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How to choose quality supplements

  • The brand should be transparent. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA - make sure the supplements you are getting are 3rd party tested.

  • The brand should also be transparent about ingredient sourcing. This information should not be hard to find.

  • Will not have any extra fillers or additives.

  • Have very straightforward, informational packaging.

  • Often make it a point to tell you how they are handling bioavailability of the product.

  • Aren’t the cheapest, but they deliver. Quality over cost.

  • Often the instructions may suggest that you take them several times a day. This is because your body can only absorb so much at a time.

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Lifelong Vitality Pack

All the basic vitamins and nutrients you need to support your hormones in one pack. See below for details on what is in each bottle.

XEO Mega

 

Vitamin A: Vitamin A is also essential for the development of the oocyte and essential for the growth of the baby. Vitamin A deficiency can impact the quality of the egg, the ability of the egg to implant, and the ability of the embryo to develop. A lack of vitamin A can reduce luteinizing hormone, which is important in ovulation. (study); Retinoic acid (RA), is the form of vitamin A stored in the body.  RA is what is called a paracrine, perhaps even an intracrine hormone regulator. That means it turns hormone metabolism on or off in the cells within its immediate vicinity (paracrine) or within its own cell (intracrine)

 

Vitamin D: Improves ovarian stimulation; “The active form of vitamin D (calcitriol) has many roles in female reproduction. Bound to its receptor, calcitriol is able to control the genes involved in making estrogen.v The uterine lining produces calcitriol in response to the embryo as it enters the uterine cavity, shortly before implantation. Calcitriol controls several genes involved in embryo implantation. Once a woman becomes pregnant, the uterus and placenta continue to make calcitriol, which helps organize immune cells in the uterus, so that infections can be fought without harming the pregnancy”; Vitamin D is actually a hormone that communicates with your other hormones, making it especially essential to help balance hormones; Vitamin D can help play a part in regulating insulin and the thyroid hormone. Research shows that a deficiency of vitamin D is associated with a high risk of thyroid antibodies, which are found in individuals suffering with autoimmune thyroid disorders. A vitamin D supplement can help with the regulation of insulin flow and balance blood sugar, allowing the body's natural hormone cycles to function more effectively.
 

Vitamin E: Taking vitamin E can help increase a couple’s odds of conceiving as it increases cervical mucus in women, allowing sperm to stay alive longer. It also supports a healthy amniotic sac in pregnancy and prevents the premature rupture of the membranes in pregnancy. Vitamin E supplements play a major role in balancing the functioning of the nervous and endocrine system by naturally working to balance the hormones. Taking Vitamin E supplement can help you in maintaining weight, regularize the menstrual cycle and feel energized. Increases luteal blood flow, which lengthens the luteal phase; acts similarly to progesterone to help oppose estrogen; acts as a powerful antioxidant to help protect the body from inflammation and stress
 

Marine Oil & Plant Oil Blend

EPA: responsible for reducing inflammation, supporting heart health, and improving mood

DHA: Of all the omega-3s, DHA gets by far the most attention for its role in brain function. DHA is also important in maintaining your retinas; important for the production of prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance, that usually help to regulate blood pressure, inflammation, neurological functions, hormones production etc. in human body.

 

Omega 3’s: anti-inflammatory, support hormone balance, promote good brain health, boost mood

Ahiflower: produce compounds to support a healthy inflammatory response and they are associated with improved cognition, joint, skin, immune health and cardiovascular health.

ALA: ALA supports heart health and creates beneficial brain cholesterol. ALA needs to be converted to EPA and DHA to be used but your body is inefficient in this process. The person needs sufficient levels on vitamin B1, B6, zinc, and magnesium for the conversion to be fully effective. 

GLA: an essential omega-6 fatty acid associated with skin health, hormonal balance, and anti-inflammatory support
 

Pomegranate Seed Oil: pomegranates are a good source of natural plant-based estrogens – “phytoestrogens.” They are a good source of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), which attach to estrogen receptors and block the entry of undesirable “dirty” estrogens into the cell; Pomegranates can also help with estrogen balance by supporting liver health, since the liver is a key organ in detoxifying and removing those dirty estrogens from the body

 

Astaxanthin: Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, which is the overarching property behind its several health benefits. What that means is that it naturally reduces oxidation, a biological process that helps keep many health issues and conditions at bay.

 

Lutein & Zeaxanthin: improve your overall antioxidant status, which may offer greater protection against stressors.

 

Lycopene: may play a significant role in the prevention of sex hormone–dependent cancers. Among these are the major human malignancies, such as estrogen-dependent breast and endometrial cancers in women and androgen-dependent prostate cancer in men.


CPTG Essential Oil blend:

-Clove bud: Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress; promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.

