Infertility has many causes to address and obstacles to eliminate. Some conditions, which are often overlooked by the traditional medical approach to the treatment of fertility issues, are insulin resistance and inadequate blood glucose regulation, which could lead to weight gain, stress and adrenal exhaustion, hormonal imbalances, and toxic overload. Alone or in combination they might prevent successful conception and pregnancy, even without obvious physical or anatomical flaws of the reproductive system. The holistic approach is helping men and women to achieve optimal health with the ultimate goal of a healthy pregnancy.
2 tablespoons (30 mL) daily, for two weeks
For the first two days, take a loading dose of 4 tablespoons (60 mL)
Liver Cleanse™ is an herbal formulation, which provides a rich source of antioxidants that are beneficial for normal liver function and aid in the hepatic biotransformation of endogenous and exogenous toxic compounds. As one of the primary emunctories, the liver enables the body to recycle and detoxify toxins, excess endogenous hormones, and some from exogenous sources, like drugs, xenoestrogens, etc.
1 teaspoon (5 mL), twice per day for one month
Lib-FX is a combination of botanicals that have been traditionally used to support the emotional aspects of sexual health, as well as to address erectile dysfunction. The formulation offers anti-aging, adaptogenic, rejuvenating, and tonic properties. Lib-FX is offered as a liquid preparation (alcohol/water extract) for better assimilation.
Capsules: 2 capsules, three times per day for one month
Extract: 1 teaspoon (5 mL), four times per day for one month
Tribulus terrestris is traditionally used in Ayurvedic herbal medicine as an aphrodisiac for men. It also increases the production of luteinizing hormone, which leads to an increase in testosterone production. Tribulus terrestris has also been found to increase the level of free circulating testosterone by approximately 40%. In studies, Tribulus terrestris has been observed to increase sperm count and also sperm motility in males with low sperm count or non-viable sperm. In females, the luteinizing hormone causes maturation of the ova and also controls the production of androgenic hormones (e.g., testosterone). Studies have shown that women with low testosterone levels have a low libido. When testosterone levels in these women have increased artificially by ingesting testosterone, an increase in libido was observed. Tribulus terrestris possesses aphrodisiac and tonic properties. It is effective for men and women.
Horny Goat Weed
1 tablespoon (15 mL), once daily for one month
Horny goat weed is traditionally used to treat low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, pain, and other conditions. Research in China has demonstrated that the use of this herb can lower cortisol levels, producing stress-lowering benefits. Horny goat weed supplementation promotes vitality and physical performance. It is effective for men and women to enhance libido.
N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine & CoQ10
2 capsules, twice per day. Use for a minimum of 90 days to see beneficial effects.
N-acetyl-L-carnitine is able to cross the blood-brain barriers and helps to reduce fatigue, support cognitive function. CoQ10 is involved in making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides cells with energy to carry out functions in the body. N-acetyl-L-carnitine and CoQ10 play important roles in the improvement of sperm motility. Both powerful antioxidants provide enhanced cell protection against free radical damage and reduce ongoing oxidative damage.
1 scoop (15 g), twice per day for two months
SinewGen is a multi-nutrient formulation with nourishing and regenerating properties for tissues stressed by strains, injuries, and diseases. It also provides overall support for normal body functions. The ingredients in SinewGen provide glandular support, helping with fatigue and mental exhaustion. Multi-dimensional formula combines a broad spectrum of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin B complex and antioxidants, necessary to address oxidative stress. Effective assimilation of nutrients is ensured by proteolytic enzymes and lipotropic factors such as choline and inositol. New and Improved orange flavor helps with patient compliance.
Loading dose: 2 tablespoons (30 mL), for one week
Maintenance dose: 1 tablespoon (15 mL), once per day as required
Acomodil is a concentrated, herbal liquid extract formulation with adaptogenic, tonic, immunostimulant, nervine, and hepatic properties. It is designed to support healthy adrenal gland functions, which in return positively affect reproductive health and hormonal balance. The herbs in this formulation can protect from the negative effects associated with chronic stress, helps to maintain physical and mental well-being, relieves nervousness, supports healthy sleep, and improves energy levels. Ginseng is known to increase the sperm count.
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