“A couple is regarded as having a fertility problem when they have not conceived after 12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse or when they have a medical condition which can affect fertility” – FertilityNZ
Infertility can be truly devastating for anyone who is wanting to grow their family; with many ups and downs. It has been described as a lonely process, you may feel at a loss, stressed and even depressed.
But everyone’s journey is different and although you may feel as though you are the only one suffering; infertility in New Zealand is more common than you may think. Fertility NZ says that 1 in 4 people will be affected by infertility, that is a quarter of our population.
Lifestyle and nutrition is of vital importance for fertility. Preparing your body for conception should be a priority for women (and men) who are wanting to conceive, especially if you have suffered with infertility.
Fertility New Zealand says that “weight and nutrition should ideally be optimised three months prior to conception, which is how long it takes for eggs and sperm to develop”. If you are wanting to conceive it has been suggested that you will need to address your nutrition and supplement your body for at least three months, minimum.
Having good preconception health may improve your chances of conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy and healthy child.
So How Can Royal Jelly Help?
Royal Jelly is rich in nutrients & minerals, many of which are thought to be beneficial for your body preconception and may aid you in conceiving successfully. It has a fairly unique composition of fatty acids, proteins, essential amino acids, iron and calcium, as well as all B vitamins and vitamins D and E.
Tamara Roe, natural fertility specialist and part of the team of Reproductive Wellness practitioners lists royal jelly as a ‘must take’ superfood and explains that she thinks it will help fertility and aid in getting pregnant faster.
Your body’s cells utilize vitamins and minerals to communicate with each other effectively; which proves how essential it is to ensure you are correctly supplementing your body. Your hormones, cycle, ovulation and fertility can all be altered by what you are ingesting as well as lifestyle choices.
Jordan University of Science and Technology researched the effect of royal jelly for fertility on ewes. It was observed that first cycle pregnancy and lambing rates were greater in the group who were royal jelly treated. It was concluded that the results demonstrated an improvement of pregnancy and lambing rates.
Randine Lewis’ book ‘The Infertility Cure’ outlines a programme for women who are currently facing the struggle of infertility. It draws on effective techniques used for centuries with proven results. In reference to royal jelly, Dr Lewis states “This nutritive tonic might be considered the bee equivalent of fertility drugs”.
The journey of fertility can be a struggle and it can sometimes feel like a battle, a process that may seem never ending. Royal Jelly may assist women and men who are suffering as they try to conceive. Fertility New Zealand says it is very important to improve health and nutrition for at least three months preconception and taking royal jelly may be able supplement your body correctly for preconception and may aid you in becoming the mother or father that you have wanted to be.
Disclaimer: It’s important to note that if you are allergic to bees/bee venom or if you have oestrogen-sensitive reproductive cancers in your family history, please speak to your healthcare professional about Royal Jelly first. Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, please see your healthcare professional.
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