Fertipil Plus for Women is designed to improve fertility and enhance general reproductive health. Fertipil plus helps to normalize female hormone levels, reduces chances of neural tube defects, improves uterine lining and egg quality and increases chances of getting pregnant naturally. Fertipil Plus for Women contains Folic Acid and 16 other essential ingredients which clinical studies have shown can improve chances of falling pregnant.
Who should take Fertipil Plus for Women?
- All women who are planning on falling pregnant and those who have been struggling to fall pregnant for a while.
- Fertipil Plus is an entry-level general fertility enhancing product which has shown to provide support for several conditions which cause infertility such as hormonal imbalances, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), irregular periods and anovulation.
How long should Fertipil Plus for Women be taken for best results?
- Fertipil Plus for Women should be taken for at least 6 months before treatment is stopped. All women are not the same and although many fall pregnant within a month, others only fall pregnant after several months of use. This is due to varying ovulation rates, nutritional conditioning ofthe individual, varying hormone levels and female hormone secretion rates.
Vitamin A 1000iu
Vitamin E 20mg
Folic Acid 165µg
Nicotinic Acid 10mg
Vitamin B12 6µg
Vitamin D3 1.5mg
Vitamin B6 6mg
Proprietary Blend 160mg (Siberian Ginseng, Red Clover, Vitex [Agnus-Castus])
- Vitex influences the release of luteinizing hormone and, in turn, increase levels of progesterone (a hormone known to play a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle). It has been shown to help balance of estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle. It blocks prolactin secretion in women with excessive levels of this hormone; excessive levels of prolactin can lead to breast tenderness and failure to ovulate. Vitex influences the release of luteinizing hormone and, in turn, increase levels of progesterone (a hormone known to play a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle). Vitex has been shown to help balance of estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle. Vitex blocks prolactin secretion in women with excessive levels of this hormone; excessive levels of prolactin can lead to breast tenderness and failure to ovulate.
Red Clover Extract
Red Clover extract has been shown to help improve uterine lining.
A combination of Inositol and Folic Acid substantially reduces the size of ovarian cysts, increases egg quality and reduces the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women undergoing ovulation induction as part of an IVF Cycle.
Fertipil Plus for Women contains both Inositol and Folic acid in dosages best suited for women who are trying to conceive.
Folic acid and neural tube defects
Folic acid is a vitamin which is crucial for two main reasons, before and during conception; it increases your fertility rate and lowers the risk of birth defects for your baby. This is the case due to its ability to help grow and protect cells in the female body. It is also essential for the development of DNA. This is especially critical during pregnancy, when cells are growing and dividing very quickly in order for the uterus to expand, the placenta to develop, blood circulation to increase, and the fetus to grow. Healthcare professionals recommend folic acid supplementation every day, for at least 3 months before trying to fall pregnant.
It has become a commonly known fact that the use of Folic Acid (which is part of the B vitamin group) before pregnancy, prevents neural tube defects. Therefore, public health authorities recommend an intake of 400µg folate per day for women of reproductive age.
Folic acid has been shown to lower the risk of birth defects by at least 50% and if the patient already had a baby with a defect, it can reduce the risk for a next child by as much as 70%. Some defects are fatal and others can leave the baby permanently disabled.
- Neural tube defects (NTDs)
- Heart and limb defects
- Urinary tract anomalies
- Narrowing of the lower stomach valve
- Oral facial clefts (like cleft lip and cleft palate)
These can occur within the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy, before the patient is aware that she is pregnant. Only 50% of pregnancies are planned and therefore it is important for every women of childbearing age to make sure that her folic acid intake is sufficient.
Zinc is an essential component of genetic material and a zinc deficiency can cause chromosomal changes in women leading to reduced fertility and an increased risk of miscarriage. Zinc is required for the female body to ‘attract and hold’ (utilize efficiently) the reproductive hormones, estrogen, and progesterone.
