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Don’t Forget Dad-To-Be When Trying To Conceive

So you want to get pregnant. You begin doing all the things: tracking your cycle, eating better and you make an initial appointment with your OB. As you walk out of the office more than likely you leave with a small yet highly underrated homework assignment: pick a prenatal. Little do we know—because it’s not part of that initial conversation with our doctors—that both partners actually need to start a prenatal. Yes dad-to-be’s sperm needs to be just as ready to conceive as a future mom’s egg. 

When it comes to reproductive health, both partners play a crucial role, yet men are often left out of the equation. Research has shown thatmen significantly impact conception rates, miscarriages, and infertility cases. Science is also sounding the alarm that sperm rates and sperm health have been on the decline, with men today having 50% less sperm compared to their grandfathers, due to various factors like environmental and lifestyle elements. Exposure to endocrine disruptors, sedentary lifestyles, poor nutrition, obesity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, and prolonged exposure to EMFs have also been linked to reduced sperm quality.

Here’s the good news: the male human body produces fresh sperm every 60 to 70 days, providing a significant opportunity for men to improve their sperm health through dietary modifications, nutritional interventions and quality supplementation. This is a huge opportunity for men to step up and ensure that their contribution is a good one.

This is why selecting the right prenatal supplement is essential for both partners—but with the abundance of misinformation in an unregulated industry, the task can be overwhelming. 

There are key factors to consider when choosing a prenatal supplement for men to boost the chances of healthy pregnancy and ensure optimal health for you and your future family. That’s why it’s important to choose a high quality men’s prenatal.

What to look for in a men’s prenatal:

Antioxidants: Vitamins C and E, selenium, and zinc help combat oxidative stress that can damage sperm cells.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): Supplementation has shown improvements in sperm concentration, motility, morphology, and DNA integrity. 

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC): Reduces oxidative damage, improves antioxidant status, and enhances sperm quality. 

Folate: Essential for DNA synthesis and maintenance. 

Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to impaired sperm quality. 

Zinc: Intake is vital for testosterone production and sperm development.

Fish Oil: Omega-3 fatty acids (aka fish oil)  contribute to healthy sperm production and function.

This is a tall order, but every nutrient is key. This is why we created  WeNatal, the supplement that surpasses traditional prenatal supplements and offers a groundbreaking product intentionally formulated for both partners. With functional doses and bioavailable ingredients, WeNatal ensures optimal nutrient intake for men, supporting their reproductive health and overall well-being. The formula includes crucial fertility-supporting nutrients such as CoQ10, L-carnitine, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), zinc, methylated B-complex vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. WeNatal not only supports sperm count, shape, and motility but also offers benefits beyond fertility support, including improved libido, immune system support, cardiovascular health, enhanced mood and energy levels, and reduced oxidative stress.

Prenatal supplements specifically designed for men are a game changer in improving male fertility and increasing the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby. These supplements bridge nutritional gaps and provide essential nutrients necessary for optimal sperm production and quality, so don’t forget to take the DNA of your dad-to-be this Father’s Day. 

Ronit Menashe, co-founder of WeNatal, is driven by a deep belief in accessible health and wellness. Inspired by her experiences with pregnancy loss in early 2020, Ronit became extremely passionate about the fertility space. She learned the importance of men’s health in supporting healthy pregnancies, leading her to reimagine gender paradigms around fertility and pregnancy. Ronit is now driven to create the next generation of prenatal supplements, aiming to make a positive impact on the health of both parents. Her mission-driven business, WeNatal, seeks to provide clean wellness brands with a premium experience, making a positive impact on lives worldwide. Follow along on instagram.

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