How to Use Systemic Enzyme Therapy to Increase Your Fertility…

How to Use Systemic Enzyme Therapy to Increase Your Fertility…

What are Enzymes?

Occurring in every living thing on earth, enzymes are biological molecules that catalyze (increase the rate of) chemical reactions. Almost all chemical reactions in the cell need enzymes in order to occur at rates sufficient for life. They build new proteins, cells, tissues and organs, and also break down these same tissues.

The ability to ward off disease, repair injuries and sustain the body’s homeostasis are all connected to the concentration and strength of enzymes we have in our bodies. There are over 3,000 different types of enzymes in the human body, constantly at work initiating millions of chemical reactions every second. If we did not have enzymes there would be no digestion, no blood coagulation, no reproduction, no breathing and no use of the senses. This gives you an idea of how important enzymes are for the body.

In the body there are many different types of enzymes. We have all heard about digestive enzymes, which help us to digest our food, but there are enzymes that help with all the other functions of the body as well, these are called systemic enzymes. Systemic enzymes work on the entire system.

Benefits of Systemic Enzymes

Systemic enzymes have been shown beneficial for healthy fertility.

Systemic enzymes have been shown beneficial for healthy fertility.

Some of the beneficial actions systemic enzymes have within the body are to counteract chronic inflammation, reduce the substances in the blood that can trigger a hyper-autoimmune response, break down fibrin (the substance that scar tissue is made from), and improve blood flexibility and flow. All of these actions can help to support healthy reproductive function.

Anti-Inflammatory Effect
Systemic enzymes help to break down the substances in the blood that create inflammation and infection. This may benefit those experiencing chronic inflammation related to a fertility issue such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, PID or ovarian cysts.

Chronic inflammation can be caused from and cause injury to the healthy tissues of the reproductive system that are being invaded by foreign tissue or infection. Inflammation and foreign tissue growth can create scar tissue and adhesion formation in the reproductive organs and the surrounding structures within the abdominal cavity. Inflammation can also cause pain. Pain is a common problem for women with chronic inflammation due to fertility issues, especially endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Reducing inflammation with Systemic Enzyme Therapy may in turn help reduce pain.

Regulatory Effect on the Immune System
Systemic enzymes help the body to reduce the occurrence of a hyperimmune response. One study has shown that they may help to prevent the rejection of the fetus (recurrent miscarriage) and help with other issues related to reproductive immunological imbalances.

Systemic enzymes have also been shown to benefit autoimmune hypothyroidism – Hashimoto’s. One study noted that taking Wobenzym resulted in a reduction of autoimmune antibodies that attack the thyroid. Hypothyroidism can be a cause of infertility or recurrent miscarriages.

Breaks Down Scar Tissue
Systemic enzymes have the ability to break down fibrin, the substance that makes up scar tissue. Scar tissue and adhesion causing fertility issues can form for a variety of reasons including uterine fibroids, pelvic surgery such as Cesarean Section, PID, damage to fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, IUD, or abortion.

How systemic enzyme blends eliminate scar tissue:

  • The systemic enzyme blend works as a biological response modifier; working with the bodies own immune defense system to moderate inflammatory response.
  • They support cleansing of the tissues and promote better circulation.
  • They break down and remove “fibrin”, the make-up of prolonged inflammation and scar tissue/adhesion formation.
  • They break down the proteins in the blood that cause inflammation, this facilitates their removal via the lymphatic and circulatory system.
  • They support a reduction in inflammation, an increase in proper blood formation, and an increase in circulation which helps to hinder scar tissue and adhesion formation, while also reducing pain.

Improves Blood Flow

Systemic enzymes cleanse the blood, promote circulation and stimulate the formation of new, healthy tissue.

Proteolytic enzymes improve blood flow by increasing the flexibility of red blood cells, inhibiting the aggregation of platelets, and helping to prevent abnormal blood clotting. Systemic enzymes also help to support cleansing of the tissues and promote better circulation as well as stimulate formation of new, healthy tissue. Simplified they make the blood less “sticky”. This is beneficial for reproductive health in many ways.

The blood cleansing actions of systemic enzymes help to bring proper circulation to the reproductive system and get the “stagnant blood” cleared out, helping to remove toxins and also bringing fresh oxygenated blood to your uterus, ovaries and eggs. Imbalances which are considered stagnant are endometriosis, PCOS, heavy dark menses, ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids. The fresh oxygenated, free flowing blood is also able to transport more nutrients to the eggs, supporting egg health.

