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What is Fertility?

Very simplistically the process of how pregnancy occurs is the following:

A woman’s body must release an egg (oocyte) from one of her two ovaries

A man’s sperm must reach the egg and fertilise the egg along the way

The fertilised egg (embryo) must go through one of the woman’s fallopian tubes toward the uterus

The embryo must then implant (attach) to the inside of the uterus

Fertility is a woman or man’s ability to conceive children. A couple’s ability to conceive a baby is dependent on both the woman and man’s fertility.

When a couple is unable to get pregnant after generally at least one year of unprotected intercourse, they are considered to have infertility and their doctor will begin assessing the possible causes. Factors that may contribute to infertility include the couple’s age as well as lifestyle habits like smoking, alcohol, and drug use. There are also certain medications, cancer treatments, and medical conditions that can also affect fertility.

Infertility has various potential causes. In women, hormonal imbalances, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), difficulties with ovarian function, obstructed fallopian tubes, or uterine abnormalities like fibroids are common causes. In men, infertility can be the result of abnormal sperm parameters (low sperm count, low sperm concentration, and abnormal looking sperm), disrupted testicular or ejaculatory function, or a hormonal or genetic condition.

As part of a holistic fertility treatment programme many doctors will recommend Fertility Supplements which contain specific fertility vitamins and minerals like Inositol (Myo- and D-Chiro Inositol), Folate, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, L-Arginine, Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc to name a few. These minerals and vitamins all play a role in both the female and male reproductive system which includes the health of the woman’s eggs and the man’s sperm. Increasing fertility in some couples may require a complete overhaul of lifestyle habits including diet, weight loss and exercise to yield positive results. This is done in conjunction with prescribed fertility medication and over-the-counter Fertility Supplements.

Stellar Activ-FOLATE

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Activ-FOLATE

Metabolically Active Folate

Stellar Activ-Folate contains the active form of Folate. Folate has an important role in female fertility, both before and after conception. For women who are struggling to conceive, Folate can help prevent early pregnancy defects that can lead to miscarriage. It is also recommended that women who have suffered from previous miscarriages increase the dose of Folate taken before pregnancy and into the first trimester.

Studies have shown that a higher intake of supplemental Folate was associated with higher live birth rates after assisted reproductive technology treatment.

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Metabolically Active Folate
References:

  • Gaskins AJ, Afeiche MC, Wright DL, et al. Dietary folate and reproductive success among women undergoing assisted reproduction. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124(4):801-809. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000477
  • Schaefer E, Nock D. The Impact of Preconceptional Multiple-Micronutrient Supplementation on Female Fertility. Clin Med Insights Womens Health. 2019;12:1179562X19843868. Published 2019 Apr 23. doi:10.1177/1179562X19843868
  • InsuMax-Q

    InsuMax-Q

    Nutrients supporting Glucose Metabolism

    As part of a holistic fertility treatment programme many doctors will recommend fertility supplements which contain specific fertility vitamins and minerals like Inositol (Myo-Inositol and D-Chiro Inositol), Folate, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, L-Arginine, Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc to name a few. These minerals and vitamins all play a role in both the female and male reproductive system which includes the health of the woman’s eggs and the man’s sperm.

    By promoting the health of both the female and male reproductive system this increases the chances of a couple falling pregnant.  InsuMax-Q is considered a good fertility supplement because it contains high doses of all these vitamins and minerals as well as other essential nutrients that assist in reproductive health. It can be taken by both women and men. InsuMax-Q is Halaal and vegan friendly.

    Increasing fertility in some couples may require a complete overhaul of lifestyle habits including diet, weight loss and exercise to yield positive results. This is done in conjunction with prescribed fertility medication and over-the-counter fertility supplements like InsuMax-Q.

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    Frequently asked Questions

    During Pregnancy, the need for certain Vitamins and Minerals increases because of the development of your Baby. The following Vitamins and Minerals are most important during Pregnancy

    • Folate is important for your Baby’s Brain and Spinal Cord development and for the prevention of Neural Tube Defects such as Spina Bifida
    • Iron becomes important in your second and third trimesters of Pregnancy as the blood volume increases for baby and to prevent anemia in Mom
    • B-Complex Vitamins work synergistically together with Iron during Pregnancy and are essential for the development of healthy red blood cells
    • Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium are essential for the development of Baby’s Bones and Teeth as well as for maintenance of Mom’s Bones and Teeth
    • Antioxidants such as Vitamin C are important for Immune Support in Pregnancy
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids particularly those rich in DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are important for the development of Baby’s Brain as well as for maintenance of Mom’s Brain to prevent “Pregnancy Forgetfulness” and Post-partum Depression

    Yes, Pregnancy Vitamins taken on an empty stomach can make a person feel sick and nauseous. Some Women during their first trimester of Pregnancy develop “Morning Sickness” and thus anything that they take will make them feel sick. 

    It is recommended that you always take your Pregnancy Supplement with a meal to prevent you from feeling sick. Alternatively, if you are suffering from pregnancy-related Morning Sickness it is best to stick to a plain Folate Supplement like Stellar Activ-Folate in your first trimester of Pregnancy

    Yes, if you are trying to conceive it is recommended that you start taking folate (folic acid) at least 2 to 3 months before trying to conceive. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all Women planning to fall Pregnant should start supplementing with Folate (Folic Acid) at least 2 to 3 months prior to conception and for the first trimester of Pregnancy

    It is also beneficial to start preparing your body for Pregnancy by taking a Pregnancy Vitamin that contains Iron, B-Complex Vitamins, Antioxidants, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D in addition to Folate (Folic Acid). 

    Preggy-Mama is a Pregnancy Vitamin and Mineral Supplement that contains Vitamins and Minerals for preparing your body for conception. 

    Ideally, you should start taking pregnancy vitamins before conception (before even falling pregnant) especially Folate. The birth defects prevented by Folate (Folic Acid) happen within the first few weeks of pregnancy, before you even know you’re expecting.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all Women planning to fall Pregnant should start supplementing with Folate (Folic Acid) at least 2 to 3 months prior to conception and for the first trimester of Pregnancy

    Preggy-Mama contains Folate and can be taken before you even fall Pregnant to prepare your body for Pregnancy

    Even if you eat a healthy diet, you may still need to take Pregnancy Vitamins, especially Folate (Folic Acid). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that all Women planning to fall Pregnant should start supplementing with Folate (Folic Acid) at least 2 to 3 months prior to conception and for the first trimester of Pregnancy. 

    Your body’s nutritional demands increase during pregnancy. It takes a lot of vitamins and minerals to grow a full-term baby! Pregnancy vitamins help fill the gap in any missing nutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) you may have.

    Preggy-Mama can help to fill the Vitamin and Minerals gaps that you may have during Pregnancy, that your diet may not provide.

    Prenatal Vitamins are Pregnancy Supplements that contain a combination of Vitamins and Minerals that you will need before, during and after your Pregnancy. Folic Acid / Folate is the most important Vitamin to take when planning a pregnancy. However, there are many other Prenatal Vitamins that are also important in Pregnancy such as Iron, B-Complex Vitamins, Antioxidants, Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium. 

    Taking a Prenatal Vitamin such as Preggy-Mama will provide you with a comprehensive combination of Pregnancy Vitamins and Minerals. 

    Yes, it is recommended that you take Pregnancy Vitamins while breastfeeding for at least 6 to 12 months after giving birth. Breastfeeding is a nutritionally demanding period in a Woman’s life and thus supplementing Vitamins and Minerals that are lost through the Breastfeeding process is important.

    Preggy-Mama can be used before, during and after Pregnancy and throughout the Breastfeeding process. 

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