What is FertilityBlend for Women?
FertilityBlend for Women is a scientifically validated herbal/nutritional
blend to improve fertility by optimizing hormonal and menstrual cycle balance,
without the increased multiple births associated with drug therapy.
This premium combination of amino acids, herbs, vitamins and minerals improves
overall reproductive health. Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry herb) enhances
hormone balance and ovulation frequency. The antioxidants green tea, vitamin
E, and selenium help reverse oxidative damage that occurs with aging to improve
overall reproductive health. Folic acid assists in the reduction of specific
birth defects (neural tube defects) in children, while vitamins B6 and B12,
iron, zinc and magnesium help promote fertility health. L-arginine is an amino
acid that stimulates the reproductive organs by improving circulation to these
How is FertilityBlend for Women different from FertilityBlend for Men?
Both FertilityBlend for Women and FertilityBlend for Men provide a natural,
nutritional approach to improve fertility and reproductive health. Highly respected
medical doctors and a nutritional science Ph.D., formulated these blends to
address the fertility issues specific to women and to men. FertilityBlend for
Women contains chasteberry, L-arginine and other nutrients unique to the women's
formula that help hormone balance and uterine health. FertilityBlend for Men
addresses issues specific to male fertility, particularly sperm count, motility
and linearity, with L-carnitine and other nutrients unique to the men's formula.
Both formulas contain a wide variety of antioxidants for improving overall reproductive
Is FertilityBlend for Women a drug?
FertilityBlend for Women is not a drug. It is a daily nutritional supplement.
While it is not intended for the treatment of any disease, it may be used as
a "soft" approach to optimize fertility in a natural manner, as an
option prior to, or instead of, "hard" options such as in vitro fertilization
or fertility drugs. FertilityBlend does not have the degree of side effects
associated with drug therapy, but it should not be combined with IVF or drug
therapy due to the risk of enhancing or interfering with those effects
Why are nutritional supplements preferable to drugs?
Nutritional supplements take a more gradual, gentle, natural approach compared
to drugs. The focus with supplements is the optimization of health and wellness,
rather than the treatment of disease. Drugs are used for the treatment of specific
conditions, often by altering biological pathways, sometimes in a very powerful
or unnatural manner, and often with undesirable side effects. FertilityBlend
for Women works with the body to improve the underlying hormone balance and
reduce free radical damage, rather than forcing the body with a quick acting
Why is FertilityBlend for Women better than supplementation with the individual
ingredients sold separately?
FertilityBlend for Women is formulated to allow the ingredients to work in
concert, at optimum levels of each individual ingredient. The combination of
these ingredients results in a synergistic effect that exceeds the benefits
possible with any single one of these ingredients. The amounts of each ingredient
are at the lowest possible effective dose, and are combined for convenience
of use. The Daily Wellness Company also ensures the use of only the highest
possible quality of standardized ingredients.
FertilityBlend for Women is the only major U.S. brand of product in this category.
Traditional formulations are not subject to the same scientific scrutiny as
FertilityBlend, nor have they undergone the double-blind, placebo-controlled
studies that FertilityBlend for Women has undertaken. The Daily Wellness Company,
the maker of this product, is committed to supporting scientific research. The
company has taken a methodical and clinical approach toward the development
of FertilityBlend in order to establish the highest level of credibility and
consumer trust. Click here to see consumer warning.
In general, how does FertilityBlend for Women work?
FertilityBlend for Women was developed on the basis of published scientific
literature on individual nutritional components that benefit fertility health.
The herb, Vitex (chasteberry) has been reported to enhance hormone balance,
resulting in increased progesterone release and ovulation frequency (see references).
The antioxidants, green tea, vitamin E, and selenium, improve overall reproductive
health by reducing free radical damage. Folic acid assists in the reduction
of specific birth defects (neural tube defects) in children, while vitamins
B6 and B12, iron, zinc and magnesium help promote fertility health. L-arginine,
an amino acid, stimulates the reproductive organs by improving circulation to
these areas. (See the section on "How it Works" ).
