Humans cannot make folate, therefore folic acid must be obtained through diet or supplements. It can be found naturally in a fertility diet of:
Folic Acid is important for pregnant women, as deficiencies have been linked to neural tube defects.
Vitamin D is important for bone health and helps increase absorption in the intestines of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. Low levels of Vitamin D in diet or supplements have been associated with the following:
- Gestational diabetes
- Premature labor
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid. There have been studies supporting its importance for women’s fertility who are trying to conceive and those who are pregnant. It must be obtained from diet or supplements.
The best DHA food diet include coldwater fish such as:
Natural Fertility Supplements for Men
Several vitamins and supplements have been suggested to play a role in male fertility. These include:
- Folic acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Keep in mind that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not strictly regulate vitamins and supplements, so there is no guarantee of product strength or safety. Always consult with your healthcare provider prior to starting a new therapy.