FertilWoman® Plus has been formulated to provide an advanced blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and other selected nutrients to support female fertility. This advanced formulation contains all the benefits of the original FertilCare® supplement but now with 5 times more L-Arginine, Vitamin E & Vitamin B1 plus increased levels of Selenium, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid and Vitamins C, D3 & B12. as well as L-Carnitine (Carnipure®), Inositol, Lutein, Molybdenum and CoQ10.
Through the choice of using 4 tablets per day, FertilWoman® PLUS is able to deliver optimum levels of each nutrient to support general wellbeing and specifically help prepare the body for conception.
Higher strength L-arginine
With CO Q10, Lutein, Inositol & Calcium
Fertility, Reproduction & DNA synthesis (Zinc)
Contributes to normal:
Regulation of hormonal activity
Fertility & Reproduction
The primary benefit from any good food supplement is that it provides appropriate levels of nutrients to support the health of the consumer. FertilWoman® PLUS does this by providing 28 nutrients including those well-known and scientifically validated for preconception – Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron and Zinc as well as a range of amino acids and other profoundly helpful nutrients such as Coenzyme Q10 and Lutein. When we consume food, we always take in a complex blend of many nutrients which work together synergistically to help support good health. Food, like complex blends of nutrients is the way our bodies are used to receiving nutrition, and so in that way it helps the body choose how it wants to distribute and handle the nutrients. This approach is the right one for nutritional support, as it builds upon the diet and doesn’t attempt to replace a varied diet through pharmacological doses of individual nutrients.
Cell division & Re-production
Folic Acid directly supports maternal tissue growth and the prevention of neural tube defects. Supplementing with 400mcg every day for at least one month prior to conception and up to three months after increases maternal folate status which is particularly important as low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus. Other nutrients that help with normal cell division to support a developing foetus include Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium.
Calcium, Vitamin D3 & Vitamin K2 all contribute to healthy bones. It is widely understood the importance of Calcium within the bone matrix, along with protein and other nutrients and also generally well known that the body needs Vitamin D to absorb Calcium, but Vitamin K2 also plays an essential role by activating the enzymes which physically bind the calcium into the bone. Vitamin K2 therefore completes the effective delivery of calcium from the diet to the bone.
Hair, Skin & Nails
When the body is short of nutrients it will pull them from whatever stores it has to focus on the key functions, as a result sometimes it is possible for skin, hair and nails to be de-prioritised. Making sure adequate intakes of; Vitamin B2, Niacin, Biotin, Iodine and Zinc will ensure normal skin, hair and nails are still maintained.
Coenzyme Q10 is biochemically involved in the production of ATP in body cells. ATP is the fuel for all cellular activity, but levels decline as we age. Maintaining a healthy CoQ10 intake helps to offset that decline. This nutrient is particularly important to be aware of as traditional food sources such as offal are consumed to a much lesser degree in the 21st century than they used to be. Without offal the diet contains much less CoQ10 that with it, hence why this formula ensures an optimum amount is present in the diet. B Vitamins and Magnesium are essential to support normal energy yielding metabolism and can help with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin C, D, various B Vitamins, Copper, Iron, Zinc and Selenium all support the normal functioning of the immune system.
Iodine, Iron and Zinc all support normal cognitive function with Calcium also supporting normal neurotransmission - enhanced by the presence of Pantothenic Acid which is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and steroidal hormones.
Who should use FertilWoman Plus?
A sensible decision for any woman planning a pregnancy, is to make sure their intake of vitamins, minerals and amino acids gives them the best chance of conception.
How to use
Take two tablets per day after a meal. Swallow with a glass of water. You can take FertilWoman Plus at any time while trying to conceive, but for optimal use, take at least 3 months prior to trying to conceive.
UK Government advises that everyone should supplement with 10 micrograms of Vita- min D a day in the autumn and winter months because the majority of this vitamin is made in the body by the action of sunlight on the skin. Anyone who doesn’t get enough sunlight should consider supplementing for longer periods. Vitamin D regulates the amount of calci- um and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth & muscles healthy.
This fat soluble vitamin works with the long chain fatty acids that make up all cellular membranes to protect them from cellular oxidation keeping them healthy and functioning normally.
There are two main types of Vitamin K found in the diet, known as K1 and K2. Vitamin K2 is found in fermented foods including some cheeses. K2 activates calcium-binding enzymes, which are able to pick up Calcium inappropriately deposited in blood vessels and also bind it appropriately to improve bone mineral density. Vitamin K2 therefore plays a key role in supporting heart and bone health in all ages.
Vitamin C is vital in the formation of Collagen. Collagen serves as a kind of glue that holds cells together, therefore Vitamin C plays a role keeping the integrity of every tissue and organ in the body.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
The key role of thiamine in the nervous system is through nerve conduction which is seen in brain signalling and the control of regular heart contractions.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
This vitamin is an essential component of coenzymes which play major roles in energy production; cellular function, growth, and development; and metabolism of fats, drugs, and steroids. Interestingly as an example of the interdependence of nutrients Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) helps activate Vitamin B6 in the body. Pregnant or lactating women who rarely consume meats or dairy products are at risk of Riboflavin deficiency.
After ingestion this vitamin is converted into either of the two active forms, NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate). Similarly, to Riboflavin these co-factors are involved in the generation of energy from food. NAD is intimately involved in ATP (the body’s cellular fuel) production. NADP is involved in the breakdown of carbohydrate and fatty acids also supporting energy levels.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Vitamin B6 has a variety of metabolic functions especially in amino acid metabolism and in the central nervous system. Vitamin B6 is also involved in the formation of several ‘amines’ vital for cell to cell communication (neurotransmitters) such as histamine, dopamine and serotonin. Vitamin B6 is also required in the production of prostaglandins as well as in haemoglobin synthesis.
