Irregular Ovulation and Insulin Resistance Don’t Have to Keep You from Your Dream of Baby
For a woman, too much insulin in the bloodstream can confuse the hormones that control ovulation and consequently affect the ability to ovulate normally. It’s not possible to get pregnant unless your body ovulates and sends an egg down the tube. Ovulating on a regular schedule is also important so that you and your partner know when to baby dance. Fairhaven Health Myo-Inositol Supplement provides 2 grams of myo-inositol.
- Myo-Inositol – a B-vitamin-like nutrient that is a needed by the body for insulin signaling. Myo-inositol also increases the insulin sensitivity of cells.
Optimal Egg and Sperm Quality Increases BOTH Your Chances of Conception and the Health of Your Baby
An egg that crosses into the abnormal range can never cross back. Because the number of eggs women have is defined at birth and never increases, it becomes especially important to keep the quality of eggs as high as possible. Sperm have to be energetic swimmers and properly shaped to penetrate an egg. Getting pregnant is only half the equation when it comes to egg and sperm quality. The egg’s 23 chromosomes combined with the sperm’s 23 chromosomes need to be free of fragmentation or defect to give the baby the best chance at a healthy life. Myo-inositol helps with both egg and sperm quality:
- For women, myo-inositol works to balance hormones that control ovulation as well as protect the egg from free radical damage in the body.
- For men, myo-inositol improves the mitochondria of sperm to improve motility as well as protects the sperm from free radical damage in the body.
Common Infertility Cause #1 – Irregular Cycles and Ovulation
It’s a fact – women who know when they ovulate are much more likely to get pregnant. For many women, knowing when, or even if, they are ovulating can be very challenging. Hormonal imbalance and insulin resistance are determining factors in whether a woman can ovulate consistently and on a predictable schedule. The common thread between hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, and ovarian cysts is insulin. So what does insulin have to do with fertility? Insulin can be thought of as the super traffic cop hormone. The health and function of the body depends on whether it and many other hormones stay organized, efficient, and balanced. Excess insulin has a cascading effect on other hormones. It can cause an increase in testosterone levels which can completely halt ovulation in a woman. Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH), Luteinizing Hormones (LH), Estrogen, and Progesterone all fall out of optimal levels when there is too much insulin. If a woman can ovulate in spite of all these hormonal imbalances, the quality of the egg released is frequently low which makes conception much more difficult.
Myo-Inositol has been studied extensively and found to play an important role in improving ovulation and overall fertility in women who are having issues related to insulin. Myo-Inositol is a vitamin-like substance that is widely accepted as part of the B family and commonly referred to as Vitamin B8. It is made naturally in the body and one of its important functions is to ensure that signals from the brain concerning insulin levels reach their respective receptors and bind to them. Additionally, a lack of myo-inositol can impact the ability of the cells to be sensitive to insulin. Supplying extra myo-inositol to women with hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, or ovarian cysts helps correct the malfunctioning insulin pathways and reduce the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance.
Common Infertility Cause #2 – Poor Sperm Parameters
We know it takes two to tango but a surprising (or not!) number of male fertility issues go undiagnosed. With the steady stream of bad news about falling sperm counts, it makes sense that the male partner contributes to about 50% of a couple’s infertility issues. Looking beyond the sperm count, getting pregnant won’t happen unless a sperm has the energy and swimming skills to make it to the egg. And, if a sperm isn’t properly shaped, it won’t be able to penetrate the egg once it swims all that way. Finally, if a sperm has damaged DNA or other integrity issues, the resulting fertilization often ends in miscarriage. Myo-inositol supplementation may help improve sperm motility and integrity and improve chances for a successful fertilization and pregnancy.
