Fertility: Homeopathic & natural supplements that help you conceive
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Fertility: Homeopathic & natural supplements that help you conceive

Written by
Dr. Theresa M. Gregory
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

07 Sep 2018  -  3 min read

Abstract

Abstract

This article discusses the homeopathic & natural supplements that help you conceive.

When there are difficulties with conceiving, people pursue fertility treatments. These treatments can be very costly and stressful. But natural remedies are extremely effective and helpful. There are natural supplements which greatly aid in conception (fertilization). In spite of advanced maternal age and various health issues contributing to the state of infertility, natural supplements are very helpful.

Before adding any new supplements to your health regimen, make sure that you consult with your doctor to check for any possible interactions.

Homeopathic Drainage:

Before trying to conceive, it is important to take homeopathic drainage remedies for 3 months. These are very gentle and safe plant and mineral based formulations which help to clear toxins from the cells, liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal system. Well known brands of homeopathic drainage remedies like Unda and Seroyal would be very helpful. Homeopathic drainage remedies go much deeper than herbal cleanses. It is a deep cellular detoxification that occurs which heals any physical impediment that has been holding you back from conceiving.

Supplements to Increase Libido:

Libido is the desire for the sexual activity.

  • Fertalin is a product made from polyamines, which are naturally occurring, and found in oats, cucumber and radish. It is a supportive product for your sexual system that wakes up the libido and charges up your sexual energy. Even if your partner does not have any problem with his sperm count, anything that contributes to a strong sex drive is helpful.
  • Ginseng is also helpful and serves the same purpose. It helps in improving erectile dysfunction. This should be avoided if on cardiac or blood pressure medications. This should not be used during menstruation and you should stop using after ovulation.
  • Another great supplement for low libido is horny goat weed to be used by both partners during the fertile days. It improves blood flow to the genital area.

Vitamin Supplements:

Of course, a good prenatal vitamin is crucial. Folic acid prevents neural tube defects in the foetus. Even if your partner does not have any problems with his sperm, he should take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement daily.

Role of Red Clover in Fertility:

A very vital remedy for maximizing your chances of conception is red clover infusions. This herb can be very helpful in overcoming any female fertility issue such as blocked tubes. Red Clover, taken from day 10 after your period begins through ovulation, is a great fertility enhancer.

You make the infusion by boiling a litre or quarter of water and by adding red clover dried blossoms to the water, covering and steeping it for at least 4 hours. After this it should be refrigerated. Other forms of red clover do not work so well as the infusion.

Do not take red clover after ovulation occurs. I suggest taking 1-2 cups daily, morning and evening on an empty stomach. It is a lovely tea to drink, relaxing and soothing. It can be sweetened with a little honey if you like.

Benefits of Fish Oil:

Purified, molecularly distilled fish oil made from small fish such as herring and mackerel, is a good supplement for both partners when trying to conceive. It is an anti-inflammatory, and has similar effects of aspirin, which many fertility centers suggest. Both have slight blood thinning qualities, so aspirin and fish oil should not be consumed together.

Find fish oil that contains vitamin E to prevent it from oxidizing. Fish oil can be taken safely throughout pregnancy. Conventional medical studies show that children whose mothers took fish oil during pregnancy had better cognitive abilities at an earlier age.

Besides having great cardiovascular benefits, fish oil is wonderful for the skin, and has been found to have a positive effect on fertility for both men and women. In many problems of infertility such as blocked tubes, endometriosis, fibroids, etc., fish oil can be very beneficial by arresting any form of inflammation in the body. You can take 2 capsules daily before sleep with a light snack.

Supplements for Implantation:

Implantation is the adhesion of the foetus to the uterine wall. This occurs during the early stages of pregnancy.

To encourage successful implantation, taking vitamin B complex and eating some pineapple core at the most likely time of implantation (between 5-12 days following ovulation) will help. Pineapple core contains bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory and aids in implantation. Fish oil or baby aspirin are crucial at this time.

Acupuncture, in addition to the mentioned supplements has been proven to improve the chances of implantation.

Supplement Summary for Women Trying to Conceive:

  • Homeopathic drainage remedies for at least a month before trying to conceive.
  • Prenatal vitamin/mineral capsules containing iron and folic acid to be taken daily.
  • Fertalin - one tablet daily.
  • Red Clover Infusion - 2 cups morning and night, from day 10 of menstrual cycle through the day of ovulation.
  • Ginseng - 200 mg standardized extract twice daily. Horny goat weed can also be used during your fertile days for low libido. Take according to the package instructions.
  • Molecularly distilled fish oil containing vitamin E (not cod liver oil) - 2 capsules containing approximately 250 mg DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and 450 mg EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) at night with a light snack. Do not take with other known blood thinners such as aspirin and coumadin.
  • Other supplements are propolis 500 mg twice daily, vitamin E 200 IU daily, PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid) 100 mg 4 times daily and L-Arginine 16 grams per day. L-Arginine was proven to improve fertility rates in women with a previous history of failed IVF treatments. Propolis helps conception in women with endometriosis.
  • At the time of implantation take a vitamin B complex in addition to the prenatal supplement and fish oil, and eat the core of a pineapple.
  • For male infertility, these supplements have been shown to greatly enhance sperm count, motility and help with abnormal sperm. Give this protocol three months to work and significantly improve sperm quality and quantity.

Supplement Summary for Men with Normal Sperm:

  • Homeopathic drainage remedies (glycerine preparations rather than alcohol, which inhibits fertility) for at least one month before trying to conceive.
  • Multi-vitamin and mineral supplement daily.
  • Fertalin - one tablet daily.
  • Ginseng (panax) - 2 grams daily.
  • Molecularly distilled fish oil containing vitamin E - 2 capsules containing approximately 250 mg DHA and 450 mg EPA at night with a light snack.

Supplement Protocol for Men with Sperm Abnormalities:

Take supplements mentioned above for men with normal sperm (without the daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement) and in addition to this take:

  • Vitamin C - 1000 mg.
  • Vitamin E - 400 IU.
  • Vitamin B12 - 1000 mcg.
  • Zinc - 60 mg. (30 mg twice daily with 5 mg folate).
  • Vitamin E - 400 IU.
  • Selenium - 100-200 mcg.
  • L-Arginine - 4 grams.
  • L-Carnitine - 3 grams.
  • Acetylcarnitine - 4 grams.
  • Calcium supplement containing 80 mg calcium, 40 mg magnesium and at least 400 IU vitamin D3.
  • Coenzyme Q10 - 60 mg.
  • Lycopene - 2 mg twice daily.
  • Fertility enhancing supplement containing maca and horny goat weed - take according to package instructions one week before the woman’s ovulation through the fertile period.

Even if you are not able to take every supplement listed, just taking some of these can make a great difference in your ability to conceive. It is always beneficial to try a natural means of conception first. Many women have conceived healthy babies in the most difficult and unlikely circumstances.

Try to relax, get enough sleep and eat healthfully. Above all, do not lose hope.

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