Folic Acid supplementation during the periconceptional period (about one month before conception until the end of the first trimester) dramatically reduces the incidence of neural tube defects). Thus, Folic Acid supplementation (at least 400 μg/day) is recommended for all women capable of becoming pregnant.
Together with Folic Acid, it works to produce DNA synthesis and red blood cells. It also aids the development and functioning of brain, nerves and blood cells as well as helping to maintain the normal central nervous system and neurological functions.
Biotin is involved in the formation of fatty acids and energy production. It is also essential for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, nerves, and glands producing sex hormones.
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
Helps metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, aids in the release of stress-relieving hormones.
98% of the body’s Calcium is used to help form bones and teeth, but the remaining 2% is equally vital in its support of muscle function, blood balance (e.g. helping blood clot in cases of injury), nerve transmission and removal of toxic metals from the body.
Magnesium deficiency is prevalent in women of childbearing age in both developing and developed countries. The need for Magnesium increases during pregnancy, and many pregnant women likely do not meet this increased need.
During pregnancy, your body produces more blood to support the growth of your baby. If you’re not getting enough Iron or certain other nutrients, your body might not be able to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs to make this additional blood. Iron-deficiency anaemia occurs when the body doesn’t have enough iron to produce adequate amounts of the haemoglobin protein found in red blood cells which carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
Zinc is involved in cell replication, tissue and bone growth and immunity. Zinc is essential for the production, storage, secretion and utilization of Insulin and also has a close relationship with Vitamin A; supporting it and the transport of iron through the blood. In addition, Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function, DNA synthesis and normal fertility and reproduction.
Adequate Copper supplies are essential for normal foetal development. During pregnancy, many changes occur in Copper levels and transport in both mother and foetus. Copper levels in maternal serum rise. At the same time, total body Copper levels increase, but not in the tis- sues normally associated with Copper homeostasis. The placental transport system changes during development, increasing during the latter stages and resulting in the transport of more Copper towards the end of gestation than earlier in pregnancy.
Manganese is needed for many enzyme reactions such as those involved in energy and antioxidant functions. It is also key to good bone, cartilage, and connective tissue growth.
Like Vitamin E, with which it is associated in some functions, Selenium is an antioxidant. It is a vital part of the important Glutathione based enzyme that helps the immune system.
Chromium helps your body break down and store fats, carbohydrates and protein. It also works with the hormone insulin to maintain a normal level of glucose in your body. Chromium also promotes the building of proteins in your developing baby’s growing tissues.
Molybdenum is involved as an antioxidant in key enzyme systems in the body helping to
The main function of Iodine is in normal thyroid function which is essential for metabolism. Iodine is the key component of the thyroid hormones, e.g. Thyroxine which is necessary for growth, mental and physical development and the maintenance of health.
Lutein is concentrated in dark green leafy vegetables in the diet and is concentrated in breastmilk in the mother and the eyes and brain of the developing infant. As there is a direct relationship between the amount of Lutein in breastmilk and the amount in the diet, it is important to ensure sufficient Lutein is consumed on a daily basis.
Inositol has a role in RNA synthesis, in cell structure and in the microbial synthesis of other B vitamins. It is also thought to help maintain healthy hair.
The important thing to note is that the amount of CoQ10 that the body produces declines with age. So, as a woman gets older, all her cells, including her egg cells, have less energy available. How might CoQ10 improve egg quality? One theory is that because egg cells are so large, and because so much energy is required for fertilisation and embryonic cell division, inefficient energy production results in lower egg quality and embryo quality. By supplementing CoQ10, eggs have a better chance of sufficient energy from its mitochondria to propel its healthy growth.
Arginine is an amino acid known to be involved in vascular dilation and therefore normal circulation. Sufficient levels of Arginine allow the body to appropriately manage arterial wall flexibility.
Cysteine is an amino acid that is used in the body to build proteins and the important immune supporting peptide Glutathione.
L-Carnitine is used by your body to turn fat into energy. It’s found naturally in your body, in dairy products and in red meat as well as in supplement form.
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is a vital part of leading a fulfilling life. It is doubly important when considering pregnancy so as well as ensuring your diet is broad based and full of fresh foods and the right supplements, also make sure you exercise well and most importantly spend time resting and sleeping as this is one of the best ways of managing stress.
Cellulose, Arginine Hydrochloride, Calcium Carbonate, Carnitine Tartrate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Cysteine Hydrochloride, Modified Maize Starch, Co-Enzyme Q10, DL Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Silicon Dioxide, Maltodextrin, Inositol, Ferrous Fumarate, Stearic Acid, Colour (Titanium Dioxide), Thiamine (Thiamine Mononitrate), Pantothenic Acid (Calcium Pantothenate), Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (Nicotinamide), Talc, Riboflavin, Cross-linked Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sucrose, Zinc Oxide, Maize Starch, Acacia, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Lutein, Manganese Sulphate, Triglycerides, Copper Sulphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Antioxidants (DL Alpha Tocopherol, Tartaric Acid), Chromium Chloride, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Menaquinone 7 (Vitamin K), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D).
Food supplement: Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle.
Caution: If you are taking any medication or have an existing medical condition please consult your doctor or a health care professional before using this product. This product contains iron, which, if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children.
Manufactured in the UK to high GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) quality standards.
Pack size: 120 teblets (8 Blisters of 15 tablets) providing a 30 day supply
Suitable for vegetarians