Grapefruit / soy

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  1. Missclarabel

    Missclarabel Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, been reading about people taking soy /grapefruit t glp with TTC - can someone help explain why they are good for you and what particular aspect with TTC they help with?
    Thanks! Xx
     
  2. jadenblu

    jadenblu Well-Known Member

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    Soy (specifically Isoflavones) taken at the beginning of your cycle acts like Clomid and tricks your body into producing more estrogen, which can stimulate ovulation. Useful if you have irregular cycles or don't naturally ovulate. There's a few threads about their benefits, including a big discussion (think it's called "Nature's Clomid" if you search for it).

    I remember reading grapefruit was good, but it tasted SO foul that I forget why. :lol: I have a feeling it was to improve EWCM, but I'm sure someone knows better.
     
  3. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

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    Grapefruit juice is great for increasing EWCM - works for me anyway xxx
     
  4. Stinas

    Stinas Twin Mommy!

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    I cant stand grapefruit juice, but I guess im going to have to like it now.
    How much of it and when should we drink it? I am on CD 4...too early or too late?
     
  5. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

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    I usually start taking it about 6 days before I'm due to ovulate. I was a bit late starting it last cycle (3 days before ov) and my EWCM wasn't nearly as good. I don't mind grapefruit juice but by the time I ovulate I'm sick to death of it.
    Good luck xxx
     
  6. Missclarabel

    Missclarabel Well-Known Member

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    Happ shopper- your tag Line made me lol! I spent a fortune in boots yesterday- but feel it's all worth it!
    Must try grapefruit next month if no BFP

    GL to everyone. X
     
  7. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MissClarabel, I'm sure that if I add up everything I've spent in pursuit of my very elusive :bfp: I'd faint. I really hope its worth it.
    Good luck xxx
     

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