How much do I take and how long before it starts to work?
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules per day. Use for at least 3 menstrual
cycles before expecting a significant alteration in hormone balance and fertility.
If conception is not achieved within this time, you may want to have your partner
take FertilityBlend for Men. At least 50% of fertility issues are due to low
sperm quality and motility. You may also want to check with doctor to determine
whether there are any physical causes for low fertility that can be corrected
by standard medical procedures. Usually doctors recommend at least a year of
trying to conceive before undergoing extensive fertility tests.
Has FertilityBlend been clinically tested in women?
Nutritional studies are currently ongoing for women. Results will be submitted
for presentation and publication in major medical forums and journals. As results
become available, they will also be posted on this web site. See section on
"Clinical Results" for the latest update.
What causes fertility issues in women?
As many as 15% of couples in the U.S. have difficulty conceiving a child. In
about one third of these cases, it is the man that has low fertility; in another
third, the female has fertility issues.. The remaining third is due to both
male and female fertility issues or unknown causes. In many of these cases,
the causes of low fertility are treatable. Infertility is defined as the failure
to become pregnant after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse. The first
step in dealing with fertility issues should always be a thorough health exam
of both partners to determine any obvious physical problems. If these are ruled
out, sometimes doctors or patients don't know where to look next. If infertility
is due to hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies or age, natural remedies
should be considered.
Hormonal imbalance can be determined by blood tests of reproductive hormone
levels. Measuring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH),
estrogen and progesterone at day 12 and 21 can indicate whether the hormonal
state is compatible with pregnancy. LH or progesterone insufficiency also can
be diagnosed with a urine test, or an abnormal monthly temperature chart. If
progesterone is low, there is less of an expected increase in temperature during
the second half of the cycle after ovulation. Without sufficient progesterone,
the endometrium can not be prepared for implantation, and the fertile ova can
not be converted into the corpus luteum.
Why is nutrition important in female fertility?
Lifestyle changes are often helpful in increasing chances for conception. Smoking,
caffeine and alcohol consumption, and excessive or insufficient body weight,
and stress have all been related to reduced fertility in women. Reproductive
organs are highly susceptible to free radical or oxidative damage from environmental
toxicants and natural aging. A balanced, nutritional diet, and nutritional supplements
with a high antioxidant content (e.g. vitamin E and selenium) can help reverse
some of this damage. Green tea has been shown to be a potent antioxidant, and
tea drinking has been associated with increased chances of conception, as opposed
to other caffeinated beverages that have a negative effect on fertility.
Vitex agnus-castus is the major herb used for improving hormone balance.. Vitex
increases LH production and mildly inhibits the release of FSH. The result is
a shift in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, favoring corpus luteum production.
Several clinical studies in Europe used Vitex successfully to restore progesterone
balance, and induce fertility (39 of 45 women increased progesterone levels
and 7 became pregnant within 3 months; see references).
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) has been shown to improve conception rates, as well
as treat PMS symptoms, but whether due to a primary insufficiency is unclear.
Folic acid, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium deficiencies have
been known to cause fertility issues that are easily reversible with supplementation.
L-arginine, an amino acid, helps improve circulation to the reproductive organs
to enhance their receptivity to egg implantation.
When do I take it (FertilityBlend for Women)?
Take 3 capsules daily, any time of day, but preferably split into 2 or 3 doses
to spread out absorption. If taking vitamins or minerals on an empty stomach
bothers you, take after meals. Some herbal practitoners recommend taking Vitex
only during the latter half of the menstrual cycle; however, the studies we
cite, regarding use of Vitex to reduce PMS and improve fertility, have all recommended
taking Vitex on a continuous basis, throughout the menstrual cycle. You can
start taking FertilityBlend any time during your cycle. It usually takes 2-3
months to show significant changes in hormone balance, but keep taking for up
to a year, or until pregnancy is confirmed.
