infertility than women who did not use iron supplements. Iron is essential for oxygen transport and therefore promotes health of all cells and tissues. Vitamin C is essential for the uptake and absorption of iron.
• Inositol – it has been shown that 30-40% of PCOS women have impaired glucose tolerance, and a defect in the insulin signaling pathway (inositol-containing phosphoglycan mediators) seems to be implicated in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Supplementation of the B vitamin, inositol, along with folic acid has been shown to help restore spontaneous ovarian activity and consequently fertility.
• Selenium / Manganese – manganese is also involved in the production of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase SOD. There is a delicate balance in the ovarian tissues between free radicals and antioxidant enzymes such as SOD and the selenium dependent enzyme - glutathione peroxidise (GP).
• Vitamin B6 (P-5-P) – vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in oestrogen and essential fatty acid metabolism. Research shows that supplementation of vitamin B6 can help improve success rates in those struggling to conceive. Recent studies have identified hyperhomocysteinemia as a risk factor for both recurrent pregnancy loss and thrombosis.
• Vitamin A – vitamin A is essential for the health and protection of the mucous membranes throughout the body and for supporting the health of the developing embryo. Carotenoids and vitamin A are known to be crucial for the health of the corpus luteum. As the corpus luteum produces progesterone, inadequate corpus luteum function could have significant deleterious effects. Inadequate corpus luteum secretory function is one of the characteristic features of infertile and/or irregular menstrual cycles.
• Copper – zinc and copper are required for the production of superoxide dismutase a potent antioxidant enzyme. Copper have been found to be at low levels in infertile women.
• Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 – these nutrients are critical to cell function, neuronal development and RNA/DNA. Lowering homocysteine concentration by B-vitamin supplementation has been shown to have a positive effect in several case reports, with spontaneous pregnancies occurring after a few months of treatment in patients who had previously experienced between 4 and 12 early spontaneous abortions. Possible mechanisms of the deleterious effects of folate deficiency and homocysteine accumulation on female fertility include, reduced cell division (e.g. of oogonia during oogenesis or of granulosa cells during folliculogenesis), inflammatory cytokine production, altered nitric oxide (NO) metabolism, oxidative stress, apoptosis and defective methylation reactions.
Dosage: 2 capsules daily or as recommended by a practitioner.
Potential applications: To provide nutritional support for pre-conceptual health and well-being. This formula provides nutritional support which can function within an integrated (mind/body) approach to supporting cases of infertility.
Known contraindications: None known.
Interactions: Zinc supplements, particularly on an empty stomach can cause a feeling of slight nausea.
Useful links – it is recommended to eliminate saturated and hydrogenated fatty acids and increase the intake of high quality polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly omega 3 fatty acids, as these oils function in all aspects of reproductive health.
Rhodiola rosea with its long tradition as a love tonic and aphrodisiac would seem a beneficial supportive agent within a nutritional/botanical protocol.
The herb vitex agnus castus has been used in the treatment of many female conditions, including menstrual disorders (amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), corpus luteum insufficiency, hyperprolactinaemia, infertility, acne, menopause and disrupted lactation.
Note: Coeliac women may suffer from gynaecological and obstetric complications. It is possible that these complications are the first symptom of coeliac disease. Silent coeliac disease should be considered in the case of women with unexplained infertility.