The TTC Boost Bundle for Her includes FertilAid for Women, OvaBoost, and FertileCM to encourage hormonal balance, cycle regularity, and to promote fertile-quality cervical mucus.
ObGyns recommend that you begin taking a prenatal vitamin as soon as you begin trying to conceive to ensure proper nutrition and the health of your baby. Studies indicate that preconception multivitamin supplementation in and of itself may enhance fertility and increase your chances of conception. While other fertility pills provide some elements of a prenatal, they omit other critical ones. This puts the job of reading labels on you to ensure you aren’t “doubling up” on some and neglecting other critical vitamins and minerals. FertilAid for Women is the foundation of the TTC Boost Bundle. FertilAid for Women is a complete prenatal vitamin with:
The TTC Boost Bundle then layers OvaBoost and FertileCM for an integrated approach to female fertility. OvaBoost contains a special blend of ingredients – particularly myo-inositol, folate, and melatonin – which has been shown to improve egg quality and ovarian function. FertileCMprovides a very important aspect to improving your chances of conceiving. FertileCM is designed to help promote the production of fertile-quality cervical mucus – which plays an important role in conception. Fertile-quality cervical mucus is what protects sperm as it moves through the reproductive track to meet the egg. FertileCM has also been shown to help strengthen your uterine lining and support female arousal and sexual sensitivity.
Too much insulin in the bloodstream can confuse the hormones that control your ovulation and consequently affect your ability to ovulate normally. It’s not possible to get pregnant unless your body ovulates and sends an egg down the tube. Ovulating on a regular schedule is also important so that you and your partner know when to baby dance. These key OvaBoost ingredients help with hormone balance and ovulation:
It’s a fact – women who know when they ovulate are much more likely to get pregnant. Knowing when you are ovulating is relatively straightforward when you have regular, predictable 28 day cycles. But, when you have long or irregular menstrual cycles, predicting ovulation is easier said than done, and is sometimes nearly impossible. FertilAid for Women includes the herbs Vitex and Red Clover Blossom that help to restore hormonal balance and cycle regularity. With more frequent, predictable cycles you will ovulate more often and you will be able to pinpoint ovulation more accurately so that you can be sure to have sex when you are fertile.
Wondering what insulin has to do with fertility? Insulin can be thought of as the super traffic cop hormone. The health and function of the body depends on whether it and many other hormones stay organized, efficient, and balanced. Excess insulin has a cascading effect on other hormones. It can cause an increase in testosterone levels which can completely halt ovulation in a woman. Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH), Luteinizing Hormones (LH), Estrogen, and Progesterone all fall out of optimal levels when there is too much insulin. If a woman can ovulate in spite of all these hormonal imbalances, the quality of the egg released is frequently low which makes conception much more difficult.
Myo-Inositol, a key ingredient in OvaBoost, has been studied extensively and found to play an important role in improving ovulation and overall fertility in women who are having issues related to insulin. Myo-Inositol is a vitamin-like substance that is widely accepted as part of the B family and commonly referred to as Vitamin B8. It is made naturally in the body and one of its important functions is to ensure that signals from the brain concerning insulin levels reach their respective receptors and bind to them. Additionally, a lack of myo-inositol can impact the ability of the cells to be sensitive to insulin. Supplying extra myo-inositol to women with hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, or ovarian cysts helps correct the malfunctioning insulin pathways and reduce insulin resistance in the cells.
Melatonin, another key ingredient in OvaBoost, is a great complement to myo-inositol. While myo-inositol works to correct the root cause of insulin management issues, melatonin has been clinically shown to significantly decrease testosterone, increase follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), enhance progesterone production in the follicle during ovulation, and improve menstrual regularity.
When we talk about egg quality, we are referring to the percentage of total number of eggs that are considered normal. Given that a woman’s supply of eggs is finite and cannot be increased, the percentage of eggs that stay healthy and normal is critical. Each cycle, a woman’s available eggs enter the “egg lottery” to see which egg will be the chosen one that cycle. If an abnormal quality egg gets selected, the chances for a successful pregnancy that month go to near zero. Even if the egg manages to get fertilized, the chances of miscarriage are very high. Once an egg in the reserve becomes abnormal, it can never become normal again.
There are lots of things that happen to our fragile eggs as we age. Most are unavoidable – fevers, stress, toxins, free radicals, and infections to name a few. The impact of a woman’s age on her egg quality is, unfortunately, quite predictable. By the time a woman is in her mid to late 30s, she will have more abnormal eggs in her reserve than normal eggs. The OvaBoost formula is designed to improve egg quality using a two pronged approach. OvaBoost contains not only the proven trio of myo-inositol, folate, and melatonin but also an impressive spectrum of antioxidants to mitigate the effects of free radicals on eggs being stored in the ovarian reserve.
