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What fertility supplements should you take when trying to get pregnant?

There are a variety of fertility supplements available to help with conception, so it can be hard to decide which ones to take. Find out which supplements are best for you.

What fertility supplements should you take when trying to get pregnant?

What are fertility supplements?

Fertility supplements are manufactured products, usually in the form of a pill, sachet, tablet or capsule. They may contain a variety of constituents and are often suggested as having an important role in fertility.


The difficulty is knowing which of these supplements are likely to be of benefit to you and have evidence demonstrating effectiveness and a logical mode of action.


Vitamins play an essential role in all our bodily functions, including our reproductive health. But it can be difficult to get everything you need from your diet, so supplementing with the right balance of micronutrients ensures you and your partner’s egg or sperm are of the best quality to boost your chances of conception. Managing a healthy diet with the right fertility supplements is an easy and non-invasive way to support your fertility journey.

What fertility supplements can boost your chances of conception?

Fertility supplements can be found on the internet, in pharmacies and supermarkets — there are many on the market. But many do not have the evidence to back their claims.

To actually boost your chances of conception, you need to take a fertility supplement that has clinical evidence behind it, so you can be certain you’re increasing your chances of success.

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Factors you can control

Managing a healthy diet with the right fertility supplements is an easy and non-invasive way to support your fertility journey.

Supplementing with the right balance of micronutrients will help you and your partner’s egg or sperm to be the best quality – to optimise your chances of conception.

One of the essential supplements to take when trying for a baby is folic acid. The NHS recommends 400 micrograms of folic acid daily: from before you become pregnant, until you’re 12 weeks pregnant, as a minimum. Folic acid is known to help prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects, including spina bifida.

There are many supplement brands on the market, but Impryl® stands out from other fertility supplements as it contains activated micronutrients along with 400 mg of folic acid. This means the micronutrients are already in the form your body can use, without them needing to be converted into an active form (most people are unaware that about 25% of us are unable to make this conversion).

Supplements can also reduce symptoms of infertility such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Inofolic® Alpha is the only supplement that is proven to restore ovulation in 95% of PCOS women after three months, also helping to alleviate many of the most common PCOS symptoms.

Can men take fertility supplements too?

Yes, this makes sense, because sperm production is influenced by diet.

Fertility supplements can improve male fertility, to make sure sperm is strong and healthy. Generally, 40% of fertility problems are due to the man, 40% are due to the woman and 20% are due to both or unknown reasons – so it’s vital to consider the health of the couple as a whole.

Male infertility can be caused by sperm DNA fragmentation. However, if men take supplements containing strong antioxidants in an effort to correct this, it can actually lead to another infertility problem – sperm DNA decondensation. There are so many fertility supplements on the market, but many will actually be harmful to fertility if they’re causing DNA decondensation.

To counteract this problem, Impryl® for men contains activated micronutrients that help your body to produce glutathione (GSH), the body’s natural antioxidant, only when and where it is needed. The micronutrients within Impryl® are proven to help prevent both DNA fragmentation and DNA decondensation and there are clinical studies showing live births to couples following Impryl® treatment in men.

What fertility supplements can you take if you have PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is very common, affecting around one in every 10 women in the UK.

It’s also one of the most common causes of female infertility. PCOS can cause hormonal imbalances that disrupt ovulation and sometimes stop ovulation completely (anovulation).

PCOS symptoms can vary from woman to woman and can leave sufferers feeling frustrated by the lack of control they feel over their own body.

Many fertility supplements on the market are for general fertility health. But women with PCOS need very specific, targeted help. Fortunately, an evidence-based supplement is available to help regulate hormonal imbalance and restore ovulation improving fertility. Inofolic® Alpha restores ovulation in women and improves egg quality. It’s the only supplement that’s proven to restore ovulation in 95% of women after three months.

To understand how Inofolic® Alpha can help, you need to know why PCOS can lead to infertility. It comes down to the fact that PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and inflammation. These can result in too high a level of male hormone (free testosterone) in your body which can lead to anovulation (inability to ovulate).

By combining myo-inositol, folic acid and alpha-lactalbumin, Inofolic® Alpha reduces inflammation, increases the absorption rate of myo-inositol (by improving the gut microbiome) to restore ovulation and improve the quality of your eggs.

When should you start taking fertility supplements?

Ideally, start as soon as possible.

Fertility supplements such as Impryl® contain the essential micronutrients you need to maintain metabolic balance to support conception. So it would be beneficial to take Impryl®, to support your metabolism and help keep all the cells in your body at peak performance. Both women and men should be taking Impryl® from at least three months before conception onwards.

For women with PCOS it still makes sense to continue to take Inofolic® Alpha not only when you are trying to conceive but also during pregnancy (to prevent Gestational Diabetes) and thereafter. This will help reduce and stabilise PCOS symptoms, which can be challenging every single day. However, in relation to fertility, Inofolic® Alpha will help regulate ovulation and improve the quality of the egg. As it takes approximately three months for an egg to grow, you need to take Inofolic® Alpha for at least three months before conception for the best chance of conceiving.

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You are not alone. Sometimes the road to conception can be challenging. Read others customers experiences of trying to conceive and how our products helped.

Matt

I'm so grateful to the doctor for recommending Impryl to me and if we try for another in the future, I will definitely be taking these from the start.
Mar 5th, 2024

Abi

Since taking Inofolic Alpha I have started to see that I’ve been ovulating, and I’ve been coming on my period on time.
Jan 31st, 2024

Hannah

I cannot thank fertility family enough for these amazing products I truly believe that without taking both Inofolic Alpha and Impryl our son would not be here today. I have since recommended these products and again they have worked for our close friends too. 
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Hannah

Once I started taking Inofolic Alpha, my period started within 2 weeks and then I had 2 periods in the following 2 months and was very impressed but then they stopped again. A few weeks later I woke feeling nauseous and I took a pregnancy test.. I had fallen pregnant naturally, for the first time in 8 years!
Dec 20th, 2023

Sarbjeet

I ordered Inofolic Alpha and took it for 2 weeks before my next scan and I was amazed to be told that both my ovaries were producing eggs, and I had a chance of twins.
Oct 11th, 2023

Danielle

I am now 17 weeks pregnant; we believe this is 100% down to Impryl just giving everything that boost we needed. We are over the moon and I’m so grateful.
Aug 31st, 2023

Karolina

We have seen that all parameters in myself and my husband improved, so we can say that Impryl really does improve both egg quality and sperm quality.
Aug 31st, 2023

Trish

My friend and I both believe that we were blessed with our babies due to taking Inofolic Alpha and Impryl. I'd recommend Inofolic Alpha and Impryl to anyone trying to conceive.
Jul 4th, 2023

Kerry

I started on Inofolic Alpha as my partner and I are TTC and I had no periods. After nearly 4 months, I started getting my cycles again around 30-35 days apart.
Jun 15th, 2023