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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 22:50 PM   1
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From Clomid To Soy Isoflavones

I tried 6 cycles of clomid in a time span of a year due to just having more eggs available to fertilised,so far no medical reasons found why in 10 years of NTNP i have not conceived any way am thinking that if this cycle fails i will be starting Soy am still in the reseach faze but here is what I have found out so far about soy


If you are looking for natural ways to induce ovulation, you may want to consider taking soy isoflavone supplements. Many specialists advise that you avoid eating soy or taking soy supplements while trying to conceive. This is because soy isoflavones are a plant-based source of estrogen, and affect a women's menstrual cycle. However, actual studies have been mixed when it comes to the effects of soy on fertility.

Among women struggling to conceive, it has long been anecdotally noted that taking doses of soy isoflavones for a short period of time during the beginning of the menstrual cycle can have a similar effect as clomiphene citrate. Like clomiphene citrate, or "clomid," it is believed that soy isoflavones induce ovulation by tricking the body into producing more estrogen.

Below is a description of how some women to use soy isoflavones to induce ovulation. As always, you should speak with your doctor or healthcare provider before starting any new supplement or dietary change. Please note, this information is not medical advice, which should only be obtained directly from a qualified professional healthcare provider.

Step 1

Buy good quality soy isoflavone supplements. These are sold in most pharmacies and grocery stores, and are typically marketed to help with menopausal symptoms. Most pills contain 40mg of soy isoflavones.WHICH CAN BE FOUND BY LOOKING AT THE BACK OF THE LABEL
Step 2

The soy isoflavones must be taken at the right time in your menstrual cycle for the proper effect. The ideal day to start is between 3 to 5 days after the start of your menstrual period.
Step 3

Take roughly 80mg of soy isoflavones per day, with food. This should work out to two pill supplements, but you must check the package to determine how much is in each pill. The precise time of day is unimportant, but you should take the supplement at the same time everyday. Many women prefer to take it at night to avoid side effects during the day.
Step 4

Repeat the above for 5 days, taking 80mg worth of supplement each day OTHERS HAVE RECOMMENDED TO TAKE DOUBLE SOY WHAT YOU HAD TAKEN OF CLOMID. Then stop! You should not continue for more than 5 days, as this could have a negative impact on ovulation and actually delay your natural cycle.
Step 5

You may wish to track your fertility using basal body temperature. If you do not ovulate, you may wish to increase the isoflavone dosage

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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 01:27 AM   2
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I'm going to follow your research because I drink soy milk (lactose intolerant) and I'm yet to find conclusive evidence as to whether I should give it up or not. Some people say Soy is bad and should be avoided and others say look at countries where they have soy diets and still have babies.

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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 08:21 AM   3
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I think that like everything too much of something can be bad for u and as soy help your body produce more estrogen that might be why some believe that too much of it can give your body too much estrogen and not that much of the other hormones

It is worth looking into though

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