The importance of a prenatal supplement
Taking a prenatal supplement helps fill key nutrient gaps for a woman who is trying to conceive or who is pregnant or lactating - times when diet alone might not be enough.SHOP NOW
"I have had 6 babies. 9 pregnancies. Out of the 6 babies the last baby I had at age 43, nearly 44 was by far the best. This prenatal kept my iron up and my energy going when so much else in life needs to be done. I highly recommend. Im still taking it while nursing 18m old. I will be switching to another Thorne multi better suited for me after breast-feeding."
The prenatal difference
Although quantity is important, so is quality - including the form the nutrients come in
What Thorne does not put into its Basic Prenatal
Is almost as important as what we do put in it
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Having difficulty becoming pregnant?
The following are some factors that can interfere with a woman's fertility - and some tips to improve your chances of becoming pregnant.
Factors that can improve a woman's fertility
Not only does regular exercise benefit all of your body systems, it helps you reach a healthy weight and reduce stress. Having an established exercise routine can typically be continued throughout pregnancy, allowing you and your baby continued benefit. However, extremely strenuous exercise can drain your body of resources and diminish your fertility.
Healthy Body Weight
Maintaining a healthy body weight is essential. Women with a normal BMI have a greater chance of conceiving than women who are either underweight or overweight.
Making good sleep a priority could be one of the simplest things you can do to improve your fertility. Sleep deprivation is linked to increased risk for many chronic conditions. Lack of sleep also reduces your ability to cope with stress.
As with many capabilities of our physical bodies, the younger you are the more fertile you are likely to be.
If your diet lacks necessary nutrients, then your body will not have the resources it needs to maintain good health, let alone conceive and grow a child. The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to improve fertility.
Factors that can interfere with a woman's fertility
Stress adversely impacts every system in the body, including reproduction. Being in a stressful environment or often experiencing stress can be affect fertility. Learning to manage your stress and reducing its impact on your health could benefit your overall well-being and your fertility.
The modern world is loaded with numerous toxins, from air and water pollution to alcohol, nicotine, and illegal drugs. Good rest, nutrition, and hydration help your body cope with unavoidable toxins. Avoidable toxins such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs should be discontinued when you are trying to conceive.
A dozen or more hormones, not just estrogen, all participate in coordinating fertility. Sometimes a hormonal imbalance can't be corrected, but in many cases, it can. In addition to sex hormones, stress and thyroid hormones can affect fertility.
Diseases, Disorders, Genetics
Anything that weakens a body system or redirects the body's resources from reproductive tasks can potentially decrease fertility. A short-term infection or chronic illness can affect fertility.
Maintain a healthy microbiome
A population of healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract also helps support healthy vaginal bacteria. Having a healthy vaginal flora supports your chances of becoming pregnant.
High-fiber foods that help "feed" the beneficial bacteria in a woman's gut and vagina. Examples include:
Chicory • Jicama • Raw garlic Raw onion; scallions; leaks • Fiber nutritional supplements
Fermented foods that contain beneficial bacteria. Examples include:
Yogurt, Kefir (fermented milk) • Miso (fermented soy beans) Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) • Kombucha (fermented black or green tea) Kimchi (fermented radishes and cabbage) • A probiotic supplement*
Several studies have shown that acupuncture can decrease stress and increase the ability to conceive. An analysis of 24 different studies found acupuncture improved the ability to conceive in women undergoing in vitro fertilization.
Thorne maintains an extensive network of health professionals - many of whom are licensed acupuncturists.Find an acupuncturist
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What recent research has found out about 5-MTHF and fertility and pregnancy
A 2018 study of 30 couples who were trying to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term
All 30 couples had fertility/pregnancy issues for at least four years from varying causes
At least one member of the couple had the gene mutation that interferes with the conversion of folic acid to folate
Most of the women had tried high-dose folic acid without success, and two-thirds of the couples had tried assisted reproductive technology (ART) without success
The 30 couples were supplemented with 800 mcg/day 5MTHF before trying to conceive
13 couples became pregnant spontaneously, while another 13 couples succeeded with ARTShop Now
Servy EJ, et al. MTHFR isoform carriers. 5-MTHF (5-methyl tetrahydrofolate) vs folic acid: a key to pregnancy outcome: a case series. J Assist Reprod Genet 2018 Jun 7.
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"My favorite and has been incredible! I've taken this throughout my entire pregnancy and it's been wonderful! 10/10"
"Love your prenatals! I'm so greatful for a folate option."
"When I first found out I was pregnant, one of the first things the doctor tells you (and you read) is START TAKING YOUR PRENATAL! Which de-coded means START GOOGLING 'WELCOME TO THE RABBIT HOLE!' I originally started with a cheap generic prenatal, which turned my pee bright green and upset my stomach every time I took it. I was also incredibly lethargic and didn't realize just how low my iron levels were! It was then I was introduced to @thorneresearch, whose ingredients are the purest possible and who takes great pride in their clinical research and quality of products. Their iron level was the perfect amount to boost mine and it eliminated my tiredness and was completely fine on my sensitive tummy! Now that my baby is here I have continued to take Basic Prenatal along with their Basic Bone Nutrients to have the strongest body I can while breastfeeding!"