The following is from many sources such as Fertility,
Cycles and Nutrition - Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Male infertility
message board, A Practical Approach to herbal Extracts and others. Some of the
products we carry on our website speak to these issues and therefore they are
mentioned as the reasons are explained.
This is a very long list and you will not be
taking all of these supplements. They are all here to give
YOU the options armed with information. Be sure to take time and
read the links highlighted.
important to note that men also need proper levels of LH, FSH and
testosterone, where for women Progesterone is the third important
Dong quai is a useful for a man as a woman. Dong quai is
for blood purification which may be necessary for healthy blood flow to
chestnut is known to shrink inflammation that causes blockage in his
"veins" which is called varicole. This is well matched with the
dong quai above.
Rye Pollen Extract
Rye pollen is important to the prostrate which actually
becomes estrogen dominant as well for men. It is very much the same as the
uterus for a women and without proper contracting or with lowered testosterone,
a man's fertility diminish.
Some women's husbands
are already seeing improvement. Studies have shown that it is more
effective than saw palmetto extract By the way saw palmetto is an
excellent herb for both men and women.
Here is an excerpt:
Bee Pollen and Saw Palmetto
Also Bee Pollen is a good choice although it is
not as good as the rye pollen.
As far as saw palmetto goes, it is an excellent
herb for male and females in TTC.
Saw Palmetto helps the prostates to release, not
so much to build more but to release testosterone. It also helps
to increase mammary gland function, in the women, which in turn causes
less irritation to the uterus and ovaries.
SP is wonderful for diabetes. Many don't know
the commonality of diabetes and PCOS. To take these herbs as well as
sarsparilla below has been shown to be highly beneficial to both PCOS
and male factor.
Sarsparilla produces a greater amount of anabolic
hormones. (which means without oxygen) so it is a testosterone builder in men
and progesterone in women. It is also best used by the nerve tissue which is a
big problem with those who are infertile. it helps to eliminate uric acid (which
is harsh on the kidneys and other organs) as well. This is built up from coffee
and stimulants like sodas as well as a highly acidic diet.
This information on SP and Sarsparilla was taken
from "the little herb encyclopedia" by Jack Ritchason, ND
Progesterone believe it or not also helps a man
by blocking the estrogen that binds testosterone. A man would use about
1/16 of a tsp on and off through the month. Just a tiny dab will do. Rub
into the hands. This is helpful when it has been determined that a
many has high levels of "bad" testosterone;
Selenium and Zinc
Selenium and Zinc (Selenium is found in high concentration in Wheat
Sprouts) Eat LOTS of sprouts. Deficiency causes immobile sperm with
fragile tails that break off. Selenium is found in Proancynol as
mentioned above. Selenium dramatically decreases each time a man
ejaculates so it must be replaced over and over again. It is
important to get a wholefood source as opposed to pharmacy style
vitamins and minerals.
Zinc - even a mild deficiency of zinc can cause
drastic changes in sperm count. NOTE: improper copper to zinc ratios is
one reason for PMS in women. Progesterone supplementation puts these
back in balance.
Siberian Ginseng or Rainforest Suma
Siberian Ginseng or Rainforest Suma (a cousin to
Siberian Ginseng) is very important for stress and to the adrenals to prevent
burnout. We carry a compound geared toward men (but used for both) of Ginseng
and Schizandra which aids in stamina, anti stress, virility and others.
Suma has become a noted herb these days for its ability to oxygenate the blood
and therefore nourish the cells as well.
Lack of B
vitamins (found in high amounts in Rye Pollen and Bee Pollen) can cause
a reduction of pituitary function in male and females. They stimulate
the production of LH and FSH, raise progesterone production, provide
proper RNA and DNA function in the cells (this means making sure each
cell has all the genetic info needed to reproduce properly), and they
also stimulates sperm production and testosterone secretion. Many
research studies have been done on vitamin B6, an important vitamin for
fertility but not enough has been seen to do with B12. B12 is
vital to the nerve function and lack of B12 is commonly confused
mistakenly with B6 deficiency.
Vitamin A is very very important to both but especially
to men. It benefits the lining cells of the testes' seminiferous tubules - and
these cells are the developing sperm. Very important: you can overdose on
Vitamin A supplements but NOT on Vitamin A carotene found from juicing or eating
carrots. We carry a supplement which is a pure carrot juice in dehydrated form
to add to water called Just Carrots. Although this is an excellent life
changing supplement it is our first recommendation to suggest juicing as a way
of life to everyone! You will never be sorry for a day you juice.
Juicing carrots has been very successful for many women and men coming through
our group when used to increase semen and cervical mucus.
For a man it is even more important (although important
to both) because his reproduction is all glandular function and keeping the
glands clean is vital.
1000mg per day raised levels of sperm count by 140% in the first week in
one study. Vitamin C should be taken with Bioflavonoids for proper
absorption. Consider a wholefood supplement or juicing but do not
use standard pharmacy vitamins as they will bother the stomach lining
and chewables will erode enamel off your teeth. This causes
Clean kidneys is essential also so that zinc is not lost
through urine. The kidneys are considered the source of fertility in TCM -
Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cranberry juice (pure) is good for men with
urination problems which can be an early sign of prostrate problems.
Here is a simple test to see if your kidneys may need a
boost - place your finger 1" above the belly button and feel the temperature.
Then place the same finger 2" below the belly button and see if the temperature
is colder, hotter or about the same. If it is not the same it is time to
help the kidneys.
Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of Essential Fatty
Acids that are necessary for men in even higher amounts than women. One reason
is for the integrity of each cell. It will lend the proper elasticity to the
cells and prevent capillary fragility just as the bioflavonoids do.
1 ounce tincture of siberian ginseng root (or
suma from the rainforest - the highest form)
1/2 ounce each - tinctures of fresh oats and raspberry leaves
Combine ingredients. Take 1 dropperful twice a day.
Taken from the Book: Herbs for Health and Healing
antioxidants beta-carotene, zinc and vitamins C
and E can increase sperm count and motility.
At least 1000 mg of C, 400 to 800 mg of E and 15 mg of beta-carotene and
30 to 60 mg of zinc daily.
Taken from the Book: New Choices in Natural
Astragalus Extract - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon 3 times a day or as directed by
manufacturer or herbalist or 2-4 ml
Cohosh Extract - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon 3 times a day or as directed by
manufacturer or herbalist or Tincture - 15 to 60 drops
Pasque Flower Tincture - 20 drops, three times
per day or as directed by manufacturer or herbalist.
What are you doing for yourself? Are you cleansing or properly feeding
your digestive tract, colon, liver and lymphatic system? This is the key
to avoiding ALL disease; keeping clean and eating what brings life.
Remember, life begets life.