Key Nutrients To Consider When Trying To Conceive

Updated: Nov 3

nutrients for fertility

If you are trying for a baby it’s a good idea to start thinking about your current diet and lifestyle. There are certain nutrients that have been shown to be beneficial when it comes to fertility and increasing your chances of conception. Getting adequate amounts via diet and supplementation will give you the best possible chance of a healthy pregnancy. 

Here are my essential nutrients:

B Vitamins

Low levels of B12 & B6 are reported in almost half of infertile women. By increasing this we can promote egg & sperm health and lower the risk of ovulatory infertility.

Folic acid/Folate

Supplementation prior to pregnancy can increase chances of fertilisation and implantation. It can also improve success rates of fertility treatments due to egg quality and decrease neural tube defects in the baby.

Vitamin C

Essential for hormone production and ovulation. Its antioxidant qualities protect sperm DNA and improve other semen parameters.

Vitamin D

Can increase the likelihood of reaching full-term pregnancy and reduces chances of pre-eclampsia. Some studies have seen a link between low levels of D3 and infertility.

Vitamin E

A potent antioxidant that may promote sperm function and general reproductive health in women via thickening of the endometrial wall, which encourages implantation.


Crucial for the production of sperm, sperm motility and healthy testosterone levels. It can also support ovulation and the luteal phase in women, reduce prolactin and help with fertilisation.


Involved in oestrogen and progesterone synthesis, deficiencies have been linked to female infertility.