Are you battling to conceive? A new programme, Supreme Fertility uses DNA testing to address the root cause of couples struggling to conceive. This, together with consultations with experts, lifestyle guidance and supplementation help couples to become the healthiest that they can be in order to fall pregnant naturally.
A staggering 50% of infertility cases are caused by genetic issues which is why, instead of generalised treatment, Supreme Fertility will do DNA tests on couples to find out more about their genetic makeup and ability to conceive. With DNA as a starting point, doctors are swiftly able to identify possible genetic weaknesses and biological challenges and prescribe a course of treatment using this valuable information.
Supreme Fertility provides an affordable six-month programme, including DNA testing for both partners with unexplained infertility, with a personal or family history of infertility and/or miscarriages, and when physical causes of infertility have been excluded, or before trying in vitro fertilization (IVF). The ideal time to do this is preconception, to ensure the optimal health of both parents.
Supreme Fertility equips patients with an understanding of infertility linked to female factors such as recurrent miscarriages, implantation failure, and the potential genetic causes of these, such as disrupted circadian rhythms, retaining heavy metals, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids and more. By providing a list of screenings, one is able to determine if any of these are evident. In this way, further obstacles to falling pregnant are eliminated.
For males, genes can shed light on why they may experience low sperm motility, low sperm count, sperm DNA damage or hormonal imbalances. The programme also provides suggested solutions to help manage or overcome these.
Supreme Fertility builds on exactly that and enables both the mother and father to improve their health and well-being in order to increase their chances of natural conception. The programme includes lifestyle guidance and supplementation for both potential parents in order to help them conceive. Many over-the-counter vitamins can greatly benefit the process if taken from the onset of trying to conceive. A specific set is recommended.
“With DNA as a starting point, doctors are swiftly able to identify possible genetic weaknesses and biological challenges, and prescribe a course of treatment, using this valuable information.”
Prenatal vitamins almost always include folic acid, an essential nutrient that helps prevent devastating birth defects. However, what is not so well known is that approximately 50% of individuals’ bodies are unable to convert folic acid into folate, the form needed for it to be effective. Supreme Fertility has launched a folate supplement to address this vital concern. This is merely one example of the solutions proposed by the programme.
Because eating is such an important part of equipping the body with the strength to conceive, recommendations of what to eat and what to avoid eating is included for both him and her. This programme not only suggests what to eat, and what not to eat but also makes recommendations about individual micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to ensure that the body has what it needs.
Lifestyle changes such as the use of cell phones, laptops, air filtration, stress levels and an optimal BMI (body mass index) are recommended as part of this unique programme. Additionally, a recommended detoxification of one’s house, food and personal care products as well as what to look out for on labels, are included. And while the adage “self-care” is often used loosely, Supreme Fertility specifies and emphasises the importance of this in specific ways.
Supreme Fertility is available through doctors and dieticians. Visit www.supremefertility.co.za for a list of registered practitioners, or to find out more today.