Saturday, January 13, 2018

Resolving Low Progesterone Issue For Pregnancy

So as I said I was waiting for my Serum progesterone test results. They came yesterday. My progesterone is very low it is 0.6. For first trimester ideally it should be at least above 2.5.

So my challenge is finding the estrogen progesterone balance. I have started my diet and here are a few things that sound convincing from the many sites I have referred. I don’t want to try the herbs or creams. May be they work but if they don’t or have any kind of side effects I am not in the position to correct the course and start again. I have no time to lose, you see.

Here is what I have read across the net about resolving the issue. 

So progesterone is not something that is present in any food. It is secreted by adrenal glands and works perfectly only when all other organs are working fine. But lately there is some research that says some foods may trigger progesterone production, mainly foods containing Vitamin C and E. Here is some more from other sites.

Livestrong website :
Vitamin E sources include wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts and peanut butter. High concentrations of L-arginine are found in low-fat sesame seed flour, unsweetened gelatin and pumpkin seeds.
Vitamin C sources include orange, grapefruit, tomato juice, broccoli, guava, kiwi and sweet pepper.

Good amounts of vitamin B6 can be found walnuts, whole grains, lean red meat, poultry, seafood, bananas, spinach, beans, potatoes, and fortified cereals.
2. Vitamin C: A study has shown that 750mg of Vitamin C taken every day for six months can considerably increase the progesterone production.
Zinc is the mineral that prompts the pituitary gland to release follicle stimulating hormones, which in turn promote ovulation and stimulate the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone.
Good sources of zinc are, dark chocolate, wheat germ, chickpeas, and pumpkin, watermelon and squash seeds.

Magnesium is another key nutrient for increasing progesterone levels, it plays an important role in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance in the body.
You can either take dietary supplements, or eat more foods that are good sources of magnesium such as black beans, spinach, raw plantain, whole grain cereals, pumpkin and squash seeds, okra, and nuts.

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