Supplements to Increase Fertility

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

After last week’s blog about fertility and diet, I received a number of emails about what else could be done to help boost fertility in women. I spoke to an herbalist and a naturopath about what supplements could safely be taken to help increase the chances of ovulation and conception, and this is what was recommended. Chaste berry is an herb that helps improve ovulation and progesterone balance. Vitamins B6 and B12, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc have all shown to improve fertility. A good prenatal supplement contains all of these important nutrients and can be taken while you are trying to conceive. L-arginine is an amino acid that helps improve blood circulation to reproductive organs for better egg development and embryo implantation. Vitamins E and C are particularly important for women with endometriosis. These antioxidants reduce inflammation that may prevent fertilization. Before taking any of these supplements, talk to your health practitioner about whether these are right for you, and what doses you should take. You can also schedule a consultation with one our nutritionists or naturopaths, if you need guidance.