Infertility is more common than we think. Research shows that about 15% of couples who are trying to conceive are faced with the harsh reality of infertility. That’s about one unsuccessful attempt to pregnancy out of eight couples who would happily go on with their journey to having a child of their own. And unlike the infertility stigma our society largely places upon our women, it is worthy to take note that infertility affects men as much as it affects our women. To put it easily, 50% of unsuccessful attempts to conceive are attributed to male infertility. So if you are planning to have an extra member to your family and the past years have been unkind to you, it would be wise to look at the issue on a completely different level this time. The problem could be yours or it could be your partners. If you have already frequented your OB-Gyne clinic multiple times or if you are still struggling to find a doctor that you can put your trust on, this article is for you. While we do not intend to replace your physician’s professional opinion on this matter, we hope to offer you a fresh new look at your treatment options without putting your health and your future baby at risk. Can you still keep your hopes high that you’re going to have a baby? The answer is yes. Here are the things you can try independently to increase your chances of conceiving.
1. Grape seed extract. Let’s keep it real and simple. One of the most common issues among men is low sperm count. This is the very first thing your grape seed extracts are excellent in doing. As an antioxidant, it is a good source of oligomeric proanthocyanidins and polyphenols which protects the sperm cells from oxidative damage. It also enhances your sperm’s chances to fertilize an egg by improving its morphology, which is the cell’s overall structure. What most people don’t know is that there can be different types of abnormally looking sperm cells including the double headed and double tailed ones, those with irregularly shaped or sized heads and finally those who have a defective middle piece. A sperm cell’s structure matters a lot in increasing the chances of conceiving because the head part contains all necessary information, the middle part contains all the energy needed during the journey and the tail would act as the propeller towards the fallopian tube and the ovary. Impairment in one of these severely impacts the ability to swim and attach to a fertilized egg. On the other hand, grape seed extracts can also improve and prepare the uterine environment for implantation. Its antioxidant properties release the body of stress and free radicals, thereby keeping the body healthy for future pregnancy.
2. Royale-C. Aside from its antioxidant properties, the most striking benefit of taking Vitamin C supplements is its ability to protect sperm cells from DNA damage, miscarriage and chromosomal defects in as early as two months. A clinical study showed positive results among men who previously failed fertility treatments. After taking 1 gram each of Vitamin C and E everyday, there were decreased DNA fragmentation and increased implantation and pregnancy rates. For women, ascorbic acid plays an important role in fertility by assisting the body to go through the normal ovulation process. There are a lot of other benefits that we can get from Vitamin C in relation to pregnancy but this one’s the most important because without ovulation, our entire plan of helping you conceive is pointless. A sperm without an egg to fertilize is like a story of Romeo without Juliet. Definitely tragic.
3. Glutathione. There’s more to glutathione than just whitening your skin. In fact, it plays an important role in male and female fertility. It plays a crucial function in improving the sperm cells general health. Most importantly, it protects egg quality. In folliculogenesis, the ovarian follicles which are the basic unit of the female reproductive system undergo replication. To understand the process more clearly, think of ovarian follicles as rough aggregation of cells containing the oocyte or immature egg. Each one of these cells need glutathione to protect them from damage and so to ensure a quality egg, we need to make sure that we are able to protect the cells surrounding it first.
4. Spirulina. If you are trying to get pregnant, your top goal should be to achieve optimum health. With the rise of pollutants and stress around us, many find it more difficult to have a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Good thing, we have seen in our lifetime the discovery of Spirulina. Tagged by the United Nations as the “best food for the future” and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the “most complete, balanced and super nutritious food on Earth,” this microscopic blue green algae contain the essential nutrients a person needs. Aside from chlorophyll, it also contains beta-carotene, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, gamma linoleic acid and protein. It is said that protein plays the most important role in terms of fertility because every single cell of our body is made up of protein. In fact, a research led by Jeffrey B. Russell, MD, at the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine (DIRM) in Newark, showed that patients whose daily protein intake was 25% or more of their diet and whose carbohydrate intake was 40% or less of their diet had four times the pregnancy rates of patients who ate less protein and more carbs daily. So if you would be trying to increase your protein intake, the fastest and easiest way would be through Spirulina – its protein content is 2 times more than soya, 3 times more than milk and 6 times more than egg. Wow, what a nutrition packed food!
5. PERFORMAX (Men).
1. Sperm Production
2. Erectile Function
3. Sex Drive
6. Muscle Mass and Strength.
7. Red Blood Cell Production
8. Immune Function
9. Motivation etc