What's the thing with grapefruit juice?
Sorry for being dim here, but can someone explain how grapefruit juice is supposed to help with TTC? How much do you need to drink and what's it supposed to do?
I used to have it every morning, but my acupuncturist told me to stop it as she said citrus fruits and not good for fertility, so I'm very confused now.
Hope someone can help me out here.
ohh news to me.........i'll be curious to know what others say hun!
Some ladies say that it helps with ewcm?
INCREASING CERVICAL MUCUS
Cut back on caffeine and don't smoke!
Drinking at least ten 6oz glasses of water a day.
Evening Primrose Oil: 1,000 IU per day should be taken
from Cycle Day 1 to Ovulation.
Flax Seed Oil: 2,000 mg per day from Ovulation to AF.
Red Raspberry: 1,000 mg daily: Start anytime in cycle.
Can be taken during pregnancy until a month prior to labor/delivery.
Strengthens the uterine lining which in turn lengthens luteal phase
I think I may have started some of this!! Oops :blush:
I read it in a thread I found on here (I think in TTC products) as an aid to EWCM.
Just googled it again and some sites say "they can't find any proof it works", and then straight below a site saying it "worked wonders for my CM", one site said Vit C is good for both male and female fertility.
I googled "grapefruit juice fertility"
Hope it helps.
That's what I'm discovering with this site, always pays to do a little home reseach too!!
I've been drinking grapefruit juice along with taking evening primrose oil to increase ewcm. I hadn't heard of citrus fruits decreasing fertility - I hope that's not true because I love orange juice!
I didn't see much affect in the first month but this is my second month and on the days before ov (think I oved yesterday) within 30 minutes of drinking a glass of grapefruit juice, I'd produce ewcm! Not sure if it was a coincidince or a combination of the evening primrose oil but I'll definitely try it again!:happydance:
I swear by it.
I started taking EPO and drinking grapefuit juice about 4 cycles ago - with brilliant results - never seen so my EWCM - I got it from about CD9 up to OV at about CD 14/15.
The other month I didnt drink grapefruit juice till about CD12 - and it was only after I started drinking it that I got EWCM - i always thought it was the EPO - but after this am now putting it down to the grapefruit juice.
Am on CD6 today - planning on getting some juice tomorrow in my Friday Big-Shop at Tesco - should have EWCM by Sunday!!
Well I think I'll give this one a go. I love grapefruit juice, but was avoiding citrus fruits, but I think I need to try anything to be honest!!!!
Thanks for all the replies.
Hiya, I've been drinking a glass a day for the past month and I think it is working. Just looked this up for you too on google...
"While there may be no medical evidence to connect grapefruit juice or any of its properties with a thinning of the cervical mucus, women for generations will swear on the remedy. Because of this, it is definitely worth a try. You may have to drink the juice regularly for a couple cycles before you see a change, so hopefully you like grapefruit juice. If you want to increase your chances of success with this remedy you may want to combine your juice with Evening Primrose oil or even Robitussin, which are also known to thin the cervical mucus and create a more fertile environment for the sperm and ultimately fertilization.
Even if it is not the grapefruit juice that works its magic on your cervical mucus, this remedy will help because it will increase your fluid intake. If you have very dry or spongy cervical fluid you need to increase your fluids and grapefruit juice certainly will count! So, whether this generations old home remedy really does work or not is not really up for debate because it does work at least by putting more fluids into your body, and that is important. If you see increased results, than that is even better. Remember that there are many natural remedies that you can try and even combine for proven results. Generations of women and doctors cannot be wrong, so dont hesitate to try this remedy and see what happens. Even if it does not prove to be useful for you, you wont be any worse off than you are now."
You can only take EPO until ovulation, then can replace with flax seed oil. Also heard green tea drunk from CD1 until ovulation helps...
I can't remember where I read it but I looked up a lot of stuff on google under the search term 'how to increase fertility' and citrus fruit was mentioned a few times along with a portion of full fat dairy a day. There were others but not that I needed to add as I already eat them so I didn't take note. Anyway, it can't do any harm so worth a try.
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