FH PRO for Women is a premium clinical-grade fertility supplement designed to promote egg quality, improve ovarian function, and enhance overall fertility.
FH PRO for Women is a premium clinical-grade fertility supplement designed to promote egg quality, improve ovarian function, and enhance overall fertility in trying-to-conceive women.
Based on the latest scientific research, FH PRO supplies you with a complete spectrum of proven antioxidants, including CoQ10, Vitamin E, and alpha lipoic acid, to protect your eggs against the damaging effects of oxidative stress as the result of age and environmental toxins. FH PRO for Women also contains both myo-inositol and d-chiro inositol, ingredients that have been shown to promote hormonal balance and insulin sensitivity, and to support ovarian function. In addition, FH PRO provides comprehensive preconception vitamin and mineral support, including an optimal dose Quatrefolic™ – the most bioavailable form of folate.
FH Pro is intended to complement Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including IVF, IUI, and other fertility treatments. However, it can be taken by all trying-to-conceive women, including those with PCOS and those of advanced maternal age. Let your fertility specialist know that you want to improve your conception odds with FH PRO for Women!
As women age, the quantity of oocytes (immature eggs waiting to be released), as well as the quality of the eggs decreases. While ART can often increase the number of eggs available to fertilize through ovulation stimulation medications, few interventions exist to favorably impact the quality of the eggs. As a result, poor egg quality often hinders a couples’ ability to conceive.
Each woman is born with all of her egg cells, which are stored in her ovaries. While an egg waits around until its turn to be released, it is susceptible to damage caused by oxidative stress. Research shows that antioxidant nutrients can help preserve the quality of these eggs by preventing oxidative stress. FH PRO includes more than 10 nutrients that have antioxidant activity or participate in antioxidant mechanisms, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, Vitamin E, QuatrefolicTM (folate), melatonin, alpha lipoic acid, grape seed extract, resveratrol, zinc, selenium, n-acetyl-cysteine and CoQ10. FH PRO for Women also includes the combination of melatonin, myo-inositol, and folate (as Quatrefolic), a trio of ingredients that has been shown to improve egg quality in IVF patients.
Women with PCOS often experience insulin resistance and elevated insulin levels, which, in turn, can cause elevated levels of androgens (male hormones, like testosterone). When androgen levels are abnormally high, ovarian function is negatively impacted. FH PRO contains myo-inositol and d-chiro inositol in a 40:1 ratio – these two ingredients are known for their ability to improve insulin sensitivity, which helps to normalize insulin and testosterone levels, and improve ovarian function. FH PRO also Includes chromium polynicotinate, a trace mineral that enhances the action of insulin. Research suggests that giving chromium for as little as two months improves insulin sensitivity by more than 30% in obese women with PCOS.
Research indicates that a woman’s diet impacts her overall fertility, as well as the health of her offspring. Over the past several decades, nutritional quality of the typical American diet has declined. Current diets contain more total calories, meat, cheese, added fats, refined grains, and added sugars, which reflects a poorer diet quality. Only about 30% of American women rate their diet quality as very good or excellent (source: How Americans Rate their Diet Quality: An Increasingly Realistic Perspective by Christian Gregory, Travis Smith and Minh Wendt). Taking a good vitamin and mineral supplement can help improve your nutritional status, which is good for your general health, your fertility, pregnancy wellness, and the health of your offspring.
FH PRO was formulated to include all of the B vitamins – not just B12 and folate like some competing products. The B vitamins are often referred to as a “complex” – these vitamins work together to support energy production and cell division, and should be supplemented together.
FH PRO also includes appropriate amounts of trace minerals, which are essential to the body as cofactors: iodine deficiency is becoming more common, and is needed for production of thyroid hormones; copper participates as an electron donor in biological reactions; manganese is essential for enzymes that protect the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cell) from free radicals; chromium helps regulate sugar metabolism by working insulin; and molybdenum is essential for virtually all life forms and helps convert sulfur into a useable form in the body.
The impact of Vitamin D for fertility is an active area of research. Several observational studies have reported a better in-vitro fertilization outcome in women with sufficient vitamin D levels (>30 ng/ml), which was mainly attributed to vitamin D effects on the endometrium. Research suggests that a minimum daily dose of 2000 IU is necessary to return vitamin D levels to a sufficient state after deficiency. FH PRO provides a daily dose of 2800 IU per day.
FH PRO also provides choline bitartrate. Choline is an essential nutrient that body makes in only small amounts. Choline is converted to betaine in the body, which assists in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, which prevents elevated homocysteine levels. High homocysteine levels are associated with cardiovascular disease and miscarriage, and in one study they were associated with poorer egg and embryo quality in women with PCOS undergoing IVF.
Fairhaven Health has been a leading provider of dietary supplements to enhance fertility naturally since the early 2000s, and has an established reputation for providing quality and effective products. When formulating FH PRO, we spared no expense in ensuring we included the best forms of ingredients. For example, we provide Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate and mixed tocopherols – the most natural form of supplement Vitamin E. Similarly, we have included active forms of B Vitamins: Vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin; Vitamin B5 as d-calcium pantothenate; riboflavin as riboflavin 5 phosphate; and thiamin as thiamin HCl and benfotiamine (a lipid-soluble, source of thiamin).
FH PRO also includes folate as QuatrefolicTM, a patented form of vitamin B9. Due to the important role that folic acid plays in reproductive health and pregnancy wellness, further explanation about this crucial vitamin is warranted. The words folate and folic acid are often used interchangeably to describe the vitamin known as vitamin B9. Folate is the form of this vitamin that naturally occurs in foods – dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of naturally occurring folate. Folic acid is the synthetic form of Vitamin B9 that is found in fortified foods and most dietary supplements. Although the research in this area is still emerging, many experts believe that folic acid is not sufficiently metabolized by some people. To help ensure optimal utilization of the folate in this product, FH PRO features QuatrefolicTM, a form of folate that is more bioavailable than synthetic folic acid.
Unlike competing products, FH PRO has no ingredients hidden in proprietary blends. We offer full transparency, so both you and your doctor know exactly what you are taking. FH PRO is gluten and dairy free, and is free of artificial colors or preservatives.