The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.
A study of women undergoing fertility treatment concludes that those living in Northern latitudes, with less sun exposure, have a higher prevalence of 25(OH)D insufficiency and longer infertility duration.
The industrialised world is gripped by an "infertility crisis" and there’s great opportunity for supplements to help but the market needs more consumer friendly dosage forms, according to Hermes Pharma.
Mice that received an obesity-inducing western diet (WD) had increased reproductive success when supplemented with a ‘Fertility Enhancer’ (FE) supplement containing antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, PUFAs and amino acids.
Supplementation with the powerful antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) has the potential to contribute to a better function of the reproductive system in women with PCOS, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published in 'British...
After a successful career leading Fortune 500 companies and tech startups to IPO, Joni Hanson Davis founded a femtech company to address the growing infertility crisis with Beli prenatal vitamins for him and her.
Male fertility is declining, and despite knowledge that this is impacted by nutrition, lifestyle advice rarely reaches beyond the realms of weight, alcohol, smoking and drugs. A newly published review looks into why this subject is taboo and what supplements...
Novel probiotic products Fertibiome and Neobiome improve fertility in couples and gut health in premature babies, according to research developed jointly by Spanish pharmaceutical company Zinereo Pharma and R&D firm Probisearch.
Italian researchers have come up with a scoring system for supplements aimed at improving male fertility. Their analysis shows among the many ingredients used in such supplements, folic acid, inositol and NAC seemed the most promising.
Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new study claiming to be the largest randomised, placebo-controlled trial to examine the effects of antioxidants on male fertility without additional assisted...
Two Argentinian biotech entrepreneurs who are using microbiome modulation in an aim to treat some of the most complicated causes of infertility have won tickets to Probiota 2020 after winning NutraIngredients’ Pioneers competition.
A new study looks at historical herbal fertility treatments used in North America as a way to shed light on what might be worth further research today, as well as elucidate what herbs women are already using behind the scenes.
The widely-used dietary supplement, L-carnitine when combined with
L-acetyl-carnitine, a related chemical, may improve sperm motility
in men with fertility problems, according to new research by
scientists at the University of Rome.
A chemical that occurs naturally in the leaves of an African plant
could boost men's fertility, UK researchers told the European
Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology's annual