- Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
- Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
- For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.
Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.
For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.
(Luteal Phase Defect)
|750 mg daily||[2 stars] Vitamin C has been shown to improve fertility in woman with a uterine condition known as luteal phase defect.|
|40 drops of a liquid extract with water or 35 to 40 mg of encapsulated powder each morning||[2 stars] Vitex has been shown to improve fertility, particularly for women with luteal phase defect, it should be discontinued once a woman becomes pregnant.|
(In Vitro Fertilization)
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Supplementing with L-arginine has been shown to improve fertility in women with a history of failed attempts at in vitro fertilization.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Even subtle iron deficiencies have been tentatively linked to infertility. Women who are infertile should consult a doctor to rule out the possibility of iron deficiency|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] One trial found that taking a multivitamin-mineral supplement increased female fertility.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Some women have achieved pregnancy after supplementing with PABA, which is believed to increase the ability of estrogen to facilitate fertility.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In one study, infertile couples given vitamin E showed significantly improved fertility.|
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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2014.