Although almost every woman I’ve helped with fertility was using some sort of Prenatal vitamin/mineral there are two recent studies below that show their benefit. When undergoing IVF there are large non-physiological quantities of hormones that need to be metabolized and certain minerals such as copper and zinc are used as co-enzymes in their metabolism. Therefore it is possible that deficiencies can develop.
For any kind of fertility issues I strongly feel that Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are superior than modern assisted reproductive technologies (ART) for a majority of cases. With acupuncture and herbs you not only help the woman conceive, but also to create healthier offspring, as well as support the health of the mother. However I also prefer to use some sort of whole food multi vitamin and mineral to support general health. If there have been miscarriages I also use potent antioxidants (not ones found in a multivitamin/mineral) to help reduce oxidative stress. As shown by one of the studies below oxidative stress can be high in some IVF cases.
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