Beetroot for healthy oxygen levels in the blood and a great source of the antioxidant resveratrol, which is thought to protect against age-related infertility.
Beta-carotene is a completely safe source of vitamin A for pregnant women, which is important for normal cell differentiation, the normal functioning of the immune system plus normal metabolism of Iron.
Sources: Beta-carotene is plentiful in yellow and orange vegetables and fruit. Green vegetables also are rich in beta-carotene.
Chromium picolinate is useful in patients experiencing PCOS to reduce insulin resistance and stimulate ovulation.
Sources: whole grain products, broccoli, green beans, grape juice, and spices.
Female fertility decreases with age due to a decline in the number and quality of available eggs. CoQ10 is directly involved in this process. CoQ10 production slows as you age, making the body less effective at protecting the eggs from oxidative damage.
Supplementing with CoQ10 helps and may even reverse this age-related decline in egg quality and quantity, and when given during pregnancy, has been shown to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia.
Sources: Cabbage, broccoli, oysters, beef liver, soybeans.
Your body needs Biotin to help convert certain nutrients into energy. It also supports gene expression and contributes to normal psychological function.
Naitre uses a pure, nature-identical form of Biotin to meet the adequate intake recommendations during conception and pregnancy. Marginal biotin shortfalls are common during pregnancy.
Sources: Liver, cooked eggs, salmon & pork.
Iodine is taken up avidly by the ovary and endometrium, which explains why Iodine deficiency is associated with reduced female fertility.
Studies have demonstrated that Iodine supplementation has been shown to improve conception rates in couples with unexplained infertility (UI).
Naitre uses Iodine that is the pharmaceutical-grade form, from Potassium Iodide.
Sources: Seaweed, dairy, and cod.
Peruvian Maca is a vegetable as well as a traditional herbal medicine derived from the roots of a perennial plant (Lepidium meyenii) that grows in high altitudes of Peru and is used to promote health and improve wellness, sexual function and fertility.
Maca works to help balance female hormones, improve regularity of cycles, enhance ovulation, and support sexual function.
In a number of studies, women with infertility have been found to have low levels of magnesium in their blood, and in one particular study women who were supplemented with magnesium and selenium all became pregnant within 8 months.
Naitre uses magnesium malate, a highly bioavailable form of magnesium.
Sources: Lentils, green leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.
A diet low in manganese may increase the risk for anovulation, or failure of the ovary to release an egg during a menstrual cycle.
Manganese 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.
Sources: Whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and peanut butter are rich sources of manganese.
N-Acetyl Cysteine is an amino acid that is recommended in conception. N-Acetyl Cysteine supports an important biochemical process called ‘methylation’' which has a significant positive impact on the reproductive system. This process plays a vital role in fertility and the development of your baby in the early weeks of pregnancy.
N-Acetyl Cysteine may improve fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by inducing or augmenting the ovulation cycle.
L-Carnitine is a crucial amino acid that has been reported to have beneficial impacts on reproductive functions through its potent antioxidative effects, reducing cellular stress, maintaining hormonal balance and enhancing energy production.
Sources: Animal products are the primary sources of L-carnitine, with foods like grass-fed beef packing in the highest amount per serving.
Selenium acts as a potent antioxidant that helps to protect maternal DNA, as well as proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.
Selenium, along with Naitre’s other powerful antioxidants 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.
Sources: Brazil nuts, seafood, whole grains.
Thiamine contributes to normal psychological function.
Vitamin B1 is extremely important when planning to conceive, and deficiency could be a factor in infertility and miscarriage by contributing to low-quality oocytes, a study from Japan has found.
Food sources: whole grains, and found in most raw or lightly cooked foods. Cooking can reduce thiamin in two ways. Thiamin is destroyed by heat. Also, thiamin is easily leached out of food by water.
Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress as well as a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Food sources: The best sources for riboflavin are whole grains and green leafy vegetables; Spinach, broccoli, chard, and asparagus are all rich sources of riboflavin. Almonds and soybeans are good sources. Dairy products have large amounts of riboflavin.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Like all B-vitamins, niacin is required to help you maintain optimal health, supporting your fertility.
In studies, niacin was found to promote ovarian follicle growth, reducing the risk of oocyte apoptosis and overall infertility.
Food sources: Cooked whole grains, legumes, and seeds are preferred sources of niacin; Enriched grains, mushrooms, leafy green vegetables, and nutritional yeast are other good sources. Niacin is not stored in the body.
Pantothenic acid contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters.
Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Main function: energy metabolism.
Food sources: Healthy sources of pantothenic acid include whole grains, nuts and seeds, nutritional yeast, sweet potatoes, legumes, mushrooms, tomatoes, and broccoli; and sweet potatoes.
Main function: building amino acids and fatty acids, assist with the regulation of hormonal activity and support female hormonal health generally. Vitamin B6 is depleted by alcohol drinking and smoking.
Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the regulation of hormonal activity.
Food sources: Bananas, fortified cereal, spinach, chicken, salmon, and potatoes are high in vitamin B6
The NHS recommends Vitamin D supplementation for women trying to conceive; at a dose of 10 micrograms (400 IU) per day. Vitamin D can be naturally made by the body from adequate exposure to sunlight, but unfortunately in the UK, this is unlikely to be sufficient outside the summer months.
Sources: Sunshine is the healthiest source of vitamin D.
Naitre uses a Certified Vegan D3 ingredient made from sustainably sourced lichen. It’s a superior, readily absorbable form of vegan vitamin D3.
Similar to Vitamin D, Vitamin K2 is another fat-soluble vitamin that has several benefits for fertility.
It turns out that Vitamin K2 is an essential nutrient for both men and women in their reproductive years. Current research shows that Vitamin K2 benefits PCOS, low sperm count, and prenatal development.
Additionally, Vitamin K2 may play an important role in reducing the severity of endometriosis.
Zinc controls oestrogen and progesterone levels and helps support a healthy reproductive system. Low maternal levels of zinc have been directly linked to miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy.
Zinc plays a very important role in female reproduction. The body needs zinc to make proteins and DNA - the genetic material in all cells.
Sources: Meat, fish, poultry, whole grains, and Brazil nuts. Naitre uses Zinc Gluconate a readily absorbable form.