Zinc is a key factor in effective functioning of the female reproductive system. Without it cells will not divide properly and women may experience estrogen and progesterone imbalances, all of which will result in improper functionality of the reproductive system.
Infertility as a result of zinc deficiency may manifest itself in the following ways:-
Firstly, the production of eggs may be adversely affected since a woman’s body needs a certain amount of zinc to produce mature eggs that are ripe for fertilization.
Follicular Fluid Levels
Secondly, follicular fluid levels may plummet. Without enough fluid, an egg will not be able to travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus for implantation.
Thirdly, protein metabolism may be inhibited, lowering the quality of the eggs.
Lastly, hormone regulation may be impaired. Zinc harmonizes estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels throughout the entire menstrual cycle. Deficiencies may lead to hormonal imbalances, ovarian issue, and irregular periods.
Selenium is crucial to the development of healthy ovarian follicles. Follicles are responsible for production of eggs in women. It is important for many biological functions, such as immune response, thyroid hormone production, and acts as an antioxidant, helping to detoxify damaging chemicals in the body.
A study has shown that prevention of miscarriage and birth defects can be eliminated by taking Niacin (Nicotinic Acid or B3).
In the body, niacin and its derivative nicotinamide are used as co-enzymes in cell metabolism pathways to produce energy. These two nutrients are involved in breaking down the fats, proteins, carbohydrates and alcohol consumed in our diet and converting it into energy the body can use.
Vitamin B6 is one of the most useful vitamins for women suffering from infertility (especially due to PCOS). Its main importance is in regulating hormone levels (specifically the two hormones which are crucial for conception: progesterone and oestrogen). This accomplishes two things: increases female fertility and raises the chances of actually getting pregnant.
The former is caused by Vitamin B6’s ability to harmonize progesterone levels. This, in turn, strengthens the cycle’s luteal phases. The luteal phase is the time between when women ovulate, and when they get their period. It is also the time in which the endometrium is turned into a soft bed in which a fertilized egg can implant, and a baby can grow. And what amazing thing is responsible for this? That’s right: Progesterone. Vitamin B6 makes sure that progesterone levels are optimal so that the luteal phase is long enough and the endometrium is thick enough.
The latter is attributed to Vitamin B6’s success in stabilizing oestrogen levels, which consequently increases the cervical mucus.
VITAMIN B12 (METHYLCOBALAMIN)
A likely symptom of B12 deficiency is irregular ovulation or in severe cases, anovulation. Abnormalities in reproductive tract cells are also a high possibility. This causes the lining of the uterus and cervix to extend, and could possibly lead to cervical dysplasia.
Other studies imply a strong connection between a lack of B12 and abnormal estrogen levels, which interfere with fertilized egg implantation. This occurs due to thinning of the endometrium lining in egg fertilization, increasing the chances of miscarriage.
Vitamin D has been shown to assist reproductive tissues to attain optimal functional levels. Studies have found that raising vitamin D levels in the body may increase the rate of achieved pregnancies by more than 10%. The main reason for this is largely attributed to vitamin D’S ability to regulate hormones. A vast amount of research agrees that vitamin D affects hormone levels, specifically progesterone and estrogen, which regulate menstrual cycles and improve the likelihood of conception. A major cause of infertility can be attributed to hormonal imbalances (especially when it results in PCOS, the most common female endocrine disorder). A 2011 study concluded that “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple metabolic risk factors in women with PCOS.” According to a different study conducted in 2010, high doses of vitamin D lowered estradiol and progesterone.
Vitamin E has received much attention in recent years due to its ability to improve reproductive health. The most studied benefit (in relation to fertility) of Vitamin E relates to its antioxidative properties and beneficial effects against the reproductive disorders. Hence, it is highly recommended for women to consume vitamin E regularly, especially those who are in their reproductive age.
Although Vitamin A is essential for a number of processes in the body during pregnancy, it is the retinoic acid (RA) part of Vitamin A this is essential for male and female reproduction.