Many people probably haven’t heard of acetyl L-carnitine (ALC). But ALC can boost energy, as well as slow down aging of the female reproductive system. ALC may also be useful for women who have fertility-related conditions, such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or amenorrhea.
The other B vitamins
Most women trying to get pregnant know all about folic acid, the B vitamin crucial before and during pregnancy. But the other B vitamins are also important. In fact, one large-scale study linked B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12 intake to a lower risk of ovulation problems. Ask a healthcare provider about a B-complex vitamin to boost female fertility the natural way.
Another lesser-known supplement, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), can boost fertility. People produce CoQ10 naturally, but may need an extra boost when trying to conceive. Some research has shown that a CoQ10 supplement may help increase the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF). And though the results have been proven more in women, CoQ10 supplementation may also improve sperm movement and concentration in men struggling with fertility.
Get your sunshine
Sometimes known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D can help improve ovarian stimulation. And more than haf of all adults worldwide are deficient in vitamin D. One study showed that women with PCOS and infertility also had a vitamin D deficiency. Although vitamin D deficiency is common, people should always ask a healthcare provider before starting the supplement, as too much vitamin D can also be harmful.
Boost your omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in salmon, sardines, or tuna, can boost fertility as well as heart health. In fact, some research has shown that consuming enough omega-3s can help increase the chances of getting pregnant past the age of 35. Omega-3 supplements may be particularly useful for vegetarians or people who don’t typically eat a lot of fish.
Seek an expert opinion
Struggling to conceive can be an emotional journey. Experts recommend that couples under 35 who have been trying to conceive for a year, and couples over 35 who have been trying for 6 months, should see a fertility specialist. A fertility specialist can run tests to find the root of the problem and offer treatments to help hopeful couples build a family. Speak with a fertility specialist today.
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