Types of Systemic Enzymes and Their Actions:

The benefits mentioned above have been validated through studies done over the last 40 years on an enzyme blend containing these specific enzymes:

  • Bromelain breaks down protein and is beneficial as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Chymotrypsin breaks down proteins and is primarily an anti-fibroid enzyme. It has a beneficial effect on the blood and works as a catalyst joining the actions of all the enzymes in the blend.
  • Pancreatin is a combination of pancreatic enzymes, secreted by the pancreas, made up of amylase, lipase and protease. These enzymes help to break down carbohydrates, regulate histamine, break down fats, reduce cholesterol, support hormone production, bond with alpha 2-macro-globulin to support immune function, reduce inflammation and increase circulation.
  • Papain, extracted from papaya, breaks down protein and is most beneficial as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Rutin breaks down protein and is beneficial as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Trypsin breaks down proteins and can have beneficial effects on the blood, such as reducing the risk of blood clots.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy for Fertility

Systemic Enzyme Therapy is a natural method utilizing these unique enzymes to help support reproductive health and fertility. There are many fertility issues that may be supported with the use of systemic enzymes. Plan on using them for at least 3 months or more before you begin trying to get pregnant, depending on how long the issues have been around. Here are some of the issues systemic enzymes may help with:

Systemic Enzyme Therapy is one of the best and most effective natural therapies for endometriosis. Systemic enzymes may help to reduce scar tissue and breakdown the excess tissues left from endometriosis.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy may also aid women who have endometriosis by reducing the inflammation caused from the scar tissue irritating the surrounding organs and may help with the pain that sometimes comes from having endometriosis.

The blood cleansing actions of this therapy help to bring proper circulation to the reproductive system and get the “stagnant blood” cleared out, bringing fresh oxygenated blood to your uterus and ovaries.

For this purpose it is best to start the Systemic Enzyme Therapy with The Fertility Cleanse. For endometriosis it is suggested to stay on the Systemic Enzyme Therapy for at least three months prior to trying to get pregnant so all of the stagnant tissues and scar tissues can be cleared.

Recurrent Miscarriage
For recurrent pregnancy losses caused from either immunological response or blood clotting issues, Systemic Enzyme Therapy is an effective option. In a five year study, women who had experienced recurrent miscarriage due to immunological response (more than 30% of miscarriages) were put on a systemic enzyme supplement before and during their pregnancies. 79% of the women carried out their pregnancies to term and gave birth to healthy babies. (Forum Immunologie, 2000) This is an amazing discovery. The only options available before this study were anti-immunological agents similar to the type used in transplant patients, but most doctors will not use them due to their toxicity during pregnancy.

The best product we have found and the product that was actually used in the study mentioned above is Wobenzym N. It is the only systemic enzyme product that has been studied and used during pregnancy. You can also use this study if you would like to talk to your doctor about using this product during pregnancy.

Uterine Fibroids and Cysts
Systemic enzymes have been shown in research to reduce the swelling and pain associated with fibrocystic conditions. They also help the body through its own mechanisms to reduce and eliminate cysts over time. With uterine fibroids, it is important to also make sure you are reducing your estrogen exposure and actively getting rid of excess estrogens, this can be done with the estrogen metabolizer, DIM.

Using Systemic Enzyme Therapy is one of the most important natural therapies for uterine fibroids. I have not found a more powerful way of reducing or supporting the body in eliminating uterine fibroids.

Old Scar Tissue and Blocked Fallopian Tubes
Systemic Enzyme Therapy can help to reduce the scar tissue left from surgeries like cesareans, PID, tubal reversal, abdominal surgery, etc., which may be affecting your reproductive system. Systemic enzymes eat away and reduce the formation of fibrin (the material that makes up scar tissue) over time, making this therapy extremely effective at reducing scar tissue.

Scar tissue and adhesion causing fertility issues can form for a variety of reasons: uterine fibroids, pelvic surgery such as Cesarean Section, PID, damage to fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, IUD, D&C, or abortion.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
A systemic enzyme blend was studied and found to be as effective as medication at helping the body to overcome Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID is a general term used to describe inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and/or fallopian tubes. PID can be caused by parasitic, viral, fungal, but most often through bacterial infection. If left untreated, PID can lead to scar tissue and adhesion formation. If PID advances to this stage it may lead to blocked fallopian tubes and sterility in women. PID often comes from Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD’s). Two thirds of women who have undergone laparoscopic surgery to determine infertility cause who were found to have PID were unaware they even had PID.

