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I recommend glyconutrients for pregnancy as a supplement to improve outcomes of the mother and the baby. I have 11 years of experience with glyconutrients and the incredible benefits that have been noted and documented with clinical experience. So much so, that it is mandatory for all my pregnant patients.
These nutrients are so incredible that we would rather deliver pregnant women who are on them rather than not. Therefore, it has been clinically proven that it is safer for the mother and baby to be delivered if the mother is on glyconutrients in the pregnancy.

“Glycoproteins must be incorporated in the diet by both partners. According to Harper’s Biochemistry Textbook, Chapter 56, 24th Edition, the sperm cannot find the egg without these nutrients. The glycoproteins must come from our diets and they are molecules that sit on the surface of all living cells.”

“If there is a problem with sperm count, the man will need L-arginine. This amino acid must be present in the diet, and balanced with the other essential amino acids, for the sperm count to rise.”

L-arganine can be found in the product PLUS – that is why both the man and woman are advised to take Ambrotose (glyconutrients) and PLUS.

In pregnancy we are building a baby and prevention is the key. We want to prevent infections, gestational diabetes, hypertension, yes and cancers, which might occur in pregnancy, such as breast cancers. Do these nutrients “cure” these disease and conditions? NO!! We are simply supplementing food, from God, that was put on this planet for pregnant women to eat, which contain these essential “sugars” that we absolutely DO NOT get in our diets anymore. So to supplement a pregnant woman is the ultimate PREVENTION THERAPY. Since it is food, it is non-toxic at any level and safe in pregnancy. So after 11 years, and 1000′s of mothers, I can safely say that adding these nutraceuticals to the diet, DO IMPROVE OUTCOMES OF MOTHER AND BABY.

Pregnancy

This is a blog for women with fertility issues and struggling to become pregnant. We offer you real solutions the way God intended, through nature.

See also our Facebook group GlycoBabies

Margaret’s thoughts on Ambrotose & Pregnancy

I had been suffering from hormonal imbalances from an early age and the doctors warned me that I may experience some difficulty falling pregnant. My husband and I decided in March 2011 that I would go off the pill, but that we not do any specific planning, tests or fertility treatment. [This was her second marriage.]

We were both 38 and realised that we are probably entering a more risky age for starting a family. My father, Prof Basie Wessels, talked us into taking Ambrotose, supplemented by the appropriate Mannatech products. In my case I also used Plus, PhytoMatrix and Omega-3.

I fell pregnant with identical twins in September 2011, and had a hassle free pregnancy. Not many people know that only fraternal (non-identical) twins are caused by genetics/family history or fertility treatment; identical twins are pure chance.

Although the doctors could not give me an opinion on the continued use of Ambrotose during pregnancy, I decided to keep going. When I did my 12-week scan with a specialist, a necessity due to my age, I was told that my pregnancy risk profile resembled that of a 23 year old. My chances of having Down syndrome complications were rated as insignificant.

During my pregnancy I was lucky to have no cravings or concerns and only picked up 12 kg with the twins. They were born at 35.5 weeks (identical twins full term is 36 weeks), weighing 2.10 and 1.96 kg, respectively. Through the continued use of Ambrotose (through breastfeeding) the babies have been exceptionally strong from birth. Our doctor continuously comments on the unusual strength of the babies’ necks.

An added bonus has been mom and dad’s health and wellness, and incredible growth of hair, nails and general wellbeing – something that did not stop post-pregnancy. Our whole family uses Mannatech’s products.

My best wishes to those who are trying to fall pregnant. My view on Ambrotose and Mannatech is that it can do no harm, and if there is something out there that may contribute to the possibility and wellbeing of a new baby, it certainly is worth a try and the belief that anything is possible. I truly believe that it was a critical part of our journey.

[Margaret and her husband, John, are product users only; they are not involved in the business part.]

