FH PRO supports egg quality by protecting eggs from the damaging effects of oxidative stress
As women age, the quantity of oocytes (immature eggs waiting to be released), as well as the quality of the eggs decreases. While ART can often increase
the number of eggs available to fertilize through ovulation stimulation medications, few interventions exist to favorably impact the quality of the eggs.
As a result, poor egg quality often hinders a couples' ability to conceive.
Each woman is born with all of her egg cells, which are stored in her ovaries. While an egg waits around until its turn to be released, it is susceptible
to damage caused by oxidative stress. Research shows that antioxidant nutrients can help preserve the quality of these eggs by preventing oxidative stress.
FH PRO includes more than 10 nutrients that have antioxidant activity or participate in antioxidant mechanisms, including beta-carotene, vitamin C, Vitamin
E, QuatrefolicTM (folate), melatonin, alpha lipoic acid, grape seed extract, resveratrol, zinc, selenium, n-acetyl-cysteine and CoQ10. FH PRO for Women
also includes the combination of melatonin, myo-inositol, and folate (as Quatrefolic), a trio of ingredients that has been shown to improve egg quality in
FH PRO supports ovarian function and hormone balance by supporting healthy glucose and insulin metabolism, and is helpful for women with PCOS
Women with PCOS often experience insulin resistance and elevated insulin levels, which, in turn, can cause elevated levels of androgens (male hormones, like
testosterone). When androgen levels are abnormally high, ovarian function is negatively impacted. FH PRO contains myo-inositol and d-chiro inositol in a
40:1 ratio - these two ingredients are known for their ability to improve insulin sensitivity, which helps to normalize insulin and testosterone levels,
and improve ovarian function. FH PRO also Includes chromium polynicotinate, a trace mineral that enhances the action of insulin. Research suggests that
giving chromium for as little as two months improves insulin sensitivity by more than 30% in obese women with PCOS.
provides comprehensive preconception vitamin and mineral support
Research indicates that a woman's diet impacts her overall fertility, as well as the health of her offspring. Over the past several decades, nutritional
quality of the typical American diet has declined. Current diets contain more total calories, meat, cheese, added fats, refined grains, and added sugars,
which reflects a poorer diet quality. Only about 30% of American women rate their diet quality as very good or excellent (source: How Americans Rate their
Diet Quality: An Increasingly Realistic Perspective by Christian Gregory, Travis Smith and Minh Wendt). Taking a good vitamin and mineral supplement can
help improve your nutritional status, which is good for your general health, your fertility, pregnancy wellness, and the health of your offspring.
FH PRO was formulated to include all of the B vitamins - not just B12 and folate like some competing products. The B vitamins are often referred to as a
"complex" - these vitamins work together to support energy production and cell division, and should be supplemented together.
FH PRO also includes appropriate amounts of trace minerals, which are essential to the body as cofactors: iodine deficiency is becoming more common, and is
needed for production of thyroid hormones; copper participates as an electron donor in biological reactions; manganese is essential for enzymes that
protect the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cell) from free radicals; chromium helps regulate sugar metabolism by working insulin; and
molybdenum is essential for virtually all life forms and helps convert sulfur into a useable form in the body.
The impact of Vitamin D for fertility is an active area of research. Several observational studies have reported a better in-vitro fertilization outcome in
women with sufficient vitamin D levels (>30 ng/ml), which was mainly attributed to vitamin D effects on the endometrium. Research suggests that a
minimum daily dose of 2000 IU is necessary to return vitamin D levels to a sufficient state after deficiency. FH PRO provides a daily dose of 2800 IU per
FH PRO also provides choline bitartrate. Choline is an essential nutrient that body makes in only small amounts. Choline is converted to betaine in the
body, which assists in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, which prevents elevated homocysteine levels. High homocysteine levels are associated
with cardiovascular disease and miscarriage, and in one study they were associated with poorer egg and embryo quality in women with PCOS undergoing IVF.
