Contents – 60 capsules (1 month supply) Specially designed for use alongside Vitafem Healthy Cellular Growth and Integrity of Maternal DNA: Free radicals, or reactive oxygen species (ROS), are produced as a natural by-product of our metabolism. They play an important role in cellular repair and signalling and the human body has developed its own antioxidant system to deal with them, both from within the body (endogenous) and from the diet (exogenous). However, when this system becomes overwhelmed for various reasons, free radicals can cause damage to normal healthy cells. Increasingly, free radicals are being linked to both egg and sperm damage. A certain amount of free radical damage is normal. However, this increases with age as our endogenous antioxidant system wears down. It can also age eggs and sperm, sometimes prematurely.
Free radicals target the fatty fluid membranes in the cells leaving the DNA damaged and the eggs and sperm no longer able to function properly. Inflammation causes free radical formation that researchers now think may be linked to many problems associated with fertility and pregnancy such as endometriosis, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, auto-immune diseases and unsuccessful IVF cycles.
Vitafem Boost 1 contains a wide range of extra antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, Selenium and Manganese, as well as especially powerful antioxidants such as Alpha Lipoic Acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine and Resveratrol. All of which can help to protect cells, such as the oocyte (the immature egg in the ovary) and the embryo at critical stages of the reproductive cycle. Also includes a wide range of natural antioxidants such as Spirulina, Chlorella, Bilberry and Watercress.
Directions For Use: Take one capsule three times a day with food, ideally for at least three months prior to conception. Should only be taken on a full stomach. Suitable for vegans. Can be taken on its own for those who just want to boost their intake of anti-oxidants, but principally designed for use alongside Vitafem or any other good quality multivitamin for fertility and conception. If under medical supervision, seek guidance from your medical practitioner before using this product.