Maca and Vitex Together
I'm 46, have 10 children and really would love another child. I had baby no. 9 at 40 and no. 10 at 42. We have several miscarriages since then.
The first miscarriage was because I used vitex and progesterone cream at the same time. The second time I stopped taking the vitex as soon as I ovulated and started using the progesterone cream we went to 11 weeks and discovered our baby had died just a week before.(I was under considerably stress, since we were selling our house and I was exposed to many toxic chemicals especially mouldy underlay under the carpet, while we were laying new carpet).
The other pregnancies since then have not gone past 4 weeks 3 days, I kept taking the vitex and did not use the progesterone cream.
I love how vitex helps me ovulate, but it seems useless for past ovulation. I also love the general effect of Maca. My question is can I use vitex and maca together for the days before ovulation and then after ovulation use Maca and progesterone cream.Answer:
do not counteract each other. Maca supports progesterone production without having hormonal effect on the body.
In fact, Maca is indicated also for male infertility problems as well. Maca is considered to be more of a fertility food than an herb and can be added to any diet. In fact, Maca is a food eaten in Peru.
In order to make sure your eggs are as healthy as possible, make sure to add CoQ10 as supplement, which works as a great antioxidant.
Also, if you have been exposed to toxicity in the past, I would consider learning more about doing a fertility cleanse. Learn more here
All the best!One More Question:
I have discovered Fertilaid, CM and OvaCue, since my first question. OvaCue has been most helpful, but
I have discovered that my progesterone levels are high and and the estrogen levels low for the whole cycle, with having no CuePeak.
I'm currently taking Fertilaid, CM and Maca 5000mg per day. Is this too much Maca, especially considering my last pregnancies were achieved with vitex for the first part of the cycle then switching to progesterone oil from ovulation.Answer:
I am a bit puzzled by your question as it seems like in your previous pregnancies you were deficient of progesterone and now it is high. Is there a possibility that you might be pregnant now?
The other reason for high progesterone and low estrogen could be perimenopause. Depending on your age, I am not sure if this can be an issue.
Maca has been clinically used for treating perimenopause symptoms caused by low estrogen as well as progesterone imbalance. So, I do not think Maca is the problem. Maca is a food and have incredible nutritional properties. The people in Peru eat it to increase overall vitality, adapt to stress, and increase fertility and libido.
Dr. Gloria Chacon de Popivici is a biologist from the University of San Marcos, in Lima, Peru. She has done extensive research on maca root and discovered that it promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland stimulating overall hormonal balance.
It is important to note that maca does not contain any hormones, but its action in the body stimulates the pituitary to produce the precursors of hormones. These are then tranformed into the necessary hormones as the body needs them. The result is balancing of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal and thyroid hormones.
My advice is to continue using Ovacue and the remedies for another month and see if you ovulate and when. It may take 2-3 months to learn how to use Ovacue.
For more info dowload the Ovacur Manual on their site