Pea protein & Fertility

I have been going through IVF and have been using Huel once or twice a day. However I got reading that peas are a natural contraceptive and to be avoided if trying to conceive. I am worried I have been doing more harm than good. Do you have any advice

Well I went on google and read a couple of articles just now so I consider myself a bit of an expert on this subject. I read that apparently peas being any good as a contraceptive was looked into in the 1950s and 60s and found to be only about 60% effective and so no good to sell as a replacement for abstinence but anyway because the studies are old they’re are not that well trusted and more research might possibly be needed. So in conclusion it’s up for debate.

On the subject of male fertility on the other hand I’ve been on the Huel, replacing 2 meals a day, 5 days a week for almost a year and I managed to impregnate my wife 10 weeks ago or so I am told.


Both of these made me lol


I asked Jeeves and he tried to sell me a gallon of pee.

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60% is high when struggling already.

Upset and annoyed that after taking all these drugs for IVF that what I have been eating has probably being working against me.

That must be frustrating and disappointing. Have you asked your doctor/specialist? I’d be relying on their expertise in this situation over the interwebs, especially since they’d be working with you on the IVF.


Thanks esspeegee
I haven’t yet but I will do at my next appointment.

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Yes, I would ask someone who knows (or should) what they are talking about. I mean I just Googled and found several articles recommending pea protein is a good thing to take for female fertility (as opposed to meat). I’d like to say that is true but it is something I know nothing about so won’t bother linking them…but they aren’t hard to find if you want to do so.

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Yes sometime Google can cause more confusion. It’s so difficult to know what to do for the best and if it doesn’t work I don’t want to look back and think it could have been because of this. I’ll speak the clinc and hopefully they should know. In the mean time, I think I’ll avoid it just in case. Thanks


Yeah, not an expert here too, but I guess nutrition is not like math, and you can find everything and it’s opposite on the Net. For example, my father has high blood pressure, while I have low. We indipendently searched on web and found articles stating that chocolate is both good for raising pressure and lowering pressure. :smiley: Something must be wrong. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I’ve found talking about pea protein to the opposite sex is a very effective contraceptive


Helpful! But are you sure it’s the subject that’s the good contraceptive?

No, it’s his shirt :stuck_out_tongue:

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So if you have some Huel before sex and put your rubber on your head she won’t get pregnant your saying. :roll_eyes::roll_eyes:

Depends which head.

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It doesn’t clarify it much more if you say dickhead.

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I’ll have you know I have had some very positive comments about that shirt.

Mind you I do work on a dementia ward!


Purely on personal experience.

Been using pea protein for 4 years now. The last time me and my partner had sex without a condom we conceived.

Before that we were married and living together for a month when our first child was conceived.

In between each conception, and beforehand, we purely used condoms.

My wife thinks I’m a sex object !
I mention sex … and she objects !!!

My wife and I have been married for 18 years
Every time we have sex she gets pregnant …
We have 2 children :scream:


I would guess that if any food can have any particular effect on your procedure/medication/etc, the doctors would have warned you pretty clearly.

I would also try to rely less on dubious forums and blogs and more on the doctors that are already treating you.

Actually, I would love to see the face of your doctor when you mention to them that according to the interwebs peas are a contraceptive.