-Frankincense: frankincense balances hormone levels through regulation of oestrogen production, a vital process that helps regulate the skin's hormones and reduce formation of cysts, tumors; providing relief from various pains such as headaches, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, body pains, cramps and improving one’s ability to stay rested at night 

-Thyme:  increases progesterone production

-Cumin Seed: support hormone balance which can boost libido; promotes healthy levels of progesterone and testosterone in women, which are two hormones crucial for fertility

-Wild Orange Peel: Antioxidants and chemical compounds in this oil help to inhibit cortisol—the stress hormone that makes you feel frazzled. The sweet fragrance can also help to balance hormones and support emotional responses.

-Peppermint Plant: Mint has anti-androgen effects, it helps to reduce testosterone, to keep hormone levels in better harmony

-Ginger Root: ginger is beneficial for the thyroid, insulin levels, and lowering testosterone. Its anti-inflammatory actions also help keep hormones balanced; helps stabilize the thyroid gland through its anti-inflammatory effects, which can reduce the risk of developing underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid conditions

-Caraway Seed: highly concentrated amount of antioxidants, which are powerful compounds that help neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

-German Chamomile Flower/Leaf/Stem: Low morning levels of a hormone called cortisol have been linked with anxiety disorders; reduce anxiety symptoms and increased morning cortisol levels

 

Microplex

 

Vitamin A: Vitamin A is also essential for the development of the oocyte and essential for the growth of the baby. Vitamin A deficiency can impact the quality of the egg, the ability of the egg to implant, and the ability of the embryo to develop. A lack of vitamin A can reduce luteinizing hormone, which is important in ovulation. (study); Retinoic acid (RA), is the form of vitamin A stored in the body.  RA is what is called a paracrine, perhaps even an intracrine hormone regulator. That means it turns hormone metabolism on or off in the cells within its immediate vicinity (paracrine) or within its own cell (intracrine)

 

Vitamin C: Vitamin C reduces the free radical damage thus improving ovarian function. Vitamin C even helps in increasing the level of progesterone in the body, which is directly related to improving the uterine healthy by thickening the uterine lining; Progesterone is a hormone made following ovulation. It’s benefits range from supporting a healthy mood, better sleep, keeping anxiety in check, making periods easier, and improved brain function. In one randomized control trial it was found that women who supplemented with vitamin C had increased progesterone levels compared to the placebo group.

Vitamin D: Improves ovarian stimulation; “The active form of vitamin D (calcitriol) has many roles in female reproduction. Bound to its receptor, calcitriol is able to control the genes involved in making estrogen.v The uterine lining produces calcitriol in response to the embryo as it enters the uterine cavity, shortly before implantation. Calcitriol controls several genes involved in embryo implantation. Once a woman becomes pregnant, the uterus and placenta continue to make calcitriol, which helps organize immune cells in the uterus, so that infections can be fought without harming the pregnancy”; Vitamin D is actually a hormone that communicates with your other hormones, making it especially essential to help balance hormones; Vitamin D can help play a part in regulating insulin and the thyroid hormone. Research shows that a deficiency of vitamin D is associated with a high risk of thyroid antibodies, which are found in individuals suffering with autoimmune thyroid disorders. A vitamin D supplement can help with the regulation of insulin flow and balance blood sugar, allowing the body's natural hormone cycles to function more effectively.
 

Vitamin E: Taking vitamin E can help increase a couple’s odds of conceiving as it increases cervical mucus in women, allowing sperm to stay alive longer. It also supports a healthy amniotic sac in pregnancy and prevents the premature rupture of the membranes in pregnancy. Vitamin E supplements play a major role in balancing the functioning of the nervous and endocrine system by naturally working to balance the hormones. Taking Vitamin E supplement can help you in maintaining weight, regularize the menstrual cycle and feel energized. Increases luteal blood flow, which lengthens the luteal phase; acts similarly to progesterone to help oppose estrogen; acts as a powerful antioxidant to help protect the body from inflammation and stress
 

Vitamin K: Benefits Embryonic development; Vitamin K2 has an important relationship with estrogen and bone health. Estrogen and bone density both decline during menopause and postmenopausal women are often markedly deficient in vitamin K2. Bone health may be improved in postmenopausal women by restoring adequate vitamin K2 levels as vitamin K2 acts in the bone loss pathway in a number of areas specific to the loss caused by low estrogen levels. Vitamin K2 plays a role in estrogen metabolism itself, as well as activates osteocalcin, a hormone that improves testosterone levels and sperm production.

 

Thiamin:  enables you – and your baby – to convert carbohydrates into energy. It also helps your nervous system, muscles, and heart function normally and is essential for your baby's brain development.; Thiamine is needed to produce energy.

Like all the other B vitamins it activates Phase I detoxification where foreign substances are initially broken down into intermediates for excretion. Balanced levels of thiamine also allow for feelings of composure, clear-headedness, and energy.

