There has been some pioneering research carried out in the field of fertility over the past number of years, and the following finding is making waves around the world right now.
A team of scientists from the US and Poland claim that a compound which naturally occurs in red wine and grapes could boost the fertility of women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
PCOS, which is triggered by a hormonal imbalance, can wreak havoc with a woman’s period which, in turn, can create fertility problems.
Researchers are hopeful, however, after making a very interesting finding in relation to a type of natural phenol called resveratrol.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, resveratrol has been found to lower testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels in PCOS patients – thus boosting their chances of conceiving.
As part of their experiment, the team closely analysed the effect of resveratrol on 30 women with PCOS.
The group was divided into two, with one lot receiving a resveratrol supplement and the other a placebo pill to take daily.
At the end of the trial, the women were all given blood tests. The results showed that testosterone levels in the women who took the supplement dropped by almost a quarter (23.1 percent); there was a similar drop in levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate.
Meanwhile, those women who took the placebo experience an increase of 2.9 percent in their testosterone levels.
With further testing due to take place, let’s hope the researchers can really make a difference with these results.
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