Alternative approaches to medical interventions for Infertile couples became very popular the last decade. Changes in lifestyle and supplementation seem to be more cost effective and less stressful than medical interventions. Although there is lack of clear evidence, it is understood that optimizing health status before conception can regulate the menstrual cycle, enhance ovulation but also improve the quality of eggs and sperm. Research shows that “parenting” before conception can increase the odds of a healthy pregnancy and the long-life welfare of the newborn child.
Although micronutrients occur naturally in a healthy well-balanced diet, it is proven that in women who are trying to conceive the fertility potential can be enhanced and the risk of birth defects can be reduced by supplementing their diet.
Regular intake of Folic Acid, Iodine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, long-chain omega 3 fatty acids appears to improve female fertility. Individualizing the supplementation with antioxidants and micronutrients in combination with a healthy diet favoring fish, protein and grains is proven to be the gold standard for couples with impaired fertility.