Riboflavin: The body uses vitamin B2 to metabolize fats, protein, and carbohydrates into energy. This means that if an inadequate amount of riboflavin is consumed, the macronutrients that your body needs cannot be properly digested and utilized by the body. If you are trying to get pregnant, nutrition is imperative. While all macronutrients are important during this period, research shows that protein is particularly important, as it is necessary for building cells and tissues.1 Since vitamin B2 helps break down protein, a deficiency can cause a negative chain reaction.

 

Niacin: Although the majority of research on niacin and fertility focuses on preventative measures (i.e. a reduced risk of miscarriage and birth defects), researchers have also explored the relationship between niacin and ovarian health. In this study, niacin was found to promote ovarian follicle growth, reducing the risk of oocyte apoptosis and overall infertility.  It is involved in bile production which is key in estrogen metabolism and detoxification. Niacin lowers LDL cholesterol. It is also a memory enhancer.  It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.It has an indirect effect on serotonin levels, because the body uses tryptophan (the amino acid that is the precursor to serotonin production), to produce niacin. For all these reasons, it’s said to have prominent anti-depressant effects. It has an effect on the adrenal hormones. Niacin also promotes the release of growth hormone.

B6: immune function and brain development during pregnancy and infancy; Women who lack vitamin B-6 may have more severe premenstrual syndrome symptoms. It contributes to the luteal phase of the ovulation cycle. That is the period in which the uterine wall thickens and prepares for the embryo to implant. Second, B6 lowers the level of homocysteine, an amino acid that is associated with heart disease risk. Studies have found that lower levels of homocysteine correlate to higher rates of pregnancyVitamin B6 can help alleviate some of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as mood changes and irritability. Studies have proven that taking around 100 milligrams of B6 daily can be an effective way to ward off PMS symptoms associated with mood and emotion - it helps in synthesising some of the neurotransmitters that affect these feelings.

 

Folate: needed for the development of red blood cells and DNA production. Folate also plays an important role in cell division; It breaks down homocysteine, a toxic and inflammatory agent produced by the liver if not properly converted.

Folate has direct mood elevating properties and is synergistic with serotonin production. There have been studies that show that folic acid helps lower ACTH, which is an adrenal hormone that leads to increased blood pressure.

 

B12: is fundamental to a range of biological processes such as DNA synthesis, cell division, cell and tissue repair and is critical for the formation of red blood cells in your body. As B12 is a vital component for methylation in the body, lowered levels will lead to an increase in an amino acid called homocysteine. An increase in homocysteine has been associated with miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. In addition to increasing the risk of miscarriage, vitamin B12 deficiency can also have a negative impact on your ovulatory cycle and experience chronic implantation issues. B12 prevents anemia and aids folate in the utilization of iron. It is responsible for energy levels, good memory and ability to learn and retain; can also help with more refreshing and restful sleep; active in the growth and protection and regeneration of the nervous system, even the prevention of Parkinson’s; has important effects on mood and allows for a free flow of neurotransmitters.

 

Biotin: balances hormones – couldn’t find much more – lots of links talking about “Beware of biotin” and the effect it will have on lab tests

 

Pantothenic Acid: Pantothenic acid plays a central role in the energy metabolism of the cell. In addition, it is involved in the body's own formation of sex hormones, steroid hormones as well as cholesterol and vitamin D.

 

Calcium: vital ingredient in the process of triggering growth in embryos. When the calcium level in blood decreases, the parathyroid glands produce more parathyroid hormone; when the calcium level increases, the parathyroid glands produce less hormone. Parathyroid hormone does the following:

  • Stimulates bones to release calcium into blood

  • Causes the kidneys to excrete less calcium in urine

  • Stimulates the digestive tract to absorb more calcium

  • Causes the kidneys to activate vitamin D, which enables the digestive tract to absorb more calcium

 

Iron: Iron is needed for thyroid hormone biosynthesis and action, including the conversion from the inactive thyroid hormone, T4, to the active hormone, T3.; Fatigue, exercise-intolerance, cold-intolerance, hair loss, dizziness, irritability, brain fog and restless legs.

Iodine: Your thyroid gland uses it to make thyroid hormones, which help control growth, repair damaged cells and support a healthy metabolism

 

Magnesium: Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals to help balance hormones

 

Zinc: Zinc increases the synthesis of the growth hormone and its number of receptors; thus, it is an important mediator in the binding of this hormone to its receptor. regulates women’s cycles; nourishes the ovarian follicles and therefore promotes ovulation. supports the stress response. Inadequate or excess cortisol (the stress hormone) affects the production of estrogen and progesterone in women. Either too high or too low levels of estrogens can cause issues with menstruation, mood swings, early menopause, infertility and more; reduces inflammation. This can be important when dealing with period pain and in conditions such as endometriosis; supports thyroid hormones

 

Selenium: This powerful mineral helps protect the thyroid against oxidative damage and plays an essential role in the production of thyroid hormones

 

Copper: Copper & oestrogen are intricately related. Copper toxicity and excess copper levels causes the body to hold onto oestrogen in the body and prevent its detoxification, and having excess oestrogen levels and poor oestrogen detoxification causes the body to hold onto copper. They tend to feed one another, creating a vicious cycle.