A randomized double-blind study was performed on 100 women with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. One group was given 5 tablets of Wobenzym N, three times a day. The control group was given an NSAID drug in the usual dosage. Both groups were also given antibiotics (PID requires antibiotics). The patients were given the treatment for 16 or 17 days. Wobenzym N performed with amazing results in fighting damage to tissues, pain, inflammation and overall pelvic congestion. 57% of women using Wobenzym N were without any complaints, whereas only 6% of women who took NSAIDs were without complaints. Overall, 100% of the the patients who used Wobenzyme N reported their condition as substantially improved, compared to only 73.5 % using the NSAIDs. In addition, studies have shown Wobenzym N enhances the body’s response to the use of antibiotic medications.

Supporting Egg Health
One of the major factors for increasing egg health is to increase the circulation to the ovaries. Systemic Enzyme Therapy can help to cleanse the blood, increase circulation and make the blood less “sticky”. For best results use the Systemic Enzyme Therapy in conjunction with the OvaWise Health Program.

How to Use Systemic Enzymes

For the best results you must take a high quality systemic enzyme that contains the specific enzymes listed in the ‘Types of Enzymes’ list. The one we feel is the best is the enzyme blend that was used in the studies mentioned through out this guide and has been studied and used for over 40 years – Wobenzym N.

“Wobenzym N is the most thoroughly researched enzyme mixture available worldwide. Wobenzym N contains five potent enzymes including pancreatin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, bromelain, and papain, as well as the bioflavanoind rutin. Wobenzym is clearly the most scientifically and clinically validated enzyme formula in the world.” -Michael Loes, M.D., M.D. (H.)

Wobenzym N combines all the beneficial delicate enzymes and is protected by a vegetable-based enteric coating which ensures optimal absorption and utilization in the blood stream.

Suggested Usage: Adults take three (3) tablets, twice daily with water, on an empty stomach. To ensure you have taken the tablets on an empty stomach, take Wobenzym N at least 45 minutes before meals, or 2 hours after eating a meal.

Advanced usage: Adults may gradually increase to 12 per day by taking 3 tablets 4 times per day on an empty stomach.

Take on an empty stomach: This is very important. The enzymes need to make it past the stomach to be absorbed in the intestine. Do not take with food. Wait at least 45 minutes before eating and 2 hours after eating to take your enzymes.

Safety & Side Effects

There has been no toxicity shown from using systemic enzymes. There is no dangerous or lethal dose of systemic enzymes. These enzymes are the same enzymes the body naturally contains. Wobenzym N can be used for preconception and has been shown to be helpful throughout pregnancy (see above information) with the agreement/approval of your doctor.

Stop taking systemic enzymes two weeks prior to any type of surgery. It is best to begin use of systemic enzymes in preparation for conception for best results. If you are using Wobenzym for possible miscarriage prevention, please talk with your doctor and get their approval for use during pregnancy.

Use During Pregnancy

Wobenzym can be used in preconception and has been shown to be helpful throughout pregnancy to help prevent recurrent miscarriage due to immunological imbalances (see study under Recurrent Miscarriage section) with the agreement/approval of your doctor. Please consult with your doctor or midwife before using any supplements during pregnancy.

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  1. Hello,
    I had a surgery for Polyp removal last week and still have some pain today and am looking for a solution for the best repair of the lining – I am in an IVF process and planning to have a embryo transfer, normally at my next cycle – Would you advise the treatment in this situation and one week after surgery? Thanks!

  2. My tubes are blocked and the HSG could not see well all my tubes though no abnormal growth found. Would like to try Wobenzym N. After delivery of my daughter through CS i got an infection which took three months to heal the cut. Because of this the doctor advised i take family planing pills that is normally given after birth but before i finished the first months pills they triggered my blood pressure. Since then my b.p could only be controlled by the high pantessive pills. Im currently on Nilol tabs that i take once daily (evening). Im just wondering if i can go through this natural process with my case of high pantessive. are the any side effects???? Kindly advise

    • Dear Dorothy,

      Wobenzym N is not to be taken without consulting your doctor if you are on medications including those for blood pressure regulation, blood thinners or other NSAID prescribed therapy. Please consult your healthcare provider if wanting to try Wobenzym N.

