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Old Jan 9th, 2015, 17:37 PM   1
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Spearmint Cysters for Science! | 20 ladies so far!


I read that high testosterone (PCOS) could be lowered pretty quickly by spearmint tea. Loving a good bit of science, I had my testosterone levels drawn, and they came back at 56. I started drinking at least two cups (usually 4-5 haha) of spearmint tea every day for a month. I had my testosterone drawn again this week, and it's down to 35! It has never been tested this low, so I'm very pleased! I wondered if anyone else had tried it.


EDIT: According to FF, I've just ovulated for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE without Clomid or Femara on my second month of spearmint tea! I'm so impressed! I wish I had known about this sooner!

So I'm changing the title and making this a group for any Cysters out there who want to join us on our spearmint journey!

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, nor do I work in the medical field. This is just my personal experience! If you have questions, ask your doctor. If you want to see a study about spearmint lowering testosterone, click HERE!

Where can I buy it?

For the US:
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Loose Leaf
Plain Spearmint
http://theteaspot.com/spearmint-mint-tea.html
http://www.davidsonstea.com/Spearmin...oose_Leaf.aspx
http://www.divinitea.com/organic-spearmint-leaf

Spearmint And...
(Note!: Avoid teas with lemon balm, lemongrass, lemon verbena, and/or chamomile if you are or may be pregnant. There is debate over whether or not these are safe during pregnancy. Best to be on the safe side! Always research the ingredients of your herbal teas to make sure they're safe!)
Green Tea:
Green tea can contain the same amount of caffeine as regular black tea, so consume in moderation. No more than two cups a day if you're watching your caffeine.)
http://www.davidsonstea.com/Moroccan...oose_Leaf.aspx
http://www.teavana.com/the-teas/gree...mint-green-tea
Other:
http://coffeecityusa.com/flavored-te...rmint-tea.html (Spearmint and black tea. This is available in decaff, and I would recommend that if you're pregnant!)

Tea Bags
http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Spearmint-Leaf-Tea-Bags
http://www.iherb.com/Alvita-Teas-Org...-oz-40-g/55490
http://www.vitacost.com/bigelow-tea-...lantation-mint (Black tea and spearmint. Limit consumption due to caffeine.)

In Stores
Whole Foods (Carries pure spearmint tea, as well as blends. Check ingredients for safety.)
Walmart (Carries some blends. Check ingredients for safety.)
Meijer (Carries some blends. Check ingredients for safety.)

Also check your local area for organic health alternative stores. I have one right down the road that carries pure spearmint tea in bags, as well as some blends.


For the UK:
Spoiler
Loose Leaf
Plain Spearmint
http://www.sympathyteas.co.uk/spearmint.php
http://www.theteahouseltd.com/herbal...Coarse&m2=75_g
http://www.theteahouseltd.com/herbal...remium&m2=75_g
http://www.adagio.uk.com/herbal/spearmint.html

Spearmint And...
(Note!: Avoid teas with lemon balm, lemongrass, lemon verbena, and/or chamomile if you are or may be pregnant. There is debate over whether or not these are safe during pregnancy. Best to be on the safe side! Always research the ingredients of your herbal teas to make sure they're safe!)
http://www.t2tea.com/oolong-fresh.html (Oolong and Spearmint. This contains some caffeine.)
http://www.t2tea.com/ready-set-raspberry.html (Raspberry and Spearmint.)
http://www.t2tea.com/vanilla-mint.html (Vanilla and spearmint.)

Tea Bags
Spearmint and Green Tea
Green tea can contain the same amount of caffeine as regular black tea, so consume in moderation. No more than two cups a day if you're watching your caffeine.
http://www.clipperteashop.com/collec...r-mints-20-bag
http://shop.pukkaherbs.com/cool-mint-green-1.html

Just Spearmint
http://shop.pukkaherbs.com/three-mint-1.html
http://www.sympathyteas.co.uk/prodde...hp?prod=pure11



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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 11:37 AM   2
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Never heard of it? But did receive a whole pack of spearmint tea from one of my parents as a gift so I might as well try it!

I haven't been diagnosed with pcos (ultrasound and blood levels showed negative for pcos every time) BUT I think I might have a subclinical case since I do struggle with anovulation as well as increased body hair and acne.

Interesting info. Hope it makes a difference in your ttc journey!



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 11:50 AM   3
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 18:22 PM   4
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Ooo, I'd never heard of this before! Deffo going to give it a try x



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 18:28 PM   5
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Definitely definitely give it a try! My endocrinologist is impressed. He says he's going to recommend it to some of his other patients.

I was impressed it went down 20 points in just one month!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2015, 08:55 AM   6
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I've updated the first post with some exciting news (for me ), and decided to turn this into a group for anyone who wants to give the tea a try!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2015, 08:58 AM   7
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I have pcos without cysts and ovulate late in my cycle - usually day 26-35
Last cycle I started spearmint tea and ovulated on day 20
This cycle I ovulated on day 15 for the first time in my life!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2015, 09:02 AM   8
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Welcome and congrats!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2015, 12:29 PM   9
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ooh ive to try it! does it matter that quality ? because i know when i was pregnant with my son and i was trying to use raspberry leaf tea it had to be a good quality or high concentrate or something if that makes sense. what brands are you using?

my mom works in a health store i might ask her to have a look currently on my first round of 100mg clomid



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2015, 13:36 PM   10
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I don't know that quality really matters? I've used pre-bagged from the healthfood stores, but mostly I've been using pure loose-leaf spearmint. I ordered it online. I live in the US and order it from Canada, but you can order it to the UK here! It was a LOT cheaper than the bags!

But they probably have bags at the store your mom works at. Let me know when you start it, and I'll make you a ticker from the main page!



 
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