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Frequently Asked Questions About FertilityBlend Fertility Supplements

Below are commonly asked questions about FertilityBlend for Women and FertilityBlend for Men. Clicking on any of the questions below will take you directly to the section of this page that provides the answer. Information for the Women's product is in the left column and information on the Men's product is in the right column. If you still have questions after reading this section of our site, feel free to contact us.

General Questions

What is Fertility Blend?

For Women

FertilityBlend for Women is a scientifically validated herbal/nutritional blend to improve fertility by optimizing hormonal and menstrual cycle balance, without the increased multiple births associated with drug therapy.

This premium combination of amino acids, herbs, vitamins and minerals improves overall reproductive health. Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry herb) enhances hormone balance and ovulation frequency. The antioxidants green tea, vitamin E, and selenium help reverse oxidative damage that occurs with aging to improve overall reproductive health. Folic acid assists in the reduction of specific birth defects (neural tube defects) in children, while vitamins B6 and B12, iron, zinc and magnesium help promote fertility health. L-arginine is an amino acid that stimulates the reproductive organs by improving circulation to these areas.

For Men

FertilityBlend for Men is a scientifically validated herbal/nutritional blend to improve fertility health by improving sperm quality and motility (spontaneous motion).

This premium combination of herbs, vitamins and minerals improves overall health and helps address many of the deficiencies known to decrease fertility health. L-Carnitine is an amino acid that has been shown to be critical to the formation of healthy, active sperm. Ferulic acid, an antioxidant found in Dong quai, has also been shown to improve sperm quality. The antioxidants vitamin C and E, green tea and selenium improve overall reproductive health. Zinc and B Vitamins (B6, B12, and folate) are critical nutrients in the male reproductive system for proper hormone metabolism, sperm formation and motility.

How is FertilityBlend for Women different from FertilityBlend for Men?

For Women

Both FertilityBlend for Women and FertilityBlend for Men provide a natural, nutritional approach to improve fertility and reproductive health. Highly respected medical doctors and a nutritional science Ph.D., formulated these blends to address the fertility issues specific to women and to men. FertilityBlend for Women contains chasteberry, L-arginine and other nutrients unique to the women's formula that help hormone balance and uterine health. FertilityBlend for Men addresses issues specific to male fertility, particularly sperm count, motility and linearity, with L-carnitine and other nutrients unique to the men's formula. Both formulas contain a wide variety of antioxidants for improving overall reproductive health.

For Men

Both FertilityBlend for Men and FertilityBlend for Women provide a natural, nutritional approach to improve fertility and reproductive health. Highly respected medical doctors and a nutritional science Ph.D., formulated these blends to address the fertility issues specific to men and to women. FertilityBlend for Women contains chasteberry, L-arginine and other nutrients unique to the women's formula that help hormone balance and uterine health. FertilityBlend for Men addresses issues specific to male fertility, particularly sperm count, motility and linearity, with L-carnitine and other nutrients unique to the men's formula. Both formulas contain a wide variety of antioxidants for improving overall reproductive health.

Is FertilityBlend a drug?

For Women

FertilityBlend for Women is not a drug. It is a daily nutritional supplement. While it is not intended for the treatment of any disease, it may be used as a "soft" approach to optimize fertility in a natural manner, as an option prior to, or instead of, "hard" options such as in vitro fertilization or fertility drugs. FertilityBlend does not have the degree of side effects associated with drug therapy, but it should not be combined with IVF or drug therapy due to the risk of enhancing or interfering with those effects.

For Men

FertilityBlend for Men is not a drug. It is a daily nutritional supplement. While it is not intended for the treatment of any disease, it may be used as a "soft" approach to optimize fertility in a natural manner, as an option prior to, or instead of, "hard" options such as in vitro fertilization or fertility drugs. Although FertilityBlend for Women should not be combining with IVF or fertility drugs due to possible hormone interactions, men's FertilityBlend should not interfere with these type of fertility treatments.

Why are nutritional supplements preferable to drugs?

For Women

Nutritional supplements take a more gradual, gentle, natural approach compared to drugs. The focus with supplements is the optimization of health and wellness, rather than the treatment of disease. Drugs are used for the treatment of specific conditions, often by altering biological pathways, sometimes in a very powerful or unnatural manner, and often with undesirable side effects. FertilityBlend for Women works with the body to improve the underlying hormone balance and reduce free radical damage, rather than forcing the body with a quick acting drug.

For Men

Nutritional supplements take a more gradual, gentle, natural approach compared to drugs. The focus with supplements is the optimization of health and wellness, rather than the treatment of disease. Drugs are used for the treatment of specific conditions, often by altering biological pathways, sometimes in a very powerful or unnatural manner, and often with undesirable side effects.

Why is FertilityBlend better than supplementation with the individual ingredients sold separately?

For Women

FertilityBlend for Women is formulated to allow the ingredients to work in concert, at optimum levels of each individual ingredient. The combination of these ingredients results in a synergistic effect that exceeds the benefits possible with any single one of these ingredients. The amounts of each ingredient are at the lowest possible effective dose, and are combined for convenience of use. The Daily Wellness Company also ensures the use of only the highest possible quality of standardized ingredients.

