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The four phases in the cycle can differ from woman to woman. When trying to conceive, it is important to know when you can expect your fertile days.
With your diet and dietary supplements, you can balance your hormone levels and, if necessary, counteract symptoms such as PMS or menstrual pain with certain nutrients and vitamins.
How do hormones affect the length of the menstrual cycle?
Some women have periods that are very regular and other women have more irregular periods. The menstrual cycle is controlled by the hormones estrogen, progesterone and FSH.
With a short cycle, the concentration of estrogen can be increased and the hormone level of FSH can increase earlier. With a longer cycle, estrogen levels may be low in the follicular phase while LH levels may be elevated. The menstrual cycle can also shorten or lengthen if an egg cell is not released in a cycle. This process is called anovulation.
It can therefore happen that ovulation does not occur in a month and the cycle length changes for a short time. In relatively few women, anovulation can be chronic. This could be due to a hormonal imbalance. However, various medications, constant stress, anxiety, overweight or underweight and high levels of physical exertion can also lead to ovulation not occurring or periods being irregular.
You can balance symptoms such as depressive moods, abdominal pain or exhaustion with a dietary supplement. Our products contain important ingredients for your well-being.
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It is always important for health to provide the body with sufficient nutrients. A deficiency can mean that the desire to have children remains unfulfilled. Therefore, it makes sense to pay attention to a healthy, balanced diet. With dietary supplements, the supply of the body can be ensured.
We carry various products whose ingredients are beneficial for baby planning.
Zinc can contribute to the normal maintenance of your skin and hair. It is known for wound healing and cell growth. The mineral can also help protect cells from oxidative stress.
Magnesium plays a role in your muscle contraction, heart activity and serves as a communication between muscle cells and nerve cells. Therefore, a sufficient amount of the mineral is important. In addition, the ingredient can have the effect of supporting energy metabolism.
The daily intake of magnesium should be 300 mg - 350 mg for women, slightly higher for breastfeeding women. Men can be adequately covered with an amount of 350 mg - 400 mg.
Vitamin B6 contributes to balanced hormone activity and can ensure that mental functions work normally. In addition, together with other B vitamins and folate, it can regulate the homocysteine metabolism.
Folic acid (BXNUMX)
Our product also contains folic acid. The vitamin can increase fertility and promote your desire to have children. We use folate, the natural form of folic acid. So it can be processed directly by the body.
If you wish to become pregnant, you should start taking folic acid before fertilization has taken place. We recommend 400 micrograms of folic acid per day.
Lady's mantle is known for its use in menstrual cramps and the antispasmodic and relaxing effect. Like other ingredients, lady's mantle can accompany you from the desire to have children to pregnancy and breastfeeding due to the possible effect it has on your body.
Vitamin B12 cannot be produced by your body itself. It is mainly found in animal products such as meat and dairy products. The vitamin can be important for cell division, nerve function and blood formation.
Note: Talk to your doctor before taking tablets or capsules and have a blood test done if necessary.
How do menstrual cycles work?
The female menstrual cycle means the change in the uterine lining from the first day of menstruation to the first day of the following menstruation.
During the menstrual cycle, the maturation of an egg cell in the ovary can take place synchronously. Hormonal regulation can control the cycle-dependent changes that manifest as your period.
The menstrual cycle normally has four phases, with ovulation (ovulation or rupture of the follicles) not being a phase. Ovulation is the transition from the first half of the cycle to the second half. That is why there is often talk of three phases.
Note: At an average age of 51, women reach menopause. Now the period can be irregular. It is assumed that when the last menstrual period occurs, the supply of follicles in the ovaries has been used up.
These are the four phases
The so-called desquamation phase describes the first to fourth day of the cycle. The corpus luteum probably regressed in the previous cycle. In addition, the production of progesterone (corpus luteum hormone) was normally stopped. Due to the lack of progesterone, the uterine lining can be shed with the menstrual period. This happens when the muscles of the uterus contract and the contraction removes the functional layer of the mucous membrane from the body of the uterus with the help of about 50 milliliters of blood. What remains is the basal mucosal layer.
This build-up phase can last from the fifth to the 14th day of the cycle. During this time, the uterine layer can build up again and a follicle can mature. The hormone estrogen is responsible for these processes. This hormone can also ensure that the uterine canal (cervix) opens and the cervical mucus can liquefy.
Ovulation is usually triggered between the 12th and 14th day. In return, the FSH hormone can rise and the estrogen level can fall. During this period, the follicle can rupture, so that the egg cell it contains is flushed into the fallopian tube. From there it is transported to the uterus. Now fertilization can take place, because due to the opening of the uterine canal and the liquefaction of cervical mucus, sperm are able to reach the fallopian tube. The egg cell dies if fertilization does not take place within this time.
After ovulation comes the secretion phase, which can last from the 15th to the 28th day of the cycle. The corpus luteum can mature in the ovary. It can produce the corpus luteum hormone progesterone and estrogen. These hormones normally cause the lining of the uterus to thicken. In the luteal phase, the cervical mucus can thicken and the uterine canal narrow. At the end of this phase, the corpus luteum can regress and progesterone levels can drop.
What happens when fertilization occurs?
Your fertile days are during ovulation. After you ovulate, the egg can be fertilized for about 24 hours. However, sperm can survive for up to five days. It is therefore possible for your fertility to last longer.
If fertilization occurs, the egg cell migrates into the uterus. This can take a few days. Meanwhile, the uterine lining can prepare for the implantation of the egg cell. This is caused by the hormone estrogen.
After the egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus, the body can produce the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This is the pregnancy hormone. It can cause the empty follicle to remain. The corpus luteum now normally produces more progesterone and estrogen, which prevents the lining of the uterus from being shed.