Common Infertility Cause #3 – Poor Egg Quality
When we talk about egg quality, we are referring to the percentage of total number of eggs that are considered normal. Given that a woman’s supply of eggs is finite and cannot be increased, the percentage of eggs that stay healthy and normal is critical. Each cycle, a woman’s available eggs enter the “egg lottery” to see which egg will be the chosen one that cycle. If an abnormal quality egg gets selected, the chances for a successful pregnancy that month go to near zero. Even if the egg manages to get fertilized, the chances of miscarriage are very high. Once an egg in the reserve becomes abnormal, it can never become normal again. There are lots of things that happen to our fragile eggs as we age. Most are unavoidable – fevers, stress, toxins, free radicals, and infections to name a few. The impact of a woman’s age on her egg quality is, unfortunately, quite predictable. By the time a woman is in her mid to late 30s, she will have more abnormal eggs in her reserve than normal eggs. Myo-inositol is well-studied antioxidant that mitigates the effects of free radicals on eggs being stored in the ovarian reserve.
I Have Insulin Resistance. Will Myo-Inositol from Fairhaven Health Help Me?
Some women (i.e. with ovarian cysts) have insulin resistance which means the cells in your body are not very sensitive to insulin. When your cells are resistant to insulin, you tend to have higher than normal levels of insulin circulating in your bloodstream, causing higher than normal levels of testosterone, which in turn can interfere with ovulation and menstruation. By supplementing with myo-inositol, insulin sensitivity is improved, hormone balance is restored, and fertility is increased.
How Can I Tell if My Egg Quality is Low?
There is a known, direct correlation between age and egg quality so if you are over 30 years old, your egg quality has diminished. If you have ovarian cysts, your egg quality is more likely to be sub-optimal. Another way to assess the quality of your eggs is to test your FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels. Higher than normal levels of FSH can suggest a fertility issue, such as diminished ovarian reserve or low egg quality. If you know or suspect poor egg quality, it is important to do what you can to boost it. Low egg quality means the sperm will have difficulty penetrating the egg for fertilization, implantation is less likely to be successful, and the chance of miscarriage increases due to genetic abnormalities.
How Can I Tell is My Sperm Motility and Morphology is Low?
A semen analysis (SA) will test a number of sperm parameters. Your sperm motility will be graded from A to D where:
A – sperm swim forward fast in a straight line
B – sperm swim forward, but in a curved or crooked line, or slowly
C – sperm move their tails, but do not move forward
D – sperm do not move at all
Grade C and D are of concern when testing for fertility.
Your sperm morphology will also be evaluated. Sperm should have a regular oval head, with a connecting mid-piece and a long straight tail. Abnormal sperm is distorted in shape (round heads, large heads, double heads, absent tails, etc). A normal sperm sample should have at least 15% with normal form.
Effective Doses. Doctor Recommended. Fairhaven Health Myo-Inositol Supplement delivers 2 grams of myo-inositol per dose. It is manufactured in the USA in a GMP-certified facility. The supplement is all natural and contains no wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, dairy, animal products, artificial colors, or artificial preservatives.
MYO-INOSITOL, A B-LIKE VITAMIN AND ANTIOXIDANT, MAY HELP BOTH MEN AND WOMEN IN SEVERAL SCENARIOS –
FOR WOMEN WHO ARE TTC, MYO-INOSITOL MAY:
- IMPROVE YOUR BODY’S USE OF INSULIN – Insulin, the Super Traffic Cop Hormone, Has a Cascading Effect on Many Fertility Hormones
- REDUCE TESTOSTERONE Which Completely Halts Ovulation
- KEEP KEY FERTILITY HORMONES IN THE OPTIMAL RANGE – Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH), Luteinizing Hormones (LH), Estrogen, and Progesterone Fall Out of Range When the Body Has Too Much Insulin
- COUNTERACT EFFECTS OF TOXINS AND STRESS ON DELICATE EGG CELLS by Neutralizing Free Radicals Before They Harm Eggs
FOR MEN WHO ARE TTC, MYO-INOSITOL MAY:
- SPEED UP SPERM IN MEN WITH LOW MOTILITY by Improving the Mitochondria of Sperm Which Gives Them More Energy
- PROTECT VULNERABLE SPERM CELLS by Neutralizing Free Radicals Before They Harm Sperm
FOR WOMEN AND MEN WHO ARE NOT TTC OR ARE PRE-TTC:
- BETTER INSULIN MANAGEMENT is a Key Health Factor. Insulin Resistance Is a Shared Symptom of Several Conditions.