A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have. As we get older, the aging process damages all the cells of the body, including a woman’s eggs. This is due to the impact of unstable molecules called free radicals. It is thought that high levels of free radicals speed up the process of cellular ageing. Over her lifetime, a woman’s eggs suffer progressive damage from free radicals. More and more couples are having babies later in life and may find it harder to conceive than they’d anticipated. Poor egg quality can be a factor in this.
To support the nutritional requirements of the body for egg health we would recommend including a wide ranging multivitamin, an anti-oxidant formula and build your stores of DHA and EPA Omega 3 as well as taking an Inositol supplement, an essential component of cell walls. We would therefore recommend the following:
We are often asked about the role digestive health can play when trying for a baby, so we wanted to highlight its importance when trying for a baby, whether naturally or going through IVF treatment.
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