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Fertility Blend?

Postby josiah1112 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 07:49 pm

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Wed Jun 09, 2004 07:49 pm


In Prevention Magazine there is an advertisement for
Fertility Blend. It is said to be "The All Natural
Approach to Optomize Reproductive Health". 33% of women
in the supplement group are said to have become pregnant
and 0% in the placebo group. What do you guys think?
Are they quacks or can there be truth to this?
T, you are a nurse. What do you think?

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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby laura » Wed Jun 09, 2004 08:02 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Wed Jun 09, 2004 08:02 pm

Gloria, I usually never put any faith in advertised "success" rates. If the company that's selling the product is also "studying" it, it's probably not too accurate.

What you might want to do is find out what the ingredients are in it, and look them up separately-- "Mother's Milk" tea is mostly just fenugreek, and that's easy enough to look up-- but they make the money by making it seem that it's something fancy with packaging, advertisements, etc.

When I was ttc- I did use herbal supplements-- I can't remember what, though! False Unicorn Root (is that right?) and the GNC vitamin tablets. something else, too. Folate, I think. I can't remember. It didn't work though- it wasn't until my husband took a business trip to Vegas. When he got back... woo hoo!!



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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby laura » Wed Jun 09, 2004 08:05 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Wed Jun 09, 2004 08:05 pm

http://early-pregnancy-tests.com/fertility-blend.html

here's a link to what's in it. Mostly based on antioxidants!! Apparently, antioxidants fix everything from a broken heart to the break of day [:P]

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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby norlisa k » Wed Jun 09, 2004 09:50 pm

by norlisa k (745 Posts), Wed Jun 09, 2004 09:50 pm

Gloria,

I'm not really sure.... When I was pregnant, all I did was follow my doctor's advice to a "T" and took prenatal vitamins. This isn't saying "yea" or "nay" to herbal supplements, I just don't have enough knowledge or experience with them to make a call on it. (Although in reference to what Laura is saying, the fenugreek did work to increase my milk supply for a while.)

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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby taras mom » Thu Jun 10, 2004 01:18 am

by taras mom (841 Posts), Thu Jun 10, 2004 01:18 am

Anyone who's thinking of using this, notice the warning: "Do not use if you are using Clomid." They don't say why, though.


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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby angelkat » Thu Jun 10, 2004 07:12 am

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Thu Jun 10, 2004 07:12 am

Gloria...

Herbs are a hard one to say yes or no too. I would suggest a prenatal vit one that is high in Folic Acid. I have been taking the vit floguard 2.2 for the last year and have had wonder results.

There is so many things on the market now a days that all claim that you can get preg with their help. If that was the case we would not have infertility issues in this world.

I would say this herb is on the same road as jelly roll, pre seed, and using the instead cup all a lot of work....

Gloria, not a great answer but don't put your hope and dreams on an herb!!!
Sending you HUGE HUGS....

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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby sandy » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:01 am

by sandy (1138 Posts), Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:01 am

I don't know anything about this but find this post interesting because I just started drinking decaffinated green tea as of last night. Plan to sip a cup nightly as I relax after getting DD down to sleep (finally). And I know that is rich in antioxidants.

I'll post back early July to let y'all know if it helped this time around!

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Re : Fertility Blend?

Postby arj » Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:10 am

by arj (1251 Posts), Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:10 am

I don't know... My motto is, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...." I agree with T-there would be no infertility problems if "magic herbal pills" worked. I say spend your money elsewhere.

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