Here’s Why You Should Sip On Red Raspberry Leaf Tea When Pregnant or Trying to Conceive
This herb has been utilized for centuries due to its medicinal strength. Drinking at least two cups a day is said to have several benefits in your fertility journey. It can be as easy as steeping two teaspoons in one cup of boiling water for ten to fifteen minutes. Whether you are wanting to conceive or if you are already pregnant, this tonic herb might be exactly the beverage you need to add to your regimen. From minerals to vitamins, let’s breakdown what makes it so effective.
It contains key minerals
In just one ounce of raspberry leaf, you get over 400 mg of both calcium and potassium, over 100g of magnesium, along with more than 3g of iron and manganese. It also contains selenium.
Calcium supports hormonal balance and embryo growth. It also helps create an alkaline environment in the reproductive tract, which is healthy for conception.
Women who suffer with ovarian cysts that affect ovulation are found to have low potassium levels, so it’s definitely beneficial that just an ounce of raspberry tea leaf has 400 mg.
Also known as “nature’s chill pill,” magnesium helps activate mechanisms that can calm you. This positively affects the nervous system. Since quality sleep is one of the most critical components to optimal fertility, it can be advantageous to utilize magnesium if you want better sleep. Magnesium also helps balance the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Getting more iron supports ovulation and can help you steer clear of ovulatory issues. Research has shown that when women boosted their iron intake with supplements, they significantly lowered their risk of ovulatory infertility compared to those who didn’t increase their iron intake.
This trace mineral is vital for the human body. The human body can’t produce manganese, but it’s only needed in small amounts. A diet low in manganese may increase the risk of your ovary failing to release an egg.
Selenium not only plays a role in protecting your body from oxidative stress, but it also supports proper thyroid function, DNA synthesis, and reproduction. Not only can it promote healthy follicles in the ovaries, but a recent study showed that selenium can also help a woman’s eggs by maintaining the health of the follicular fluid surrounding it.
It’s packed with vitamins
You also get vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3 (niacin) as well as vitamins C and E.
Studies show that Vitamin A supports female reproduction and embryonic development. Furthermore, research suggests that if you are attempting to get pregnant, you should make sure that your vitamin A is at proper levels.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3 (niacin).
Studies show that intake of vitamins B1, B2, and niacin were inversely related to the risk of ovulatory infertility. The body uses vitamin B2 to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. If you are trying to get pregnant, this is particularly important because nutrition is key. If you are lacking B2, needed macronutrients, can’t be digested and utilized in a peak manner. Protein is particularly important as it builds cells and tissues, so if you’re trying to conceive, vitamin B2 is essential because it helps break it down. Niacin also known as B3, not only helps digestive health, but is believed to reduce the risk of birth defects and miscarriage.
Vitamin C & E
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that reduces the negative impact of free radicals, and in turn reduces cellular damage in the body. Vitamin C may also improve blood flow. Vitamin C & E are also both known to improve egg quality. Also, since Vitamin E can increase cervical mucus, it can aid in keeping sperm alive longer.
Lifestyle rituals are powerful
It’s amazing to see how each mineral and vitamin can play a part in the bigger picture of your fertility journey. If you are struggling to conceive, you can seek support from our team at the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center. We have a comprehensive fertility wellness division that includes nutrition counseling, acupuncture, spiritual counseling and fertility therapy. We are here to help, just call 949-516-0606 to speak with our office about booking a session, or you can book an online consultation with our founder, Dr. Rosencrantz, to speak about your fertility needs.