In general I'm in favour of multi vits and supplements but you do need to be careful that they won't have an adverse effect. The attached is an interesting article but does advise against pregnant women taking it: http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/roy_0229.shtml
This may of course just be the usual drug co paranoia, also not sure on the impact of ttc though.
To be safe I'd check with your clinic / doctor before taking them.
I didn't take Royal Jelly alone but I did eat a spoonful of something called Apimist every day. It contains Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen & Bee Propolis and comes in a honey form...each "ingredient" is supposed to help with fertility. I took this before our fresh ivf last year and out of 21 follicles we got 10 good eggs, 7 fertilised and 6 went on to be grade 1, 4 cell on day 2. Not sure if the Apimist contributed in any way but I've just bought myself another jar because we start 2nd fresh ivf in few weeks....
I have endo and been ttc for 4yrs. On 8th month of clomid with no success, a girl at work had endo and get pregnant after 4yrs- she swears by the royal jelly she took. So being I've tried most other things, thought i'd give it a go. Anyone got any ideas what dose to take?
How much you take would depend on the strength as there is no RDA so you'd just need to take however much is recommended on the particular brand/jar you buy.
When we had our last IVF I wanted to try to do everything to ensure good quality eggs...I didn't take Royal Jelly on its own but I had a teaspoon of something called Apimist every morning. Its like a honey but contains Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen & Bee Propolis, all of which are thought to be beneficial to fertility.
I had 21 follies and out of those we got 10 good healthy eggs, 7 fertilised and 6 became Grade 1, 4 cell embies on day 2...so not too bad !!!
We're starting fresh IVF again soon (downregging cd21 & I'm cd3 now)....so I've bought another jar of Apimist and started taking it again this morning...
Sorry if this has been asked before but I tried the search and got so many hits mentioning these supplements so I gave up reading them all.
On top of my Fertility Plus multivit I am taking wheatgrass, Royal Jelly and Co-Q10 tablets. Is it ok to take these when stimming? One would think it is not good to mix wheatgrass with drugs but I've also read that it is a good source of protein which we need bucketloads during the tx.
can't answer on all but I udnerstadn that you shouldn't take milk thistle with the drugs because basically milk thistle works to detox you so you might make the drugs less effective by flushing them out (hoep makes sense?) - but I'm no expert. Natasha on Complementary Board is fab on this stuff...