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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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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