Zita West has a range of supplements for female fertility to support your body’s nutritional needs whether trying for a baby naturally or through assisted conception.
Our female fertility supplements have been created by experts to support egg health whether trying for a baby naturally or going through IVF.
Our top nutrients for female fertility are:
- B Vitamins – There are several B vitamins all of which play a part in fertility. They are important for mitochondrial energy production as well as antioxidant defence. You may have heard of one of the B Vitamins – B9. This is often under the name of folic acid. This nutrient is known to help prevent spina bifida and works together with Vitamin B12 to ensure healthy cell-division and normal tissue growth during pregnancy. It is a vital nutrient for DNA synthesis.
- Vitamin E – Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin which is important for maintaining ovarian health. It significantly decreases oxidative stress in spermatozoa and improves sperm motility.
- Iron – Iron is important for the formation of red blood cells in mother and developing foetus and is also involved in energy production within the mitochondria. Iron is a common deficiency in women.
- Zinc – Zinc is a cofactor for enzymes which are involved in the production of DNA and RNA as well as protecting against oxidative damage. Zinc also plays an essential role in the production and transport of reproductive hormones and enables ovulation, fertilisation and oocyte development.
- Lycopene – Lycopene is found in high concentrations in the testes and seminal plasma. It is a well known and effective antioxidant.
- Vitamin C – Vitamin C is an important antioxidant. It affects reproductive health as it has a positive effect on growth and repair of the ovarian follicle and development of the corpus luteum. It is crucial for the normal function of a mother’s immune system as well as helps with the absorption of iron.
- Selenium – Selenium supports normal thyroid hormone production. We know that suboptimal thyroid function is associated with low fertility. Selenium is also a powerful antioxidant. The development of male reproductive tissue requires a good level of selenium in the testes.
- CoQ10 – CoQ10 is utilised as a carrier in the mitochondria to produce cell energy. It also has antioxidant properties and is found in high concentrations in the head and mid-piece of the sperm. It is considered to promote motility, foster sperm survival and provide optimal energy.
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