Infertility is defined as the absence of conception after one year of regular intercourse without the use of any contraceptive. Many couples experience conception problems and it can be very difficult to pinpoint the cause of the infertility. While there are many possible factors, a balanced diet is still essential for the maintenance of healthy reproductive systems.
For women, an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria may be a factor in fertility problems and supplementing with Lactobacillus acidophilus can be a huge help. Vitamin B6 helps balance progesterone levels while vitamin E is a vital nutrient for sex hormones. Vitamin C, zinc and L-arginine helps improve sperm count and motility. Herbal remedies such as wild raspberry leaf tea, dong quai root, nettle tea and red clover are also very popular supports.