Some women may need added support...
In addition to your prenatal supplements, your healthcare professional may recommend specific ingredients for extra support.
Although not for everyone, these products may support ovarian health and egg quality in some women.*
Now available through the same Fertilix brand you know and trust.
Complementary fertility products: what is the evidence?
Many natural products have been evaluated for their efficacy in promoting female reproductive health. Of these, CoQ10 and DHEA are the most extensively studied in clinical trials. They have demonstrated positive outcomes in specific subgroups of women such as those with diminished ovarian reserve.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Oral supplementation of CoQ10 in doses ranging from 200-1000mg per day in women with poor ovarian reserve or low-quality eggs has been been shown to be beneficial. CoQ10 is a naturally occurring fat-soluble cofactor present in the inner mitochondrial membrane. It participates in aerobic cellular respiration which generates most of the energy in the human body. Additionally, CoQ10 operates as a potent antioxidant to protect cells from oxidative damage both directly, and indirectly, through the regeneration of Vitamin E.
In our bodies, CoQ10 exists in two chemically distinct redox states:
(oxidized or inactive form)
(reduced or active form)
Fertilix CoQ10 uses only the natural, biologically active form (Ubiquinol) and is delivered in 200mg softgels. Although the majority of studies with CoQ10 utilized Ubiquinone, the superior oral bioavailability and antioxidant properties of Ubiquinol mean that lower doses can be administered, thereby minimizing potential side-effects with longterm use.
Take CoQ10 only if advised by your healthcare professional.
DHEA is a steroid prohormone produced in various glands in our body. It is pivotal in the biosynthesis of androgen and estrogen sex hormones, which may be helpful for female fertility.
Oral administration of DHEA in women with low ovarian reserve has shown improvement, but women with normal ovarian health will not further benefit from supplementation. DHEA levels in the body naturally peak in early adulthood and fall with age so older women are more likely to benefit.
DHEA is short-lived in the body, transforming to its sulphate from (DHEA-S) in about 30 minutes, which in turn undergoes enzymatic conversion back to DHEA thus serving as a circulating reservoir for DHEA. The elimination half-life of DHEA-S is short (7-10 hours), therefore, 3 daily doses of DHEA are usually recommended to ensure adequate circulating levels.
Fertilix DHEA comes in vegetarian capsules in 25mg doses, and is normally recommended to be taken 3x daily.
Take DHEA only if advised by your healthcare professional.