Vitamin C and Progesterone Deficiency

This is a topic near and dear to my heart since I’ve had so many problems with hormonal imbalances since my teenage years.

But it wasn’t until I was told by my reproductive endocrinologist that I wasn’t able to sustain a pregnancy (also known as recurrent pregnancy loss) that I really got serious about fixing this problem.  I had gotten so used to having miserable periods with long stretches of spotting that those symptoms hadn’t been quite so alarming to me (of course, this was wrong as well!)…but my fertility wasn’t something that I was going to mess around with.

Vitamin C and Progesterone Deficiency

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This video focuses on a very small subtopic of an otherwise huge discussion.  But I think it’s an important topic to cover nonetheless because progesterone deficiency is so prevalent (and the effects range from uncomfortable to down right heartbreaking) and whole food sources of Vitamin C are abundant.

Important disclaimer:

The information in this post, this video, and really everywhere on this website is for general information only and is is no way a substitute of profession medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  All health problems and concerns should be addressed by a qualified health care professional, so I highly discourage the practice of diagnosing and treating based off general information found in books, blogs, videos, on the internet at large, etc. If you’re having a hard time finding a health care professional you feel comfortable with, I recommend using this approach outlined here.

As mentioned in the video, here are the Top 20 Whole Food Sources of Vitamin C:

  1. Lemons and Limes
  2. Papaya
  3. Bell Peppers
  4. Brussels Sprouts
  5. Strawberries
  6. Pineapple
  7. Oranges
  8. Kiwifruit
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Cauliflower
  11. Kale
  12. Cabbage
  13. Bok Coy
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Parsley
  16. Turnip Greens
  17. Spinach
  18. Asparagus
  19. Fennel
  20. Thyme

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Reference article:

Murray AA, Molinek MD, Baker SJ, Kojima FN, Smith MF, Hillier SG, Spears N. Role of ascorbic acid in promoting follicle integrity and survival in intact mouse ovarian follicles in vitro. Reproduction. 2001 Jan;121(1):89-96. PubMed PMID: 11226031.

 

 

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