I just want to state it again, that I really believe Visalus helped my fertility and also helped me get pregnant, because they just helped me to be healthier all-around, and they also helped my husband. We were both taking the ViPak and drinking the shakes, for about 5 months prior to conception, and they say that's about the amount of time you're supposed to really try to take, to improve your health, so you can have healthy eggs and sperm, etc. etc..
I want to mention again, that I am 43 years old, had been TTC for 5 years, and this was my first pregnancy (after I took the ViPak). I never went to a Fertility doctor, or had to undergo any expensive fertility treatments (though I did take Fertil Plus, which really does work). But looking back at it, I would have been concerned about the "viability of my eggs" or the viability of my husband's sperm, if I had gotten pregnant and hadn't been on the ViPak (if that would even have been possible). Sadly, I am not pregnant anymore, due to an overdose of Vitamin C (I miscarried at 7 weeks... you can read the full story in my other blog post on Vitamin C, which should be listed to the right). But I am just so happy to have been introduced to Visalus! Now that I'm back on the Vi-Pak, I'm all charged up and back in the TTC pool, full force!
This is a video with Dr. Michael Seidman, explaining the health benefits of the ViPak:
I saw another really cool video on YouTube today and wanted to share it (below). This woman was drinking Visalus shakes and also taking the vitamins throughout her pregnancy, and said she never felt that good while she was pregnant.
I do want to state here, that I have heard the ViPak is not recommended for pregnant women. But I'm not sure if it was because they want to make it clear that you shouldn't be trying to lose too much weight while you're pregnant. Whatever the case, it seems to have worked well for her!
I know, I know - pregnancy causes fatigue, I get it. I honestly didn't feel like fatigue was a huge issue (not like I expected, anyway). But I guess, I just wanted my energy level to be higher. I was just talking to a girl friend who said that when she got pregnant a few years ago, she felt great. Maybe she just got lucky with the hormonal changes (I hear different kids produce different hormones). Or maybe it was partly because she felt happy to be pregnant?
I have decided that, if and when I ever get pregnant again, I'm pretty sure I want to continue running. I'm going to make it one of those "survival of the fittest" things. If this baby was meant to be, then he or she is going to have to be able to withstand 20-45 minutes of bouncing around (from me jogging) 4-5 times a week. Maybe I'll be blessed with a tough cookie of a kid.
Don't worry, if I get pregnant again, I'm going to do more research before taking the ViPak - I wouldn't want to take it while pregnant if it could harm the kid! But who knows, maybe it would be safe. I'll post more on the subject when I do my research.