Promote egg quality and ovarian function with OvaBoost!
New Announcement (8/04/14): As of this date, we are now selling the new and improved form of OvaBoost which contains Quatrefolic™ in place of synthetic folic acid, the most commonly used supplemental form of vitamin B9. Quatrefolic™, a methylfolate form of vitamin B9, has been demonstrated in recent research to be considerably more bioavailable than synthetic folic acid.
It is well known that women are born with a finite number of eggs, and that this number steadily declines as women age. But, it is also true that the quality of a woman's eggs diminishes with age, which is perhaps more detrimental to overall fertility than diminishing ovarian reserve. But, age isn’t the only factor that impacts egg quality, and even young women can have suboptimal egg health. Chronic exposure to environmental toxins, stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalances, and ovarian surgeries all take a toll on egg quality, making it difficult to conceive. Poor egg quality can lead to fertility issues in a few different ways. As egg quality decreases it is more difficult for sperm to fertilize the egg, implantation following fertilization is less likely to be successful, and miscarriages are more frequent due to chromosomal abnormalities.
While there is no way to increase the number of eggs that a woman has, it is possible to improve the quality of her eggs. Research indicates that egg cells are highly susceptible to harm from free radicals, the unstable oxygen molecules that are produced as the body breaks down toxins. And, to function in a healthy way, egg cells need to produce a tremendous amount of energy. OvaBoost was formulated by a team of medical experts to include key ingredients to protect egg cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and to help egg cells produce the energy they need for successful conception and implantation.*
This unique formulation is highlighted by a trio of ingredients, myo-inositol, folic acid, and melatonin that has been scientifically proven to improve egg quality. Of course, folic acid is already well-known for its ability to prevent neural tube defects, and it is recommended that all women of child-bearing age take in a sufficient amount of folic acid. But, recent research indicates that when folic acid is given in combination with two powerful antioxidants, myo-inositol and melatonin, egg quality is significantly improved in women undergoing IVF treatments. Recent research also confirms that myo-inositol works to improve insulin sensitivity, thereby helping to promote optimal ovarian function and cycle regularity in women with PCOS.
Due to the fundamental 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. While the research in this area is still emerging, many experts believe that folic acid is not sufficiently metabolized by some people. As a result, many women are probably not getting good bang for their buck when it comes to supplementing with this important vitamin. To help ensure optimal utilization of the folate in the OvaBoost, OvaBoost features Quatrefolic, a form of folate that is believed to be more bioavailable than folic acid.
In addition, OvaBoost includes Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is also a powerful antioxidant. But, CoQ10 also plays an important role in energy production within egg cells. Once conception occurs, the amount of cell division that occurs to allow the egg to grown into an embryo and successfully implant into the wall of the uterus requires a tremendous amount of energy. CoQ10 works within the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cell) of the egg cell to help ensure that energy production is optimal.
Finally, OvaBoost contains three additional antioxidant ingredients, Vitamin E, grapeseed extract and alpha lipoic acid, to help ensure your egg cells are adequately protected from the damaging effects of free radicals.
OvaBoost was designed specifically for trying-to-conceive women who are over the age of 30, and for women who have PCOS. However, OvaBoost is also intended to optimize egg quality and ovarian function in trying to conceive women of all ages.
The formulation for OvaBoost was developed on the basis of a large, and ever-growing, body of scientific literature that explains the underlying causes of poor egg quality and ovarian dysfunction, and points to effective and promising natural ingredients for improving egg quality and ovarian function. To see a sample of the scientific papers (all available in MEDLINE) that were reviewed and considered in the development of this product, click here.
To view answers to some commonly asked questions pertaining to OvaBoost, click here.