      Consider also learning about the alternative natural therapy Mercier Therapy, which is a deep pelvic organ manipulative technique to help restore movement and blood flow to the reproductive organs in order to improve fertility. Another alternative natural therapy is Clear Passages which you can read about here… Natural therapies can often be used in combination with medications and may be helpful when herbs and supplements should be avoided.

      I hope this is helpful!

  3. Would you recommend using serrapeptase and nattokinase during ivf cycle in which they noticed endometriomas? My RE told me that they are small and “not producing estrogen” but I would like them gone so they do not create issues down the line.

    • Hi Paula,

      It would be best to run this question past your doctor first. Your doctor may or may not feel comfortable with you taking them around the time of harvest or embryo transfer. Endometriosis is complex and enzymes alone may not be all to consider when wanting to support the body in naturally getting rid of it. Those enzymes help the body mediate immune system and inflammation response, which may be useful for women with endometriosis. At this point, being so close to your IVF cycle, it may be best to just focus on ways to help your body be more receptive of pregnancy, rather than “treating” the endometriomas.

      May your IVF be successful!

  4. Hello, can Wobenzym be taken for endometriosis and C-section scarring whilst breastfeeding?

  5. Was diagnosed stage 3 Endo in 2011 when I had laproscopy to open both tubes which were both 100% blocked. Endo was treated with 3 months of Lupron followed by 3 months of Clomed. Nov 2013 I had Mercier therapy. I just had another HSG test which concluded both tubes are 100% blocked again (appears to be proximal blockage). I am not too excited about another surgery and forced hormones. Would this be an option to help naturally clear my tubes and clean up the endometriosis?

    • Dear Hannah,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy may be included in a program to address these issues. Consider learning why and also how to consider naturally supporting the body’s natural ability to remove excess estrogen from the body, in maintaining its natural inflammatory response, providing it relief from occasional discomfort in the reproductive system and encouraging normal circulation, helping to bring fresh blood and oxygen to the reproductive system all of which benefits each reproductive organ in the articles 5 Steps to Reversing Endometriosis Infertility and Natural Therapies for Blocked Fallopian Tubes.

  6. I have been trying to conceive for about 2 years. I have one kid (5 years) and had a miscarriage 2 years ago. After the miscarriage, I have noticed my periods are like dark brown for first two days and very thick blood, just want to mention here I was also diagnosed polycythemia vera (very high platelets count) after my first pregnancy and I am taking baby aspirin after then. So, is it safe for me to take Wobenzym N and do a Fertility Cleanse? My gynaecologist has checked everything like hormones and for PCOS, all clear. I have no issues, but just high platelets count. Please advise.

    • Dear Bia,

      I am very sorry for your loss!

      We can not suggest taking Wobenzym N or doing a Fertility Cleanse while taking baby aspirin unless being guided in doing so by your healthcare provider. Consider talking with him/her about your interest in Systemic Enzyme Therapy.

  7. Greetings,
    I have severe Adenomyosis and a few small fibroids. MDs recommend complete hysterectomy due to multiple hospitalizations, etc. (I know it’s crazy but it’s not my wish). Can both Serrapeptase and Wobenzym N be used at the same time? Thank you.

  8. Hi! Is it okay to take Wobenzym N after ovulation if trying to conceive?

    • Dear Suzanna,

      Wobenzym N can be taken all cycle long and should be discontinued upon first determination of pregnancy although it has been shown safe for use in pregnancy under the supervision of a healthcare provider/doctor.

  9. Hi, I was wondering if this will work for me since I was diagnosed with cysts on both my ovaries. I have pain on left side after menstruation. Currently I am taking DIM, vitex, vitamin E 400mg, and other vitamins. Also, every day drinking apple cider vinegar, adding this to my regimen will help because currently I am in pain!

  10. I and my colleagues have learned much, much more from this source of information.

  11. I have Hashimoto’s and Graves Disease and was wondering if you have heard of anyone taking the enzymes with Graves Disease?

    • Dear Janae,

      We have a number of clients with autoimmune-related fertility health issues who have considered or used Systemic Enzyme Therapy. This natural therapy is used to support the body in having a healthy inflammation response in a variety of disease states. It is thought that reducing inflammation may help the body to not have unnecessary immune reactions.

      The article How Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Affects Fertility may offer helpful considerations to make when creating a natural fertility program. Know that if wishing for guidance with this, our fertility herbalist is happy to help you. She offers this through a Fertility Consultation.

