Why should I be concerned about my egg quality?
When evaluating your overall fertility, the quality of your eggs is as important, if not more important, than the quantity of eggs (known as your ovarian reserve) you possess. Your egg quality naturally declines as you age, but this decline can be hastened by stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalances and/other reproductive health issues. Poor egg quality results in decreased fertility in a number of ways: sperm have difficulty penetrating the egg for fertilization, implantation is less likely to be successful, and the chance of miscarriage increases due to genetic abnormalities
How do I know if have low egg quality?
If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or if you are of advanced maternal age (over 35 years old), your egg quality is likely to be less than optimal. One method for determining if you might have low egg quality is to test your FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels. FSH is the hormone responsible for encouraging the ovaries to produce a mature egg. Higher than normal levels of FSH can suggest a fertility issue, such as diminished ovarian reserve or low egg quality.
What are the ingredients in OvaBoost?
OvaBoost contains a trio of ingredients (myo-inositol, folic acid and melatonin) that has been shown to improve egg quality. It also contains a blend of antioxidant nutrients, including Vitamin E, grapeseed extract, and alpha lipoic acid to protect egg cells from free radical damage. Finally, OvaBoost contains CoQ10 to help ensure that energy production within the egg cell is optimal.
How much does OvaBoost cost?
OvaBoost costs $29.95 per bottle, which is a one-month supply. We offer discounts on this product when multiple bottles are purchased in the same order.
What is the recommended dosage of OvaBoost?
Each bottle of OvaBoost contains 120 capsules, a one-month supply. We recommend taking 4 capsules each day in divided dosages. We also recommend taking OvaBoost with food.
How long should I take OvaBoost?
We recommend taking OvaBoost for a minimum of 3 months, or as long as you are actively trying to conceive. OvaBoost can be discontinued once pregnancy has been confirmed.
How long will it take to experience the benefits of OvaBoost?
The ingredients in OvaBoost will begin to work immediately to improve egg quality and ovarian function. And, while results may vary from one woman to the next, we expect to see improvements in egg quality, ovarian function, and cycle regularity within 3 months.
Can I take OvaBoost with other Fairhaven Health supplements?
Yes, OvaBoost can be taken with the following Fairhaven Health supplements: FertilAid for Women, Fertile CM, FertileDetox, PregnancyPlus Prenatal, PregnancyPlus Omega 3, PregnancyPlus Cal-Mag, and Evening Primrose Oil.
Are there any known side effects or contraindications?
OvaBoost 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 OvaBoost with your doctor. Please consult with your physician before taking OvaBoost 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).
Can I take OvaBoost while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Because the ingredients in OvaBoost are intended to increase fertility and to aid conception and are not required during pregnancy or lactation, we do not recommend that you take OvaBoost during pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding. Once pregnancy is confirmed with a urine or blood test, we recommend discontinuing OvaBoost.
I have irregular menstrual cycles. Should I take OvaBoost or FertilAid for Women or both?
We recommend FertilAid for Women to all women with irregular cycles. We suggest taking OvaBoost along with FertilAid for Women if you are over 30 years old, if you have PCOS, if your FSH levels are elevated, or if you have had ovarian surgery in the past.
Is OvaBoost a prenatal vitamin?
OvaBoost is not a prenatal vitamin. It is designed to be taken by women who are actively trying-to-conceive for the purpose of improving egg quality and ovarian function, and includes select ingredients known to be helpful for this purpose. It DOES NOT contain a full prenatal vitamin. If you are taking OvaBoost, we recommend that you also take a dietary supplement that contains prenatal vitamin support, such as FertilAid for Women or PregnancyPlus Prenatal.
I notice that OvaBoost contains melatonin. Will this product impact my typical sleep pattern?
Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant compound that has been shown to be helpful for improving egg quality, especially when given in combination with folic acid and myo-inositol. In addition, melatonin is a frequently recommended natural ingredient for helping to restore normal sleep cycles in people with insomnia. OvaBoost contains a small amount of melatonin, similar to the amount given to trying-to-conceive women in clinical trials looking at the benefits of this natural ingredient for improving egg quality. When taken in the recommended dosage, we do not expect OvaBoost to impact your sleep cycle, or your day time energy levels or alertness. We do recommend that you take all capsules just before bedtime.
Have the levels of melatonin in this product been proven to be safe for trying-to-conceive women?
The amount of melatonin present in OvaBoost is commensurate with the dosage levels shown to be safe and effective for the purpose of improving egg quality in human clinical trials involving women undergoing in-vitro fertilization. Because the ingredients in OvaBoost are intended to aid conception and are not required during pregnancy, we do recommend that you discontinue using OvaBoost once pregnancy is confirmed.
I have PCOS. Will OvaBoost help me?
OvaBoost contains myo-inositol, which has been scientifically proven to improve insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS. Because many women with PCOS have cells that are resistant to insulin, these women tend to have higher than normal levels of insulin circulating in their blood. And, for some reason that is not yet well understood, high levels of insulin cause these women to produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones, such as testosterone, which impact the ability of these women to ovulate and menstruate normally. Many fertility experts believe that by supplementing with myo-inositol, insulin sensitivity is improved, hormone balance is restored, and fertility is increased in women with PCOS.
Can OvaBoost be taken with Metformin?
We do not expect any adverse interactions between OvaBoost and Metformin. But, we do recommend that you consult with your physician before adding any new dietary supplement if you are taking a prescription medication.
Can OvaBoost be taken with Clomid or Femara?
We do not expect any adverse interactions between OvaBoost and either Clomid or Femara. But, we do recommend that you consult with your physician before adding any new dietary supplement if you are taking a prescription medication.
I don't have PCOS, but I have been told my egg quality is poor. Can I take OvaBoost?
Yes, OvaBoost is intended to help improve egg quality in all women who are actively trying to conceive, whether or not they have been diagnosed with PCOS.
How can I be assured of quality?
OvaBoost was formulated by a team of medical experts to include only those natural ingredients that have been best demonstrated in the scientific literature to improve egg quality and ovarian function. This product is manufactured by Fairhaven Health, a trusted leader in the field of reproductive health, in the United States in a GMP-certified facility.
Should I keep OvaBoost out of the reach of children?
Yes. All dietary supplements and vitamins should be kept out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.