I just noticed a recent post where you said andrographis decreases fertility. Is this permanent or only while on the herb?
It is only temporary while taking the herb. There are only two herbs I have ever seen that can induce permanent infertility in women. One can be bought, but is very hard to find. The other you will not find on the market. It can be quite poisonous as well so you would really have to know what you are doing. The Native Americans though use to use it for creating permanent infertility.
We plan to start trying to get pregnant in 6 months or so and want to be sure I'm not taking anything to hinder this. Currently I am taking your adrenal, thyroid, and liver tonics and just ordered your flora product. Can you confirm if any herbs in these will affect my future chances and which herbs I should avoid now?
The only formula would be the Live-R-Ight since it has andrographis. But again this only causes temporary infertility. So I recommend stopping it about a month before you try to conceive.
There will actually be a number of herbs that will need to be avoided once you are pregnant. Nothing in the other two formulas, but you will want to avoid things such as the berberine herbs, juniper berry and many spices as these are uterine stimulants. I would also avoid vitex (chaste tree berry) and wild yam.
Other than folic acid, what recommendations do you have for vitamins/herbs/supplements prior to trying? Thanks.
Maca helps increase fertility as does regular grocery store yams. Nettle leaf and alfalfa leaf are great for nutritional support and red raspberry leaf tea can be drunk throughout the pregnancy for nutrition, to prevent miscarriage and to ease the birthing process. To control morning sickness you can sip on small amounts of ginger tea.
Yes there are; but it depends on what things could be affecting your fertility. vitex/chasteberry is used by women with pcos, long infrequent or irregular periods, or short luteal phases, royal jelly can improve egg quality, evening primose oil increases cervical mucus, omega oils help reduce inflammation (an issue for women with endometriosis and pid), maca root helps to balance hormones. progesterone cream can also help with short luteal phases. b-complex helps your liver metabolize estrogen; which helps fight against estrogen dominance. all of these supplement and support. they do not cure disease and certainly can't help with any physical issues like low egg reserve, blocked fallopian tubes or uterine scarring/abnormalities.