5 Things to Boost Your Fertility

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Our stressful lives and processed foods doesn’t help with fertility. However, the good news is that there are a number of vitamins and supplements you can take to help boost your fertility.

1. Take vitamin B6

Vitamin b6 has been shown to support a regular cycle and helps balance hormones. Research has shown that giving B6 to women has increased their fertility.

As well as supplements, you can also find B6 in foods, so up your intake of: sunflower seeds, pistachios, tuna, turkey, pork and prunes.

2. B12 and Zinc for your partner

Both B12 and zinc are incredibly helpful to increase sperm count. Zinc is also important for women especially if you have been taking the pill for a while, which can cause a deficiency in Zinc.

If you want to get your zinc from foods, munch on pumpkin seeds and oysters and B12 can be found in shellfish, liver, mackerel and crab.

3. Folic Acid

This is probably the most common vitamin people think about when it comes to fertility and there is a reason why, it’s super essential. Its good to be taking this before you have a baby as it helps produce important genetic material of the egg and sperm in the 3 months prior to conception. Supplementing with folic acid before and after conceiving helps reduce risks of spinal bifida.

You can find folate in beans, lentils, asparagus and spinach.

4. Vitamin E

This skin glowing vitamin is incredibly beneficial for fertility. It has been seen to really help support couples going through IVF.

Vitamin E can be found in almonds, dark left greens, sunflower seeds and avocados (yum)

5. Selenium

This amazing trace mineral has been shown to improve sperm formation but also as an antioxidant helps reduce the risk of miscarriage.

Munch on Brazil nuts to get your fix, just 2 a day gets you to your daily quota. If your not a fan of nuts then you can also get it from: seafood, fish and sunflower seeds.

 

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