 

Manganese: Research suggests manganese is involved in the production of thyroxine– the main hormone secreted by your thyroid

 

Chromium: supports the role of insulin, which is a hormone that’s critical for the absorption and storage of glucose (blood sugar).

 

https://fertilityeggspurt.com/why-vitamin-a-is-essential-for-women-trying-to-conceive/

https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/does-vitamin-c-help-to-boost-female-and-male-fertility/

https://uscfertility.org/fertility-treatments/vitamin-d-fertility/

https://legacyivf.com/vitamin-e-and-fertility-treatments-what-to-know-to-improve-your-chances-of-conceiving/

https://imprylusa.com/nutrition/b2-and-fertility/

https://fertilityfirst.com.au/the-importance-of-vitamin-b12/

http://www.hormonesmatter.com/altered-vitamin-a-metabolism-endometriosis-fibroids/

https://hormonesbalance.com/articles/b-vitamins-for-your-hormones/


 

Alpha CRS+

 

CELLULAR LONGEVITY BLEND

-Scutellaria Root Extract: might have the same effects as the female hormone estrogen; acts on the GABA receptors in your brain, which are your body’s natural relaxation receptors. The GABA hormone is produced by your brain to promote sleep, pain-relief, and relaxation.

-Boswellia Serrata Gum Resin Extract: can help improve mood and stress levels, and optimize metabolism; reduce chronic stress hormones in the body when burned as an aromatic compound

-Milk Thistle Seed Extract: support liver renewal it is particularly useful in targeting estrogen dominance; re-establish the correct balance of hormones; Flushes excess hormones from the liver; promote breast milk production, prevent and treat cancer and even protect the liver from snake bites, alcohol and other environmental poisons.

-Polygonum cuspidatum Root extract: helps with painful menstrual periods and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes 

-Pomegranate fruit Extract:  improves changes of female sex hormones by reducing the concentration of estrogen, free testosterone, and andrestandion hormones in patients with PCOS; good source of natural plant-based estrogens – “phytoestrogens.” They are a good source of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), which attach to estrogen receptors and block the entry of undesirable “dirty” estrogens into the cell.

-Green Tea Lea extract: help keep your skin and liver healthy, reduce blood fat levels, regulate blood pressure, and improve brain health; change a woman’s estrogen metabolism. The primary estrogen pathway connected with breast cancer is the 16-hydroxylated estrogens

-Grape seed extract: stabilizing effect on hormones due to the effect on aromatase which is an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. Additionally, other components in the grape seed extract compete with androgen binding sites to help keep them low while estrogen stays balanced. 

-Pineapple stem extract: may have anticancer effects both on cancer cells and by improving inflammation in the body and boosting the immune system

-Sesame seed extract: influences the female sex hormones during menopause, due to an improved fatty acid metabolism. The fats in sesame seeds have another positive effect on hormones (especially those that aid in weight loss): the healthy, unsaturated fatty acids suppress the hunger hormone ghrelin, which regulates the “feeling of hunger”. Suppressing this hormone prevents binge-eating. 

-Pine bark extract: improve fatigue, concentration and memory problems in addition to improvements in hair loss, dizziness, weight gain, bloating, brittle nails, irregular heart-beat, depression, anxiety, irritability and panic disorder.

 

CELLULAR ENERGY BLEND

-L-Carnitine: contains antioxidants that help promote a healthy female reproductive system

-Alpha Lipoic Acid: Encourages normal thyroid hormone levels

-Coenzyme Q10: improves ovarian response to stimulation and embryological parameters in young women with poor ovarian reserve

-Quercetin: lower inflammation and reduce oxidative stress, taking this combo can help with hormone balance. Inflammation can cause stress on the liver and make it harder to detoxify metabolized estrogen. That can contribute to Estrogen Dominance.

-Ginkgo: increase blood circulation, enhance memory, and improve mental performance.

-Peppermint Plant: Mint has anti-androgen effects, it helps to reduce testosterone, to keep hormone levels in better harmony

-Ginger Root: ginger is beneficial for the thyroid, insulin levels, and lowering testosterone. Its anti-inflammatory actions also help keep hormones balanced; helps stabilize the thyroid gland through its anti-inflammatory effects, which can reduce the risk of developing underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid conditions

-Caraway Seed: highly concentrated amount of antioxidants, which are powerful compounds that help neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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