Fertile cervical mucus during ovulation is central to getting pregnant, helping to nourish and protect sperm and facilitate sperm transport. A woman’s cervical mucus changes throughout her cycle (volume and consistency in the first half of the cycle will differ from cervical mucus after ovulation takes place). In order for conception to occur, sperm must swim through the cervix and uterus and ultimately to the fallopian tube where fertilization occurs. The ingredients in FertileCM promote the production of healthy, fertile-quality cervical secretions by hydrating and thinning the cervical mucus and ensuring a proper pH balance for a vaginal environment conducive to conception.
Implantation (the attachment of the embryo to the uterine lining or endometrium) takes place about 7-10 days after ovulation and signals the first moment of pregnancy. Successful implantation requires a healthy endometrial lining. By increasing vascular blood flow to the uterus, FertileCM has been shown increase endometrial secretions and help strengthen the uterine lining for implantation of a fertilized egg.
Further studies suggest that FertileCM, by providing a key precursor – L-Arginine – for nitric oxide production, may increase vascular dilation, blood flow, and muscular relaxation around the vagina, thereby enhancing libido and improving sensation to sexual stimulation.Cervical Mucus
The combo of FertilAid for Women, OvaBoost, and FertileCM gives you not only complete prenatal vitamin and mineral coverage but also fertility enhancing ingredients to help you overcome common reasons for infertility.
This combo is especially helpful for women with irregular cycles as the product includes herbs, vitamins, and minerals that are specifically designed to work at a hormonal level to regulate the menstrual cycle. That said, thousands of women with regular cycles have used this combo successfully to promote fertility and conceive naturally. Women with regular cycles typically don’t experience any changes when taking this combo, and if they do, these adjustments are minor and temporary. If you have a regular cycle and are not concerned about hormonal imbalance, but are looking for a fertility supplement to support overall fertility and egg health, consider using our herb-free fertility solution, FH PRO for Women.
There is a known, direct correlation between age and egg quality so if you are over 30 years old, your egg quality has diminished. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, your egg quality is more likely to be sub-optimal. Another way to assess the quality of your eggs is to test your FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels. Higher than normal levels of FSH can suggest a fertility issue, such as diminished ovarian reserve or low egg quality. If you know or suspect poor egg quality, it is important to do what you can to boost it. Low egg quality means the sperm will have difficulty penetrating the egg for fertilization, implantation is less likely to be successful, and the chance of miscarriage increases due to genetic abnormalities.
Some women (such as those with ovarian cysts) have insulin resistance which means the cells in their body are not very sensitive to insulin. When cells are resistant to insulin, higher than normal levels of insulin will circulate in the bloodstream, causing higher than normal levels of testosterone, which in turn can interfere with ovulation and menstruation. By supplementing with myo-inositol, a key ingredient in OvaBoost, insulin sensitivity is improved, hormone balance is restored, and fertility is increased.
The ingredients in the combo will begin to work immediately to improve overall fertility and egg health for best outcome. While results may vary from one woman to the next, we expect to see improvements in egg quality, ovarian function, and cycle regularity within 3 months. We recommend taking the combo for a minimum of 3 months, or as long as you are actively trying to conceive. The combo should be discontinued once pregnancy has been confirmed and replaced with a prenatal vitamin such as PeaPod Prenatal.
|OvaBoost||Myo-Inositol||Myo-Folate||TTC Boost Bundle||FH PRO for Women|
|Contains B Vitamins for Fertility in Clinically Studied Doses||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Contains the Trio of Clinically Proven Myo-Inositol, Folate, Melatonin||✓||No||No||✓||✓|
|Supports Egg Quality||myo-inositol plus antioxidants||myo-inositol||myo-inositol plus folate||myo-inositol plus antioxidants||myo-inositol plus antioxidants|
|Supports Fertile Quality Cervical Fluid||–||–||–||✓||✓|
|Complete Pre-Natal Vitamin||No||No||No||✓||✓|
|Broad Spectrum Antioxidant Support||✓||No||No||✓||✓|
|Especially Designed For||Women with Insulin Resistance or Over Age 30||Women with Insulin Resistance||Women with Insulin Resistance or Over Age 30||Women with Irregular Cycles or Insulin Resistance||All TTC Including Those with Insulin Resistance or Pursuing IVF or ART|
|Pills or Powder?||4 Capsules||4 Capsules||1 Packet of Powder||10 Capsules||6 Capsules|