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DHEA and Herbs for High FSH

by Gloria
(Bronx, NY)

Hello, I am 39 years old and have a very high FSH level. Upon further examination the conclusion is that I am experiencing ovarian failure. My Reproductive Endocronologist recommended I take the supplement called DHEA in hopes that this can stimulate my ovaries to release some eggs. They have had some older patients that have taken DHEA and as a result, their ovaries behaved younger.

I had started taking Vitex, Maca & Evening Primrose back in June. My question is: Do you know if it's good to take these with the DHEA? Also, do you know of any women with high FSH that have conceived while taking DHEA?

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DHEA Versus Natural Progesterone
by: Anonymous

Hi, I have just been reading this blog and concerned that I have been taking lots of supplements that may work against each other e.g. vitex and dhea.

Is anybody there available to have a look at my list of supplements who can advise on which may be having a counteractive effect on fertility?

I have it all saved to Word and can post or email it.


Vitex is known to help decrease high levels of FSH associated with PCOS and poor ovulatory cycles and to promote and restore regular ovulation.

It is better not to take DHEA with Vitex as they are not complementary in their action. Vitex and other herbs restore hormonal balance by supporting the endocrine system to do its job, DHEA is a form of hormonal replacement therapy.

DHEA is a precursor to many hormones within the body and it is needed both by men and women. The body uses DHEA to make the hormones needed. The problem with DHEA, is that it can convert the wrong hormones, depending on your level of imbalance. In fact, it can cause the body to produce more androgens like testosterone and estrogens leading to a greater hormonal problem.

When using DHEA your doctor needs to be very diligent is monitoring your hormone levels to make sure your body is doing what it needs to do with it.

Synthetic DHEA is not true DHEA, but rather a chemically altered steroid drug. This can lead to side effects. You should talk to your doctor about this.

In my opinion what a woman with poor ovarian reserve needs is natural progesterone. But to know for sure she should have a saliva test done to know how much progesterone she needs.

Instead using DHEA it is best to use topical applications of natural progesterone cream. This is safer and possible more effective.
When progesterone levels are healthy, DHEA levels are also healthy.

Therefore, natural progesterone is a key factor in the production and maintenance of healthy, natural DHEA.

If low levels of progesterone are present (your doctor will do a saliva test), natural progesterone should be continued during the first trimester in women with hormonal imbalance under the care of a medical doctor.

My advice is to take a saliva test to know what your body needs and how much. You can learn more about saliva testing for hormnal balance here.

Fertility Blessings!

Hormonal imbalance
by: Anonymous

Good evening, I a high level of FSH in hormonal imbalance, I have started treatment with vitex, royal-jelly and fish oil omega-3 fatty acids. My now is to know which of his supplement is not meant to be taken.


They are all good supplement. Vitex can be very helpful in supporting hormonal balance.

Vitex agnus castus is known to stimulate the pituitary gland in secreting LH (luteinizing hormone) and decrease FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). as a result of this progesterone levels increase and estrogen levels decrease.

Many Blessings!

How to normalize my hormone ( Fsh/Lh)
by: Anonymous

Am 40 yrs old trying to get pregnant and my fsh/lh level is very high, pls I need an assistant. A lot of herbal treatment/supplement have been mentioned to me for use, am confused because they are too many mention but I want to know the main one for my case.


Having high FSH levels at 40 is not uncommon and this this does not mean you will not be able to conceive, but you may not be able to ovulate each month regularly. Women may have periods but not ovulate, if they have high FSH.

The Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)'s job is to stimulate the development of follicles during the first half of the menstrual cycle. High levels of FSH indicate that the pituitary gland has to produce more and more FSH in order to get the follicles in the ovaries to respond.

There many remedies that can help and most herbs are best taken in a formula in liquid preparation specifically designed to support women hormonal balance and ovulation. The HormoneWise Kit is a great protocol to help support and maintain hormonal balance in the body.

Making healthy eggs is also key conceive naturally.

Many Blessings!

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