A friend’s daughter who had been struggling to get pregnant due to her husband’s health, heard Margaret’s story and decided to use the products as well. She fell pregnant within a few months. Her twin daughters are now a year old.

Best products to help speed up fertilisation — let the cells talk!

Every cell in your body requires a variety of nutrients – even the egg cells and sperm cells – to help build and support its proper structure and function. Your body is building millions of new cells every second.

Cell surface sugar structures called glycoproteins are necessary for the proper recognition and functioning of many cells. When “sugars” are missing from the glycoprotein structures, cells cannot function normally. Ambrotose will help the cells function normally again.

See also Ambrotose (Glyconutrients) and the Sweet Language of Life video on YouTube (only 12 minutes; there is a longer version also)

Associate Price of Advanced Ambrotose:

120 capsules: R400
Powder (60 g): R685Powder (120 g): R 1240
Plus delivery fees

PLUS – also inspired by Real Food Technology solutions – include a unique blend of standardised nutrients formulated to keep your endocrine system healthy. A healthy endocrine system provides a full array of hormones that can provide balance to your cells and organs.

Associate Price for PLUS (90 capsules): R325

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Dr Vicky Arcady says as follows on Healthy Answers:
“One’s diet needs to be abundant with nutrients for the sperm and egg to directly benefit and favor fertility. For those who anticipate creation of a family, part of this process should be the focus on the health of both partners prior to conception or preconception. By improving health and taking steps to become healthier at least one year prior to conception, will improve the probability of fertilization of a healthier sperm and a healthier egg. This will create a healthy fetus until the birth, which will result ultimately with a healthier baby.

Actually, normal physiology demonstrates that the preconception nutrition is more important than most people realize. Pre-pregnancy nutrition can determine if the fertilized egg “sticks” or not. If the embryo “sticks” (implants in the uterine wall and continues to develop), then we will have pregnancy ensue. Otherwise, there may be a miscarriage. The reason for this is, upon union of the sperm and the egg, the embryo depends almost exclusively on the preconception nutrition and the nutritional quality of the lining of the uterus for its ability to be nourished after implantation in the uterine lining.”

Other testimonials

Jo
I first heard about glyconutrients when I was about four months pregnant. I had lost weight early in the pregnancy and my energy levels were very low. I had been spending a lot of my time sleeping and feeling exhausted the rest of the time. I wanted to improve how I had been feeling but was unsure about taking the glyconutrients. I wanted to make sure they were completely safe for me and the baby. I was one of those pregnant women who wouldn’t take or eat anything unless I’d researched it and found it to be completely safe. So I did the research and found that it was safe to take. I started taking the glyconutrients and soon after I noticed that my energy levels were much better. During the rest of my pregnancy I didn’t suffer from cravings, mood swings, or excessive tiredness and I even started working again. I believe they also helped my energy levels during childbirth as I had a 20 hour labor with no pain medication. I am feeling fantastic after the birth also. I believe taking the glyconutrients also helped my baby as she was born on time, with no complications and is still wonderfully healthy and alert.

Keryn Harris
I started on Mannatech Products solely to not get colds. I was sick of antibiotics (15 courses in 12 months). 9 months after starting to take the products, we were surprised to find out I was 6 weeks pregnant. Why surprised? I had been told by my Gynecologist that when I wanted to have kids, the only way would be IVF. What was even better… by this stage, I was only taking 1 of the 13 prescriptions I was taking prior to getting started on the Optimal range. We now have two babies (6 and 3 – both MannaBabies)

Melanie
I first heard about glyconutrients when I was about four months pregnant. I had lost weight early in the pregnancy and my energy levels were very low. I had been spending a lot of my time sleeping and feeling exhausted the rest of the time. I wanted to improve how I had been feeling but was unsure about taking the glyconutrients. I wanted to make sure they were completely safe for me and the baby. I was one of those pregnant women who wouldn’t take or eat anything unless I’d researched it and found it to be completely safe. So I did the research and found that it was safe to take. I started taking the glyconutrients and soon after I noticed that my energy levels were much better. During the rest of my pregnancy I didn’t suffer from cravings, mood swings, or excessive tiredness and I even started working again. I believe they also helped my energy levels during childbirth as I had a 20 hour labour with no pain medication. I am feeling fantastic after the birth also. I believe taking the glyconutrients also helped my baby as she was born on time, with no complications and is still wonderfully healthy and alert.