What if I miss a day or two (FertilityBlend for Women)?
Missing a day or two will not seriously affect results. Just start taking it
again as soon as you remember. If desired, you can take up to 4 capsules a day
after missing a dose. Remember that results will not be optimal if you take
this product sporadically.
Should I take more than the recommended dose (FertilityBlend for Women)?
Taking any more than the recommended dose of 3 capsules per day will not produce
any additional benefits and is not recommended. Taking larger amounts than recommended
can result in an upset stomach and potentially other medical problems. Please
consult with your doctor immediately if you experience adverse symptoms after
taking too much of any product.
Is there anyone who should avoid taking FertilityBlend for Women?
If pregnant or breast feeding you should only take supplements recommended
by your physician. As a general rule, anyone with pre-existing medical conditions
or on prescription medications should consult with their doctor or pharmacist
before starting a new diet or supplement. Do not take with Clomid or other fertility
drugs. Can be taken in conjunction with prenatal vitamins. Discontinue once
pregnancy is verified. Although Vitex has been safely taken during early pregnancy
to help prevent miscarriage in cases of progesterone deficiency, it is always
safest to avoid any drugs or supplements during pregnancy unless prescribed
by your physician.
Do the ingredients in FertilityBlend for Women interact with any other foods
The ingredients in FertilityBlend for Women have a long history of use in humans
and are not known to interact in any adverse way with other foods or drugs (except
possibly fertility drugs) at the recommended dose. It is not recommended to
take this product with Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or other fertility drugs
or treatments (e.g. IVF) because it may enhance or interfere with these effects.
Is FertilityBlend regulated by the FDA and other government agencies?
The Daily Wellness Company complies with all quality control requirements recommended
by the FDA. Advertising and efficacy claims regulated by the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) and the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) are also adhered
Can I take FertilityBlend for Women when I am pregnant or breast feeding?
We do not recommend taking FertilityBlend, or any supplement other than prenatal
vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding, unless prescribed by your doctor.
Although Vitex agnus-castus is not generally recommended during pregnancy, it
has been used to prevent miscarriage in the first trimester of pregnancy with
cases of progesterone insufficiency. None of the other ingredients carry any
specific warnings against use by healthy pregnant or breast feeding women, but
it is advisable to switch to prenatal vitamins during this period.
To Our Valued Customers:
It has recently come to our attention that there are companies on the market
making false or unsubstantiated claims on fertility enhancing products that
Trying to conceive is a serious matter. Using products or treatments that are
unsubstantiated could mean wasting valuable time when better options are available.
Worst, some products may be unsafe. In evaluating products, be alert for the
1. Success rates that seem too good to be true: Be especially wary when the
rates are significantly higher than what even the most promising medical treatments
2. Full money-back guarantees: Ask any fertility expert and they will tell
you it is impossible to fully guarantee any product or procedure will result
in a successful pregnancy. Company's that offer a full money-back guarantee
for any product claiming to enhance fertility are not credible. They tend to
overcharge for their product in the first place to cover the cost of the inevitable
requests for refunds.
3. Claims that are not based on credible clinical studies: Many companies make
claims like "clinically proven" or "clinically tested",
but this is often deceptive. Look for the following to determine if a cited
clinical study is credible:
A. Double-blinded, placebo-controlled: Half the patients are given active
product during the study and half an inactive sugar pill (placebo-controlled).
Both patient and investigator do not know what the patient is taking until after
the study is done (double-blinded). These elements in a study are designed to
eliminate any psychological biases from influencing the outcome.
B. Statistically-significant results: The study should include more than a
handful of patients, enough so that any positive results are not just a statistical
C. Credible institution: The study should have been conducted at a recognized,
D. Direct study: The study should be conducted on the exact formula
the company is selling, not just a study done on one or two of the
ingredients found in the company's product