Women with decreased ovarian reserve often face challenges trying to conceive due to poor egg quantity and quality. Recent evidence provides hope that supplements such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), melatonin, and myo-inositol may improve egg quality and ovarian reserve.
DHEA supplementation may improve ovarian function, increase pregnancy chances, reduce miscarriage rates, and over time appears to objectively improve ovarian reserve. The article below published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology in 2011 provides an excellent summary supporting the use of DHEA to improve ovarian function.
Another article published in Natural Medicine in 2012 provides further evidence that DHEA, myo-inositol and melatonin may improve egg quality. Although these are preliminary findings, they offer a ray of hope to women with poor ovarian reserve.