Nutrition has a big impact on human fertility, for both males and females. In today’s day and age, we probably don’t have to do too much convincing that vitamins are one of many avenues available to improve your health. When trying to get pregnant, there are some additional considerations to take in as your nutritional requirements are not the same as when you are pregnant or otherwise.
When dealing with infertility, there are often many issues at play: sperm health, egg quality, ovulation, ovarian lining, etc. Taking certain high-quality preconception vitamins are one way that women can improve their bodies and eggs when trying to conceive.
For men, it is often assumed that they don’t have much of a role in fertility treatment. This is not the case. Even when a man’s semen analysis comes back as “normal,” there is significant evidence that a man’s sperm can cause failed fertilization or arrested the development of an early stage embryo. Certain antioxidants and other nutrients help by improving sperm structure and function.
While it is important to know that supplements can be a vital source of proper nutrition when trying to get pregnant, the food you eat will always be the primary source of nutrition. For that reason, we recommend all of our clients, male and female, to follow the B.E.B.B., Ketogenic, or Paleo food plan to truly optimize your fertility.
What fertility supplements should women take?
For women, we recommend the following vitamins:
- Vitamin D (if blood levels less than 20ng/day)
- DHEA (unless PCOS)
What fertility supplements should men take?
- Vitamin D (if blood levels are less than 20ng/ml)
Where should I buy my supplements?
CNY Fertility Center has partnered with Theralogix® to offer a comprehensive line of certified nutritional supplements. We chose to partner with Theralogix because all of their supplements have been approved by a Medical Advisory Board comprised of nationally reputed physicians and scientists after a detailed review of the most recently published scientific data. To order supplements from Theralogix, click here and use the Provider Referal Code (PRC): 113205 to get your discount.