What exactly is folic acid?
Folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, is a vitamin that is not produced by the body itself and can only be stored in small amounts. It must therefore be taken in regularly with food.
An adequate supply of folic acid is particularly recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as an increased folate level can reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the child.
However, even before pregnancy, the female body should be adequately supplied with the vitamin, as folic acid plays an essential role in cell divisionand is therefore essential for the growth of maternal tissue and placenta.
How can Monk’s Pepper support the female body in its desire to have children?
The medicinal and spice plant Monk’s Pepper, also known as chaste mud or Vitex Agnus Castus, has been used in naturopathy for many centuries, including for conditions such as PMS, menstrual pain, menstrual cramps and even amenorrhea(absence of the cycle), menopausal problems and unfulfilled desire for children.
Some studies show that an extract of the monk’s pepper fruit can help a woman’s body to regulate her hormone balance. Monk’s Pepper can thus help with cycle disorders that result from too high a prolactin content, as too high a prolactin level interferes with the maturation of the egg and ovulation. Monk’s Pepper inhibits the release of prolactin and thus helps to regulate the cycle.
Furthermore, Monk’s Pepper stimulates the production of corpus luteum hormoneby stimulating the pituitary gland, which can promote the implantation of a fertilized egg.