  12. I recently suffered a missed miscarriage which required 2 d&c within 2 weeks to fully remove the miscarriage. During the 2nd d&c my uterus had a small perforation from the procedure. I am very concerned about uterine scarring from the two procedures and was placed on estrogen patches for one month to minimize scarring. I also have Hashimotos and my thyroid numbers indicate I went hyperthyroid after the miscarriage and my antibodies are actively attacking the gland again. I was in remission until the pregnancy and miscarriage. Is it ok to take Wobenzym this soon after a d&c to help prevent scarring and lessen the autoimmune attack on my thyroid, or should I wait for the uterus to heal?

    • Dear LB,

      I am sorry for your loss!

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy is something we suggest for post-procedure healing. It can be started after bleeding has stopped post D&C and may help to prevent scar tissue from forming.

  13. Just concluded a fertility cleanse with the onset of a new cycle. I bought Wobenzym N, extra Women’s Best Friend and DIM. Can I continue to take all products mentioned in addition to those left over from the fertility cleanse? I was diagnosed of endometriosis and have read through your sight, hence the choice of products mentioned. I am doing fertility massage and Castor Oil Packs, and drinking fertility smoothies as well.

    • Dear Liz,

      Wobenzyn N, DIM, fertility massage, Castor Oil Packs and Fertility Smoothies can all be combined together and with the leftover Fertility Cleanse Products. If there is Women’s Best Friend left from the Fertility Cleanse it should finished before starting the “extra” purchased (don’t double up the dose).

  14. I have a history of fair amount of endo with surgeries, removal of one ovary/tube, ovarian cysts (most recently looking polycystic…I’m underweight), adhesions, and my other tube spills but is fairly dilated. I am likely getting ready to try Clomid in hopes of producing multiple eggs with the hope that at least one will make it through my tube and “survive” the hostile environment that is my reproductive system :-) but worried about the risk of more cysts. Now I’m thinking about trying something natural first, even if to prep for Clomid. **Can one take the Systemic Enzyme Therapy WITH the Fertility Cleanse at the same time (maybe throw in some massage and castor oil packs, but NO Clomid)

    • Dear A.,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy can be combined with the Fertility Cleanse, Fertility Massage (consider doing this with Radiant Womb Massage Oil) and Castor Oil Therapy. As you have read it offers a variety of fertility health benefits.

      There are Many Faces of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. There are also a variety of ways to support body’s natural ability to remove excess estrogen from the body, in maintaining its natural inflammatory response, providing it relief from occasional discomfort in the reproductive system and encouraging normal circulation, helping to bring fresh blood and oxygen to the reproductive system – all important when dealing with Endometriosis Infertility.

      All my best!

  15. Please list your sources of enzymes. I am a vegan. I do not want to eat enzymes derived from other animals.

    • Dear Ian,

      I can share with you that the enzyme blend used in Systemic Enzyme Therapy called Wobenzym N does contain enzymes from animal sources. This products would not be suited for a vegan.

      So you know, the enzyme sources are listed on the product information page at the Natural Fertility Shop.

  16. I read about an enzyme produced by a silkworm called Serrapeptase. What are your thoughts about this particular enzyme?

  17. Im currently taking wobenzym n, can I continue this throughout pregnancy. I see comment below that it should be discontinued once pregnant. please advise. thanks

    • Dear Nina,

      We can not suggest taking Wobenzym N in pregnancy. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about taking it in pregnancy if you wish to do so. It is best to be guided in doing so by him/her.

  18. Hello. Thank you for your very informative website. I have stage IV endometriosis and would like to try Wobenzym N. Can I continue taking Wobenzym N while trying for pregnancy? If not, how long before trying for conceiving one should stop taking this medication? Thank you

    • Dear Fate,

      I am happy our site has been informative!

      Wobenzym N can be taken while trying to conceive. It can be discontinued if you think you are pregnant or upon first determination of pregnancy.

  19. Hi,
    I recently discovered a hydrosalpinx to the dx tube. The the sx one wasn’t clear if it was blocked or the dye didn’t have enough pressure to go all the way up. My healthcare provider wants me to have surgery to remove the dx tube and check the sx one, and potentially remove that one if she finds liquid in it. I feel this is an extreme way to proceed and I’m not happy at the thought of removing my tubes. So, I was researching alternative ways and I came across your website. How do I actually start this supplement and know if it would help me? Thank you!

