Infertility can be a difficult problem to have, and it can take a while to pinpoint what’s causing the issue. Modern fertility interventions can be expensive, and are often a last resort due to a hefty price tag. Herbs and supplements may be able to help boost your fertility, so you may be tempted to try them. Keep reading to learn more.
Certain herbs and supplements you may want to try include:
Flax or Fish Oils
Both flax oil and fish oils are high in Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which are key for good reproductive health in both women and men. Omega 3 fatty acids may help improve egg quality and lower inflammation throughout the body, which can improve overall odds of conception and a healthier pregnancy.
Omega 3 fatty acids may help improve the quality of cervical mucus, as well. Additionally, it may promote an ideal balance of reproductive hormones. For men, Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for healthy sperm.
Vitex / Chasteberry Extract
Vitex (or Chasteberry extract) might be able to help improve your fertility by raising progesterone levels and lengthening cycles that are shortened due to luteal phase deficiency, which is a common cause of infertility in women.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is a natural source of Omega 6 fatty acids, which means it could help improve fertility in many of the same ways that flax and fish oils do. But because of EPO’s effects on the uterus, you need to be careful to take this supplement only at the right time: before ovulation and not during it. If you keep track of your cycle, this may be an easier task for you to do.
Talk to your physician about herbs or dietary supplements you take or plan to take. Simple lifestyle changes that also guard against infertility, like exercising moderately and regularly, decreasing consumption of sugar, alcohol, and caffeine can also impact your fertility. Eating a well-balanced diet with healthy fats, colorful fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, and getting a good night’s sleep can help you stay more healthy overall. If you want to learn more, please give us a call at (214) 544-6600.