Fertility Tea for Pregnancy Review
Which Herbal Product Work?

Which fertility tea product works best for increasing the chance of getting pregnant? Here I review two popular products: Fertile XX and FertiliTea.



There are a number of herbal products available that include green tea with other herbs to help enhance fertility. Here, we review two of these herbal products to see what they offer:

Fertility Tea Review #1:
Fertile XX

Fertile XX is an herbal tonic that promotes female reproductive health. The blend includes green tea along with other herbs. Let's take a look at the ingredient list, shall we?

Chasteberry

What were nuns doing with an aphrodisiac?

Chasteberry is an European shrub which contains high amounts of flavonoids, glycosides, progesterone and testosterone. For centuries, it has been used as aphrodisiac, making the name “chasteberry” seem somewhat ironic.

However, historically, nuns often used it to support regular cycles and hormonal health.

It makes sense, if you think about it - nuns would have been the class of women most commonly affected by painful or irregular periods, since other women spent a lot of time being pregnant.

According to American Family Physician, some studies have shown an increase in fertility among women taking chasteberry, but these studies have been too small to draw any firm conclusions.

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh was traditionally used by Native Americans to support the female reproductive system. It may have an estrogen-like effect. Black cohosh is usually used to treat menopause symptoms and painful periods. There aren't any studies on its effect on fertility.

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian ginseng improves blood flow and promotes a regular menstrual cycle. It is traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac, and according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, it has shown indications of estrogenic activity in lab mice.

In Fertile XX, these herbs are combined with green tea (reviewed here!) to create a fertility tonic. This supplement should not hurt if you're trying to conceive, and even where evidence of effectiveness is lacking, there is a logical reason for each ingredient's presence.

However, once you become pregnant, you need to stop taking it immediately - black cohosh is thought to increase the risk of miscarriage by stimulating uterine contractions.

This product is currently available from Native Remedies with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer.

Fertility Tea Review #2:
FertiliTea

FertiliTea is an herbal tea blend used to encourage fertility in women.

How is it different than Fertile XX, and which is the superior product? Let's take a look at the ingredients.

Chasteberry

See above.

Green Tea

Reviewed in Green Tea and Pregnancy.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red raspberry leaf is a popular uterine tonic. According to Susun Weed, a respected herbalist, it contains a substance called fragrine that tones the uterine muscles, preparing them to carry a baby.

It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, E and B-complex, as well as calcium and iron. Red raspberry leaf is traditionally used to treat infertility, but no scientific studies have been done.

Ladies Mantle

Ladies mantle is traditionally used to treat excessive menstrual bleeding and to encourage conception. However, there is no clinical data available to support or deny these uses.

Nettle

Nettle provides necessary vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron and folic acid.

Conclusion

So, in the big showdown between FertiliTea and Fertile XX, which fertility tea product is the winner?

It can be hard to judge for certain, since so many herbal medicines have not yet been properly researched. Both products offer the benefits of chasteberry with herbal support from green tea and other herbs.

However, FertiliTea has the added advantage of providing necessary vitamins and minerals through the raspberry leaf and green tea. Fertile XX has a couple of libido-stimulating herbs, so it may be a better choice if that is one of the barriers to conception that you are dealing with.

Basically, the choice is up to you and your doctor, midwife or herbalist. Consult with them before you try any fertility enhancing products!

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References

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69379.cfm

Susun Weed. Herbal Allies for Pregnancy Problems. http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Pregnancy_Problems.htm

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