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Supplements for Fertility

Supplements for Fertility


Achieving and maintaining optimal fertility involves a multifaceted approach, mainly encompassed under two key headings, your lifestyle and your nutritional intake. 

Ideally, our nutritional intake should come from our diet. However, if you have been reading our material, we have outlined how nutritional content within food has declined steadily the past few decades and this decline can/will affect your fertility, depending on your dietary intake. 

As a result, it is unsurprising that the use of nutritional supplements in everyday life has grown exponentially over the past four decades, mainly as a result of the declining nutritional value in our food, an increase in presenting illnesses, and the stresses of modern day life. 

How can Supplementation help my fertility?

Supplement usage for fertility has also increased and below are some of the ways that supplements can support male and female fertility:

Supporting Egg and Sperm Health: Some supplements, such as folic acid, zinc, and coenzyme Q10, are known to support egg and sperm health. Usage of these supplements before conception may contribute to a healthier reproductive environment.

Optimising Hormonal Balance: Certain vitamins and minerals play a role in hormonal balance. Short-term supplementation may help optimise hormonal levels, promoting regular menstrual cycles and ovulation, as well as sperm development in men. 

Assisting with Ovulation: Certain supplements, such as myo-inositol, have been studied for their potential to assist with ovulation in women with conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

Enhancing Antioxidant Defence: Antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress, which can impact reproductive cells. The use of broad-spectrum antioxidant-rich supplements may support the body's antioxidant defence mechanisms.

Reducing Stress: Some supplements, like certain B vitamins and magnesium, may help reduce the impact of stress on the body. Stress can negatively affect fertility, so short-term use of stress-reducing supplements may be beneficial.

Improving Uterine Health: Short-term supplementation with specific nutrients, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, may contribute to improved uterine health, creating a more favourable environment for implantation.

What to consider when purchasing Supplements for Fertility:

In general, when evaluating nutritional supplements for fertility, consider looking for details on the following aspects:

  1. Ingredients: Explore the list of ingredients to understand the nutritional components included in the supplement. Pay attention to key vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other active compounds.
  2. Dosage: When examining the nutrient and ingredient listing, make sure that the product has an efficacious or therapeutic dosage of that nutrient. All too often, the product may contain the right ingredients, but the dosage can be sub- optimal, diluting the efficacy of the nutrient. 
  3. Purpose and Benefits: Look for information about the intended purpose of the supplement and the specific benefits it claims to offer. Many fertility supplements aim to support reproductive health in both men and women.
  4. Scientific Support: Check if the supplement's formulation is backed by scientific research or clinical studies. Scientific validation can enhance confidence in the effectiveness of the product. For example, our sister company Pillar Healthcare Limited conducted a clinical examination on their nutritional formulation, pre-Conceive, the results of which can be reviewed here.
  5. Usage Recommendations: Understand how the supplement is intended to be used, including dosage instructions and any recommendations for timing or combination with other supplements.
  6. Quality and Safety: Ensure that the product is manufactured by a reputable company and meets quality standards. Look for certifications or third-party testing that vouch for the product's safety and purity.
  7. Consult a healthcare professional: Remember that individual responses to supplements can vary, and it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplementation regimen, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.

Overview of Fertility Nutrients 

Among the various nutrients that play a crucial role in fertility, Ubiquinol, Methylfolate, Inositol, and Omega-3 fatty acids have garnered attention for their potential benefits. 

Ubiquinol (Coenzyme Q10):

Ubiquinol is the active form of Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant found in every cell of the body. In the context of fertility, Ubiquinol is particularly important for both men and women.

Female Fertility: Ubiquinol is present in high concentrations in the mitochondria, the energy powerhouse of cells. In women, optimal mitochondrial function is crucial for the energy-intensive processes of egg maturation and fertilisation. Research suggests that Ubiquinol supplementation may improve egg quality and enhance fertility.

Male Fertility: Ubiquinol also plays a vital role in sperm health. Sperm cells require a significant amount of energy to swim and penetrate the egg. Ubiquinol supports this energy production, potentially improving sperm motility and overall fertility in men.

Methylfolate (Active Form of Folic Acid):

Folate is a B-vitamin essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Methylfolate is the bioactive form of folic Acid, and it is crucial for preventing neural tube defects during early pregnancy. However, its importance extends beyond the initial stages of conception.

Female Fertility: Methylfolate supports ovarian function and egg development. Adequate levels of this nutrient are associated with a lower risk of ovulatory infertility. It also contributes to a healthy uterine lining, creating a favourable environment for implantation.

Male Fertility: Methylfolate is vital for sperm health and DNA integrity. Deficiencies in folate have been linked to an increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities in sperm, which may affect fertility and contribute to pregnancy complications.


Inositol, particularly in the form of myo-inositol, is a naturally occurring compound that has been recognised for its role in insulin signalling and cellular communication.

Female Fertility: Inositol may improve ovarian function, hormonal balance, and insulin sensitivity, all of which are crucial for regular menstrual cycles and ovulation. Studies suggest that inositol supplementation may be beneficial for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common cause of infertility.

Male Fertility: While research on inositol's direct impact on male fertility is limited, its role in improving insulin sensitivity could indirectly benefit male reproductive health.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), are essential fats that play a vital role in various physiological functions.

Female and Male Fertility: Omega-3s contribute to a healthy reproductive system by supporting hormonal balance, promoting blood flow to reproductive organs, and reducing inflammation. In women, omega-3s may enhance egg quality, while in men, they can positively influence sperm quality and motility.


Optimising fertility involves a holistic approach that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate supplementation when needed. Ubiquinol, Methylfolate, Inositol, and Omega-3 fatty acids are valuable additions to this strategy, offering specific benefits for reproductive health. Before incorporating any supplements into your fertility regimen, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure personalised and safe guidance tailored to your individual needs


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