Expert nutrition for when trying for a baby
Pregnacare Him & Her Conception now provides the opportunity for couples to take a convenient, balanced daily formula specifically developed with nutrients for male and female reproductive health as well as overall wellbeing. The extra value dual pack contains both Pregnacare Conception and Wellman Conception nutritional tablets, which have been specifically designed to support both men and women who are trying for a baby.
When couples decide to try for a family, both women and men need to look after their diet and lifestyle in order to maximise their health and support conception. It is important for couples to be in the best possible health nutritionally, ideally at least 6 months before a baby is conceived. The sperm and ovum are formed well in advance of fertilization and need to be provided with the best nutrition possible for when they combine. For example sperm take 75 days to form and up to 21 days to mature, which means a man’s current lifestyle and health will affect the sperm he produces 3 months from now.
As part of helping to ensure a healthy conception, couples are now routinely counselled to look at their lifestyle and diet as practical measures which can help to improve their fertility and their chances of success, including nutritional supplementation. It is now widely accepted that nutritional deficiencies can have a direct impact on male as well as female fertility. For couples who are serious about conception and the very best start for their developing baby, it is recommended that both partners address their diet and nutrition.
Pregnacare Conception Tablets for women
Introducing Pregnacare Conception
Pregnacare Conception provides a carefully balanced comprehensive formulation of micronutrients including inositol, l-arginine, n-acetyl cysteine and selenium. The formula also includes vitamin D plus 400mcg folic acid, as recommended by the UK Department of Health.
Recommended Folic Acid level
Pregnacare Conception provides 400mcg folic acid, the exact level recommended by the UK Department of Health for all women who are trying to conceive. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status*. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus. Folic acid also has a role in the process of cell division and also contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Female reproductive health
Certain nutrients can play a role in helping support reproductive health in women. Pregnacare Conception includes zinc which contributes to normal fertility and reproduction whilst vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. The formula also includes vitamin B12, iron, magnesium and vitamin D which have a role in the process of cell division.
All-round nutritional support
Pregnacare Conception provides all round nutritional support including biotin & copper which contribute to normal energy release and iron which contributes to the normal function of the immune system & formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Vitamins B6 & B12 are contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system. The formula also includes other key nutrients; L-Arginine, Inositol, N-Acetyl Cysteine and Betacarotene.
This product is designed for women of child-bearing age.
*The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400mcg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
Wellman Conception tablets for men
Supporting reproductive health
When couples decide to try for a family, it is not only women who should look after their diet and lifestyle in order to maintain their health and support conception.
Introducing Wellman Conception
Wellman Conception recognises that men have distinct reproductive health needs of their own. Many men now recognise the importance of and adopting a healthier lifestyle when trying for a baby.
Wellman Conception has been developed to provide a comprehensive combination of vitamins and minerals and bio-active nutrients to help support all round health and vitality including iron which contributes to normal energy release, as well as specific nutrients which have been chosen for their role in fertility and reproduction.
Nutritional Support for Fertility
Wellman Conception is a comprehensive formulation with specific nutrients, including zinc which contributes to normal fertility and reproduction. Zinc and vitamin C both contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, and also help contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
Zinc is arguably one of the most important minerals for the male reproductive system as semen contains 100 times more zinc than is found in the blood. In fact each ejaculation contains around 5mg of zinc; one half of the whole recommended daily nutrient intake, therefore 15mg of zinc has been included within the formulation.
Conception & Spermatogenesis
Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity, zinc contributes to normal testosterone levels in the blood and selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis. It is now known that folic acid not only plays a critical role in female conception, for the early development of the foetus, but is also important for the male’s role in conception too. Folic acid, iron, magnesium and vitamin B12 have a role in the process of cell division, plus vitamin A, which has a role in the process of cell specialisation.
For all round health and vitality
Vitamins B6 & B12 along with copper, iron and zinc contribute to normal energy release. Folic acid, vitamin B6, riboflavin (vit. B2) contribute to normal red blood cell formation as well as iron, contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin which carries oxygen and blood to the reproductive organs. Vitamins B6 & B12 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system. The formula also includes other key nutrients; Peruvian MACA Extract, Co-Q10, Lycopene, Siberian Ginseng Extract and Pine Bark Extract.
When to use Pregnacare Him & Her Conception
Men and women should use Pregnacare Him & Her Conception as soon as they start trying for a baby. To help build the body’s nutritional stores it can be taken for 3-6 months before you start to try for a baby. Once you have confirmed you are pregnant, women can continue to use up any remaining Pregnacare Conception tablets, before moving on to Pregnacare tablets or liquid, Pregnacare Plus with Omega-3 or Pregnacare Max with Omega-3 plus Calcium which are specially formulated for the remainder of your pregnancy. Following conception, men can move onto Wellman tablets which provide a comprehensive formulation of over 28 essential bio-elements plus vitamins B6 & B12, zinc, copper, iron which contribute to normal energy release, health & vitality for men of all ages.
If you experience a delay in your monthly cycle, this may not necessarily mean you are pregnant and it is advised to take a pregnancy test and speak to your health professional.Pregnacare Conception is a nutrient based, researched formula without any drugs or hormones. If your monthly cycle is not regular we recommend you consult your doctor or health professional.