Quality, transparency and safety guaranteed
Fairhaven Health has been a leading provider of dietary supplements to enhance fertility naturally since the early 2000s, and has an established reputation
for providing quality and effective products. When formulating FH PRO, we spared no expense in ensuring we included the best forms of ingredients. For
example, we provide Vitamin E as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate and mixed tocopherols - the most natural form of supplement Vitamin E. Similarly, we have
included active forms of B Vitamins: Vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin; Vitamin B5 as d-calcium pantothenate; riboflavin as riboflavin 5 phosphate; and
thiamin as thiamin HCl and benfotiamine (a lipid-soluble, source of thiamin).
FH PRO also includes folate as QuatrefolicTM, a patented form of vitamin B9. Due to the important role that folic acid plays in reproductive health and
pregnancy wellness, further explanation about this crucial vitamin is warranted. The words folate and folic acid are often used interchangeably to describe
the vitamin known as vitamin B9. Folate is the form of this vitamin that naturally occurs in foods - dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of
naturally occurring folate. Folic acid is the synthetic form of Vitamin B9 that is found in fortified foods and most dietary supplements. Although the
research in this area is still emerging, many experts believe that folic acid is not sufficiently metabolized by some people. To help ensure optimal
utilization of the folate in this product, FH PRO features QuatrefolicTM, a form of folate that is more bioavailable than synthetic folic acid.
Unlike competing products, FH PRO has no ingredients hidden in proprietary blends. We offer full transparency, so both you and your doctor know exactly
what you are taking. FH PRO is gluten and dairy free, and is free of artificial colors or preservatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a prescription from my doctor for FH PRO?
FH PRO is a clinical grade dietary supplement, designed to be recommended by fertility specialists as part of a specific fertility protocol. While you do
not need a doctor's prescription for this product, please contact your healthcare professional for exclusive coupon codes.
When should I begin taking FH PRO?
For best results, begin taking FH PRO 3-6 months before trying to conceive naturally or via assisted reproductive technologies (ART). FH PRO is designed to
be taken the entire time you are actively trying-to-conceive.
Should I take FH PRO for Women or FertilAid for Women?
FertilAid for Women and FH PRO for Women are both comprehensive, effective, and all-natural dietary supplements for promoting fertility and reproductive
health. Here are the key differences between the two products to help you decide which one is right for you:
Unlike FertilAid for Women, FH PRO does not contain herbs. While the herbs in FertilAid for Women help to promote hormonal balance, some fertility
specialists prefer that their patients who are undergoing IVF or other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) do not take herbs. Ask your healthcare
professional if he/she recommends that you take herbs or not.
FH PRO contains a broader array of antioxidant ingredients, at higher daily doses, than FertilAid for Women. For example, FH PRO contains 300 mg of
CoQ10, 100 mg of alpha lipoic acid, 50 mg of grape seed extract, 50 mg of trans-resveratrol, and 50 mg of n-acetyl-cysteine.
FH PRO for Women contains myo-inositol and d-chiro inositol in the well-studied ratio of 40:1 to help improve insulin sensitivity. FH PRO for Women also contains n-acetyl-l-cysteine, which improves insulin sensitivity and lowers testosterone levels in women with PCOS. If you have PCOS, FH PRO for Women is a good choice for you.
Are there any known side effects or contraindications?
FH PRO has no known side effects. However, as with any dietary supplement, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, we recommend that you discuss taking FH PRO with your doctor. Please consult with your physician before taking FH PRO if you have been prescribed a medication for depression or anxiety, or if you are taking the herb St. John's Wort, as large amounts of myo-inositol may have additive effects when taken along with drugs and herbs classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI).
Please also note that melatonin is frequently recommended as a natural remedy for helping to restore normal sleep cycles in people with insomnia. FH PRO for Women contains a small amount of melatonin (0.33 mg per capsule). When taking in the recommended dosage, we do not expect FH PRO for Women to impact your sleep cycle, or your day time energy levels or alertness. If you notice any change in your daytime alertness, we recommend that you take all capsules just before bedtime.
Wondering which supplements can be taken together?
(see our Fertility Supplement Guide to find out.)