-Guest Columnist, Liz Hopwood, BioVeda Health and Wellness Center
I have been trying to conceive another baby for over three years now. After several miscarriages, I started researching natural ways to increase my chances of having a baby. Through this research, I have learned a great deal about the connection between fertility and fish oil. I started taking fish oil in January and have had regular periods ever since!
So, what does fish oil do? Researchers are finding that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may enhance fertility. Findings show that concentrated fish oil can be helpful in inflammatory conditions and mood disorders. Both of these conditions often play a role in fertility. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, both you and your partner should start taking omega 3 fish oil with EPA and DHA. Fertility may vastly improve!
According to Dr. Berry Sears, President of Zone Labs:
“A primary cause of female infertility is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This condition is linked to increased insulin levels. In women with PCOS, the ovaries release an egg from a follicle sporadically, if at all, instead of the usual every 28 days. These irregular cycles can be corrected once women with PCOS lower their elevated insulin levels; At this point their fertility almost magically reappears. Unfortunately, even after women with PCOS become pregnant, they still have higher rates of miscarriages. Thus, simply reducing insulin levels alone is not the total answer. The other important factor appears to be an imbalance of eicosanoids that can be treated with the increased consumption of fish oil. Epidemiological studies of pregnant women who consume large amounts of long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids, like EPA and DHA, found in fish oil tend to carry their babies for a longer period of time. They also have a correspondingly lower rate of premature births which can cause physical and neurological problems such as learning disabilities. Since 6 to 10 percent of all births in America are premature, I feel it is quite likely this unfortunate statistic may be linked to our growing decrease of long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids containing EPA/DHA in the diet.”
There are many benefits to taking fish oil! Some of these other benefits include and are not limited to the following:
- Reduction of Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer
- Protection from Stroke and Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
Make sure you do your own research and take the right kind of fish oil. Or better yet contact a BioVeda Health and Wellness Center to learn more about high quality fish oil supplements. I am not pregnant yet, but hopefully by taking fish oil it will help me become more fertile and will increase our chances of having another baby!