Andrea Brooks
I wanted a child, however I kept having miscarriages within the first 10 weeks. I had three that I know of in 3 years. I believe there were more and happened too early to tell. My OB/Gyn told me that my body saw the baby as an invader and my immune system was too high. He didn’t know what to do to solve the problem. He gave me no hope at all of ever having a child. After having the third miscarriage, I was sitting in Dr. Budweiser’s Chiropractic Office for treatment. I was really stressed out and my back was in knots. Finally, I got some hope. Dr. Budweiser told me he would do some research and get back to me on the next visit. On my next visit, Dr. Budweiser introduced me to some Real Food Supplements. I had some hope! ! ! I started on my supplement regimen and took it faithfully. Changed my eating habits and started shopping at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. I even did a little exercising. It took about two years to get my body back in balance. I felt great for the first time in years. My hair, my skin and my energy were fantabulous! ! ! It happened, I got pregnant! ! ! I would not admit it until I passed the 10 week mark. On the 11th week I went back to my OB/Gyn. He was surprised and couldn’t believe it took me so long to come to his office. I had a very happy and healthy pregnancy. I continued my supplement regimen throughout my pregnancy. My doctor told me that my pregnancy in the years was the most uneventful. I had absolutely no issues. No morning sickness, no bloating, no sleeping issues, no pains. I’m happy to say I now have a healthy 11 year old boy. He has taken these Real Food Supplements literally all of his life. I was able to nurse for 18 months. I would put glyconutrients in each bottle I pumped. I made my own formula with the Meal Replacement Shake and my milk. I thank God for Dr. Budweiser introducing me to these Real Food Supplements! ! ! Thank you!”

From Dr Budweiser Hawkins’ website: http://www.drbudweiser.com/#!success-stories/cjm8

Ricardi
My wife struggled to get pregnant for 2.5 years. We went on Mannatech and 2 month later she was pregnant. She kept using PLUS throughout the pregnancy. Our daughter is the healthliest liveliest girl in the word. She breatsfed for 3 month then went on formula, but since she’s been on formula, we’ve been giving her ambrotose once a day and she hasn’t had the sniffles yet. She’s 7 months old and has 3 teeth without the normal issues they might have whilst teething. In my opinion, use it, it’s great. Afterall, ambrotose is just food. Your doctor won’t tell you to stop eating vegetables when your pregnant. The reason they say not to take when pregnant, is the same reason why you should take any supplement during pregnancy, because no one has done the tests to see how it affects the baby. With ambrotose though, the ingredients are completely harmless, in my opinion… Did a lot of research.

Unknown
A number of years ago, a 42-year-old woman had not been able to get pregnant, even after extensive fertility treatments. The doctors told her it was not possible. Now just recently, after taking glyconutrition for just a short time, she got pregnant (to her surprise and consternation)!

Unknown
I used ambrotose many years ago. At least it is not harmful. I took it while I was trying to get pregnant via IVF. I did not tell my DR about it until we were past egg retrieval and he told me that he retrieved a disappointing number of eggs. I freaked out and confessed my use of this supplement. He assured me that I did not harm my chances of conception, but he scoffed at the idea that I’d spent my money well.
Despite the odds of success being really, really low (this was our 6th attempt at pregnancy via IVF; our 2nd with this particular team), I did conceive. My healthy daughter is now 11 years old.
I do not credit this supplement with my success. But it is a weird coincidence.