There are so many ways you can supplement and alter your diet to maximize fertility naturally.
Many of the requisite vitamins and minerals are easily found with some simple diet tweaks, avoiding certain foods and adding others.
Keeping your fats low, fiber high and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables will accomplish almost all of the goals that will aid in treating infertility naturally. There’s also a special fertility diet to help guide you.
On the market are several power packing supplements for fertility that have become very popular in online markets. They are custom made for men and women and include the supplements we discuss below:
Supplements for Men and Women
- Vitamin C and E: Both antioxidants help stop the effects of aging and pollutants that can inhibit egg production. They also increase sperm count and viability. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruit, potatoes, red pepper, tomatoes and more. Among the best sources of Vitamin E are kale, papaya, collard greens, raspberries, cherries, tomatoes, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
- Amino Acids L-carnitine and L-arginine: Good for overall reproductive health and hormonal balance. Essential for healthy sperm and egg production, maturation, and quality. Available over the counter in supplements and in meat, dairy, asparagus, tempeh, avocado and wheat.
- Selenium: A powerful antioxidant that stops damage to tissue, cells and sperm from environmental pollutants and age. Usually found in supplements, with small amounts in liver, sunflower seeds, walnuts and raisins.
For women, these are also recommended:
- Chasteberry: This herb is believed to help balance estrogen and progesterone. It’s available as supplements.
- Folic acid or folate: This is important for proper egg growth and release, as well as for embryo development during pregnancy. Sources include: liver, spinach lettuce, collard greens, kale, asparagus and parsley.
- Iron: This mineral is essential for reproductive health and to keep both mother and embryo from suffering from anemia. Iron is found as a supplement, but also in meat, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, sundried tomatoes, sunflower seeds and leafy greens.
For men, also recommended are:
- Zinc: Deficiencies can result in decreased sperm count. Found in liver, beef, pumpkin seeds and green peas.
- Grapeseed Extract: Another antioxidant proven to aid in healthy sperm production. Mostly found in supplements.
Of course, you can receive the highest quality vitamins and minerals by eating fruits, vegetables and even spending some time in the sun! But taking a little extra will help boost your overall fertility. A guide we review here deals a lot with herbs and diet.
Talk to your nutritionist first to see what is the best balance for you.