While preparing to conceive, it’s crucial for men to pay attention to their overall health, as this can affect the health of their sperm. Modern lifestyle factors such as stress and poor diet can lead to damaging sperm DNA, which then negatively affects your chances of conceiving.
Taking pre-conception vitamins is a great way to support a successful and healthy conception. NaturoBest’s Preconception Multi for Men is a comprehensive multivitamin, multimineral, and antioxidant, formulated to enhance general health and support sperm health.
This ultra-low excipient formula provides only active forms of vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate, and is free from copper. It also contains 6mg of lycopene and 100mg of Coenzyme Q10, which have been shown in clinical trials to boost sperm motility.
Preconception Multi for Men is carefully designed to provide optimal support for a heathy body, from reproductive hormones to the thyroid and immune system. The greater your overall well-being, the greater the chances of healthy sperm and successful conception.
As sperm production can take 74-78 days, it’s recommended to begin taking Preconception Multi for Men at least 3 months prior to attempting to conceive. For the best results, your partner should also take Preconception Multi for Women during these 3 months.
NaturoBest multivitamins are vegan-friendly and completely free from animal products, soy, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, gluten, lactose, MSG, nuts, oats and other grain-derived ingredients, peanuts, sulphites, sucralose, wheat, yeast magnesium stearate, and stearic acid. It is also GMO free and contains no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. Please contact us if you require more allergen information beyond the substances listed here.
Preconception Multi for Men is a comprehensive, high potency multivitamin, multimineral and antioxidant that has been specially formulated to:
• Support healthy reproductive hormones.
• Support sperm health and a healthy conception.
• Provides 1000mcg of vitamin B12 in the form of hydroxocobalamin which supports energy levels due to inadequate intake.
• Contains key nutrients to enhance sperm health including 1000mcg of vitamin B12 as hydroxocobalamin, 200mg of vitamin C as magnesium ascorbate, 100mg of CoQ10 and 6mg of lycopene in a daily dose.
Sperm production takes 74-78 days. For best results, take 2 capsules daily with food for at least 3 months prior to conception
Daily dose (2 capsules) contains:
| equivalent vitamin A (retinol equivalents)
| equivalent thiamine (vitamin B1)
|Riboflavin sodium phosphate
| equivalent riboflavin (active vitamin B2)
|Nicotinamide (vitamin B3)
| equivalent pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
| equivalent pyridoxine (active vitamin B6)
|equivalent folinic acid, activated folate
|Hydroxocobalamin (natural vitamin B12)
|Magnesium ascorbate monohydrate
| equivalent ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
| equivalent magnesium
|Colecalciferol (equivalent vitamin D3 1000iu)
|Natural d-mixed tocotrienols (EVNolMax™)
| equiv. pure tocotrienols/tocopherol complex (vitamin E)
| equivalent chromium
| equivalent iodine
| equivalent magnesium
|Total elemental magnesium per daily dose
| equivalent selenium
|Zinc citrate dihydrate
| equivalent zinc
|Lycopersicon esculentum extract from 1.5 grams minimum dry fruit
| equivalent standardised lycopene
|Collodial anhydrous silica
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose and ascorbyl palmitate.
Directions for Use
Take two capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
For the best results, begin taking these multivitamins at least 3 months before you plan to conceive, allowing time to enhance the health of your sperm. Your partner should also be taking an appropriate preconception multivitamin during this time.
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Looking for more information about preconception vitamins for men? Read the answers to these FAQs below to fully understand why these supplements are so important.
Quite simply, it takes two to make a baby. If both partners are in the best possible health, with optimal levels of key nutrients, this increases the likelihood of successfully conceiving a healthy embryo. Just as the mother is expected to take supplements, so should the father.
It’s been well-documented in recent years that sperm counts are declining
among men in the Western world, so it’s more important than ever to give your sperm the best chance at fertilising an egg by boosting your sperm health with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Taking preconception vitamins can support your preconception health.
As reported by Australian Family Physician
, infertility affects up to 20% of couples, with men being solely responsible 30% of the time, and co-contributing 20% of the time. There are many possible causes of male infertility, but there are also many ways to increase male fertility.
In addition to certain lifestyle changes and any other treatment advised by your practitioner, taking daily preconception vitamins will help to improve your general physical health and boost sperm production. You can find further advice on more ways to improve fertility below.
Here are 8 top tips for life changes that you can make to help improve your fertility, in conjunction with taking daily preconception multivitamins:
- Be a healthy weight – Being overweight or underweight can affect your sperm. Determine your ideal weight with your doctor and follow a balanced diet with regular physical activity to achieve this.
- Get enough sleep – Lack of sleep can also have a negative impact on the quality of your sperm. It’s important to get a sufficient amount of sleep – at least 7.5-8 hours every night to be well rested.
- Stop smoking and drinking – Smoking cigarettes or any other kind of substance can result in sluggish sperm and a low sperm count. Alcohol does the same, and can even cause sperm abnormalities.
- Cut down on caffeine – Though it may be slight, caffeine and soft drink intake can reduce sperm concentration. You should try to eliminate coffee and drink one cup of tea instead and eliminate soft drinks and energy drinks.
- Do more exercise – On top of eating and sleeping well, regular exercise helps you to stay in good physical condition, and reduces pent-up stress that can negatively affect your sperm quality.
- Make sure meds are fertility-friendly – If you take any medications, consult your doctor to check whether any of them can affect your sperm, and switch to a suitable alternative if this applies.
- Keep testicles cool – Sperm production requires an ideal temperature, and heat can kill off sperm. Avoid things like tight clothes, long hot showers, electric blankets, and cycling – and never use a laptop on your actual lap.
- Avoid infertility-causing toxins – Unfortunately, there are plenty of chemicals that can damage sperm and decrease sperm count. If you work around heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, radiation, or any other toxic substances, be sure to limit your exposure and always take protective measures.
As we’ve mentioned, sperm production can take up to 78 days, which means that any changes you make will also take this long to affect your sperm count and quality. This is why you should make such changes as soon as possible, and begin taking daily preconception multivitamins at least 3 months before you intend to conceive.
After 3-4 months, when you’re ready to conceive, you should make sure that you and your partner are regularly having unprotected sex. In the days leading up to partner’s ovulation (indicated by a positive ovulation predictor kit and the presence of fertile mucus), try having sex twice daily until one day after ovulation has occurred. Although your sperm count will decline with frequent ejaculation, the quality of your sperm will be improved and this is the most important factor for a healthy conception.
After following a preconception plan, it is common to conceive within a few months. If you’re unable to conceive after 12 months, consult your doctor, as tests may be required to determine a cause.
If your partner misses their period, they’ll be able to take a pregnancy test any time from the first day of the missed period. Your partner can do a test at any time of day although morning is best. If the test is positive, contact your health practitioner to begin planning antenatal care – and congratulations!