    • Dear Silvia,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy using Wobenzym N can be started at any time in the menstrual cycle and used all cycle long unless experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding, in which case it should not be used during menstruation. The article Natural Therapies for Blocked Fallopian Tubes may offer additional information and insight into whether this may be a natural therapy for you. It also shares additional considerations to make.

      All my best!

  20. Worried about an immune response as I have had endometriomas and an ovary removed and then had 2 miscarriages. After a failed IVF cycle I developed a severe case of
    hives. Can Wobenzym be taking through an IVF cycle to prevent an immune response?

  21. Hi! I have suffered 1 miscarriage and 3 IVF failures. I’m interested with the Fertility Enzyme Therapy. Where can I purchase Wobenzym N? Can I order it from you? Thanks!

  22. Hello…I have been recently diagnosed with Adenomyosis, fibroid cysts and hypothyroidism. I had two C-Sections and one tubal pregnancy, all in my early 20s. After my last child was born I had my tubes tied/burned. I cannot afford to take off work for a Hysterectomy. I am researching alternative methods to help me with the continuous back pain/cramping that I have as well as the 7 day long clotted periods that sometimes occur twice a month. I am almost 48 and pretty healthy overall, except for this. Any advice?

    Thank you
    Have a nice day

  23. I am 1 wk postpartum after delivering my 3rd child via c-section. I had all three children by c-section. With this last operation, I also got my tubes cut, tied, burned. We do not want any more children. When the doctor opened me up, he found massive scaring. He made reference to possibility of longer, painful periods. And that if it persists, hysterectomy may be needed due to adenomyosis. I am 34 with no health problems. I was one birth control pills for 5 years and stopped it in 2010. No issues with my periods. My main goal is to restore healthy function and reduce adhesion after this c-section. Is wobenzym and castor oil pack the best way to approach my healing?

    • Dear See,

      Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy using Wobenzym N and Castor Oil Therapy may be supportive. Wobenzym N is known to support the body’s ability to break down fibrin, encourage normal circulation to the reproductive system and help to maintain normal immunological and inflammation response in the body. Castor Oil Therapy also encourages mild detoxification and normal circulation to the reproductive system.

      It will be best to wait to begin any program to support reproductive system health until you have healed from the c-section. Castor Oil should not be applied on incisions until they are fully healed.

      Adenomyosis is rare, but consider also learning more in our article Adenomyosis: Causes, Risks, & Natural Healing Options.

      All my best to you! Again, Congratulations!

  24. I have stage III endometriosis and have a Mirena IUD inserted to control bleeding and attempt to preserve my fertility. Would enzyme treatments be beneficial now? Or would it best to wait until after I have the IUD removed and am actively trying to conceive, possibly after another surgery.

    • Dear Rebecca,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy may not be the best at to use at this time. It would be best to wait to begin this therapy until the IUD is removed. Also know that one should stop taking systemic enzymes two weeks prior to any type of surgery.

      Other alternative natural therapies to consider when you no longer have an IUD could also include Mercier Therapy and Castor Oil Therapy with out heat.

      All my best!

  25. How does one find practitioners who provide these kinds of services?

    • Dear JLeeM,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy is actually a supplement you take rather than a “therapy” that one would partake in with a practitioner. We do have a fertility herbalist on staff who works one on one with clients though. Learn more about Fertility Consultations here…

    • I have uterine fibroids which have grown bigger since having the Miren, but I love the fact I am no longer anemic and can live a normal life. My periods were so painful and heavy it impacted on my life for years. I tried for years with herbal/Chinese/homeopathic/yoga everything to stop it, but eventually gave in and had the Mirena inserted and after the initial 6 months of my body adjusting, I was just so happy. I don’t want it removed, but I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable in the abdomen. Can I take systemic enzymes while still having the IUD in.


    • Dear Bill,

      Systemic Enzyme Therapy is not suggested while an IUD is in place. Consider learning how to naturally reduce exposure to xenoestrogens and promote healthy estrogen metabolism through diet. There are few natural therapies or herbs we can suggest with hormonal birth control like the IUD.

      All my best!

  26. This was very helpful thank you!

    • How to help with someone who been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure?

    • Dear Lynn,

      There are two ways we can support you. We can link you to information to help you learn what may cause premature ovarian failure (POF) to happen and what can be done about it. Our guide Understanding Premature Ovarian Failure will help you do that. We can also work one on one with you through a Fertility Consultation. This allows our fertility herbalist to guide you in the right direction, on the right program, for your specific fertility health needs.

      Thank you for reaching out to us!