New Study by CCRM Finds High Levels of Antioxidant-Rich Acai Berry Supports Better IVF Outcomes2019-02-28T07:16:37-07:00

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DENVER, April 16, 2015 — A new study has found that high levels of the antioxidant-rich acai berry significantly improves outcomes for women undergoing vitro fertilization (IVF). The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine offered OvaHealth™, a natural antioxidant supplement, to all qualifying participants as a part of clinical research study, which aimed to improve ovarian function for women with a history of failed implantation, prior to infertility treatment. Eighty-one percent of the study participants achieved ongoing clinical pregnancies.

OvaHealth contains a very high level of natural anti-oxidant activity measured by biochemical analysis making it a more powerful supplement to support ovarian function.

There were 42 participants in the study (median age 37) and all participants had at least one previous failed IVF cycle. All participants took the OvaHealth supplement for 8-12 weeks and underwent a blastocyst comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) cycle. The outcomes of the study include:

  • 81 percent ongoing clinical pregnancy rate. The national average is 37.8 percent for a 37-year-old.
  • Mean number of eggs retrieved from previous failed cycle 15.8 with 8.1 fertilized.
  • Mean number of eggs retrieved after using OvaHealth 20.6 with 11.5 fertilized (a statistically significant difference).

The OvaHeath study is currently ongoing and CCRM is offering the supplement free of charge to all qualifying patients. Patients must meet all of the requirements and be committed to participation in the IVF program at CCRM, including:

  • At least one previous failed IVF cycle at CCRM or elsewhere
  • Maternal age
  • Sufficient sperm for ICSI

“We are always looking for ways to improve a couple’s chances of conception,” says William Schoolcraft, M.D., medical director of CCRM. “The results of this study are extremely encouraging and we’re excited to offer the OvaHealth supplement to our patients to help them have the best outcome possible.”

For more information on the OvaHealth study, call (303) 788-8300 and ask for Clinical Research CoordinatorLindsey Munkwitz or email

About the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
Founded in 1987 by Dr. William Schoolcraft, the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine is one of the nation’s leading infertility treatment centers, providing a wide spectrum of infertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to advanced in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. Today, joined by Drs. Eric Surrey, Debra Minjarez, Robert Gustofson and Laxmi Kondapalli, Dr. Schoolcraft and his staff achieve some of the highest pregnancy rates in the country. CCRM has been ranked “The #1 Fertility Center in the U.S. with the Greatest Chance of Success” by For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.