Optimise your Fertility: Vitamins and Supplements Beneficial for Women and Men

[Published July 2021]

We encourage all of our fertility patients to take vitamins and supplements prior to and during their fertility treatment, which gently help to improve the quality of their eggs and increase sperm motility, as well as supporting improvements in overall health and wellbeing. Research indicates that taking the right fertility vitamins and supplements can result in conceiving in a shorter period of time.  

Below is a list of some popular brands (with links to their websites), which have been carefully selected for you by our own Fertility Consultant, Dr Irfana Koita.



For Women:


WHAT?

WHY?

WHERE?

HOW?

Preconception Vitamins

Essential botanicals and nutrients that support all aspects of female fertility; including healthy ovulation, preconception and mental wellbeing.

Wild Nutrition:
Women's Food Grown Fertility -

2 daily, any time of the day

Vitamin D

Obtained from sunlight or vitamin D rich foods - 25% of women in the UK in the reproductive age group have low levels of vitamin D. Taking a vitamin D supplement is a good way to top up, especially in winter months.

Solgar:
Vitamin D 10mcg

1 daily, any time of the day

Coenzyme Q-10

Plays a vital role in cellular health and energy production.

Solgar:
CoQ10 - 200mg

1 daily with food

Myoinositol

A beneficial dietary supplement for women diagnosed with PCOS.

Fertility Family:
Inofolic Alpha

2 sachets daily (10% discount code IVFM38)

Probiotics

A probiotic formula supporting a healthy gut microbiome; intrinsic to digestive balance, immunity and overall health.

Wild Nutrition:
Multi Strain Biotic

3g level teaspoon of powder daily



For Men:


WHAT?

WHY?

WHERE?

HOW?

Preconception Vitamins

Contains ingredients proven to improve Sperm Count, Concentration, and Motility whilst protecting against oxidative stress

Exseed:
Exseed Multi for Men

2 daily (20% discount code ivfmatters_20)

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 is an essential nutrient that supports in maintaining good health.

Wild Nutrition:
Pure Strength Omega 3

4 daily, any time of the day

Folic Acid

Folic Acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for DNA synthesis. Low levels of folic acid have been associated with a decreased sperm count and decreased sperm motility.

Wild Nutrition:
Folate 1000mcg 

2 daily, any time of the day

Zinc

Zinc is the ultimate brain-health mineral with antioxidant properties, supporting positive mood, hormone balance, fertility, healthy skin, hair and nails and mental health.

Wild Nutrition:

Food Grown Zinc Plus

2 daily, any time of the day

Coenzyme Q-10

Plays a vital role in cellular health and energy production.

Solgar:
CoQ10 - 200mg

1 daily with food

Probiotics

A probiotic formula supporting a healthy gut microbiome; intrinsic to digestive balance, immunity and overall health.

Wild Nutrition:
Multi Strain Biotic

3g level teaspoon of powder daily


Remember: It is important that you speak to a GP/Fertility Consultant when taking vitamins and supplements to ensure that they will be beneficial for your pathway. 

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