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Supplements to Increase Fertility

If you’re experiencing difficulties with conceiving, and want to boost your fertility levels, you’ll likely have considered taking supplements to give your body an extra dose of some of the most important vitamins and minerals it needs for healthy reproductive cells and a regular and predictable menstrual cycle.

If you don’t have what your body needs to produce healthy eggs or sperm, then they have a reduced chance to even survive long enough to encounter their counterpart and begin to develop into an embryo. If they do meet, there is less chance that that fertilisation will take place successfully, and for the embryo to grow into a foetus.

It’s important to understand just what each dietary supplement does and make sure you’re spending your money and time on the ones that really can increase your fertility.

General Help

Some supplements are broadly helpful to anyone trying to get pregnant – a broad ‘fertility supplement’ targeted at your gender contains a spread of the most important nutrients needed to help support your fertility. All pregnant women – and women trying to get pregnant - are recommended to take folate, for example as this helps the growing foetus develop healthily, specifically mitigating against the risk of spina bifida.

Specific Issues

If you know there are specific issues you need to address, it’s worth doing the research to find the supplements that will help you. For example, if you know you have low sperm motility, then taking supplements of D-Aspartic Acid may help. Studies have also show that Vitamin C supplements can improve both sperm motility and sperm count for men with low fertility, so they are well worth looking into.

Health Conditions

Women with health conditions affecting fertility would do well to look into the underlying causes driving the condition to see if there is a supplement that can help to alleviate the effects. For example, PCOS is driven by an overproduction of insulin. While there is a long list of symptoms and knock on effects, it is an overabundance of this hormone that drives all of them. If you can reduce the amount of insulin in your body, you can reduce the grip the rest of the symptoms have on your system.

Inositol is a compound found in some foods that helps your body manage and effectively use insulin. It’s theorised that it’s a difficulty using inositol that can trigger PCOS to begin with. Taking a supplement of this compound can boost your body’s ability to manage insulin and reduce the rest of the effects, including restarting regular and predictable spontaneous ovulations, which you can then detect and predict with OvuSense, to help you get pregnant.