What’s in a fertility supplement?
For many couples, trying to conceive can be a stressful time. Which isn’t great, because stress can make it even more difficult to become pregnant. So it’s no wonder that couples across the UK are looking for extra help. And one of the kinds of help the NHS suggests straight from day one of trying to conceive is making sure you’re supplementing your diet with the right nutrition.
Both men and women need different kinds of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds, which is why we offer fertility complexes tailored to both mum-to-be and dad-to be.
Let’s see what’s in them, and why that’s important.
What’s in a female fertility supplement?
We’ll look at future mum first, because she’s got a lot to do. Sure, dad needs to contribute early on, but it’s mum who’ll be carrying a baby for nine months. So our female fertility complex has to do its bit for the growing child - and give mum all the energy she needs to boot.
This one’s the biggie. The NHS recommends that every single woman who’s trying to conceive takes a 400 microgram supplement of folic acid every day before she gets pregnant, and every day up until she’s 12 weeks pregnant.
That’s because folic acid can reduce the risk of certain birth defects and other conditions. It really is vital for mothers-to-be.
So it’s no wonder our complex contains 400 micrograms of folic acid.
L-arginine is an amino acid that a pregnant mother’s body uses to help grow both the embryo and the placenta. It’s in high demand during early pregnancy, and it’s been shown to help pregnancies go a little more smoothly. So you’ll find 20mg of it in our fertility supplements.
Zinc, B Vitamins and More
In other blogs, we’ve explained how a range of vitamins and minerals can help women of all ages balance their hormones, keep energy levels high, and boost their mood. That’s why we’ve packed our female fertility complex with zinc, Vitamins B6 and B2, iron, and other vegetarian-friendly minerals.
What’s in a male fertility supplement?
While future dad’s contribution to conceiving is a matter of minutes, not months, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t look to make sure he’s as healthy and fertile as possible. That’s why our male fertility complex is packed with minerals that will give him a bit of a boost.
Zinc is crucial for male fertility. It improves sperm quality, density and motility, which can improve your chances of conception. It’s also a natural testosterone booster, which again will help out when it’s time to try to conceive. Our complex contains 50% of your RDA of zinc, so make sure you still get lots of healthy, zinc-rich vegetables in your diet.
Siberian Ginseng Extract
Siberian Ginseng is believed to modulate male hormones, boost sperm production, and improve your overall fertility. Even better, many people also report that it can enhance your sexual performance - something that’s obviously a key factor when it comes to bringing a new life into the world!
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant that improves overall sexual health and male fertility. Many doctors are currently testing the compounds found in grape seed extract to see if they can counteract lowered fertility caused by a number of conditions and illnesses, so we’ve made sure it’s added to our male fertility complex.
Vitamins and Minerals
Of course, it’s no good taking all of these fertility-boosting compounds if you’re too tired to make use of them. So our supplement is also jam-packed with vitamins and minerals to improve dad-to-be’s energy levels, including vitamins A, C, D and B12, and your whole daily dose of copper.
So now you know what’s in a fertility supplement you can stop wondering, and get back to trying. Good luck!