For Men

FertilityBlend for Men is formulated to allow the ingredients to work in concert, at optimum levels of each individual ingredient. The combination of these ingredients results in a synergistic effect that exceeds the benefits possible with any single one of these ingredients. The amounts of each ingredient are at the lowest possible effective dose, and are combined for convenience of use. The Daily Wellness Company also ensures the use of only the highest possible quality of standardized ingredients..

How is FertilityBlend different from other natural products on the market that claim they can improve fertility?

For Women

FertilityBlend for Women is the only major U.S. brand of product in this category. Traditional formulations are not subject to the same scientific scrutiny as FertilityBlend, nor have they undergone the double-blind, placebo-controlled studies that FertilityBlend for Women has undertaken. The Daily Wellness Company, the maker of this product, is committed to supporting scientific research. The company has taken a methodical and clinical approach toward the development of FertilityBlend in order to establish the highest level of credibility and consumer trust. Click here to see consumer warning.

For Men

FertilityBlend is a major U.S. brand of product in this category. Traditional formulations are not subject to the same scientific scrutiny as FertilityBlend, nor do they undergo the double-blind, placebo-controlled studies that FertilityBlend for Men has undertaken. The Daily Wellness Company, the maker of this product, is committed to supporting scientific research. The company has taken a methodical and clinical approach toward the development of FertilityBlend in order to establish the highest level of credibility and consumer trust. Click here to see consumer warning.

How it Works

In general, how does it work?

For Women

FertilityBlend for Women was developed on the basis of published scientific literature on individual nutritional components that benefit fertility health. The herb, Vitex (chasteberry) has been reported to enhance hormone balance, resulting in increased progesterone release and ovulation frequency (see references). The antioxidants, green tea, vitamin E, and selenium, improve overall reproductive health by reducing free radical damage. Folic acid assists in the reduction of specific birth defects (neural tube defects) in children, while vitamins B6 and B12, iron, zinc and magnesium help promote fertility health. L-arginine, an amino acid, stimulates the reproductive organs by improving circulation to these areas. (See the section on "How it Works).

For Men

FertilityBlend for Men was developed on the basis of published scientific literature on individual nutritional components that benefit fertility health. L-Carnitine is an amino acid that has been shown to be critical to the formation of healthy, active sperm (see references). Ferulic acid, an antioxidant found in Dong quai, has also been shown to improve sperm quality. The antioxidants vitamin C and E, green tea and selenium improve overall reproductive health by reducing free radical damage. Zinc and B Vitamins (B6, B12, and folate) are critical nutrients in the male reproductive system for proper hormone metabolism, sperm formation and motility. (See the section on "How it Works)

How much do I take and how long before it starts to work?

For Women

As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules per day. It's best to take the capsules throughout the day, one with each meal, however, you may take the 3 capsules all at once with food if it is more convenient. Use for at least 3 months before expecting a significant alteration in hormone balance and fertility. If conception is not achieved within this time, you may want to have your partner take FertilityBlend for Men. At least 50% of fertility issues are due to low sperm quality and motility. You may also want to check with doctor to determine whether there are any physical causes for low fertility that can be corrected by standard medical procedures. Usually doctors recommend at least a year of trying to conceive before undergoing extensive fertility tests.

For Men

As a dietary supplement, take 3-4 capsules per day with food for the first month, followed with continued use of at least 2 capsules per day with food. Use for at least 3 months before expecting a significant alteration in sperm quality and fertility. If conception is not achieved within this time, you may want to have your partner take FertilityBlend for Women. Female fertility issues are often due to hormonal imbalances or stress factors that decrease the rate of egg release. You may also want to check with doctor to determine whether there are any physical causes for low fertility that can be corrected by standard medical procedures. Usually doctors recommend at least a year of trying to conceive before undergoing extensive fertility tests.

Has FertilityBlend been clinically tested?

For Women

Nutritional studies are currently ongoing for women. Results will be submitted for presentation and publication in major medical forums and journals. As results become available, they will also be posted on this web site. See section on "Clinical Results" for the latest update.

For Men

Nutritional studies are currently ongoing for Men. Results will be submitted for presentation and publication in major medical forums and journals. As results become available, they will also be posted on this web site. See section on "Clinical Results" for the latest updates.

What causes fertility issues?

For Women

As many as 15% of couples in the U.S. have difficulty conceiving a child. In about one third of these cases, it is the man that has low fertility; in another third, the female has fertility issues… The remaining third is due to both male and female fertility issues or unknown causes. In many of these cases, the causes of low fertility are treatable. Infertility is defined as the failure to become pregnant after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse. The first step in dealing with fertility issues should always be a thorough health exam of both partners to determine any obvious physical problems. If these are ruled out, sometimes doctors or patients don't know where to look next. If infertility is due to hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies or age, natural remedies should be considered.

Hormonal imbalance can be determined by blood tests of reproductive hormone levels. Measuring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen and progesterone at day 12 and 21 can indicate whether the hormonal state is compatible with pregnancy. LH or progesterone insufficiency also can be diagnosed with a urine test, or an abnormal monthly temperature chart. If progesterone is low, there is less of an expected increase in temperature during the second half of the cycle after ovulation. Without sufficient progesterone, the endometrium can not be prepared for implantation, and the fertile ova can not be converted into the corpus luteum.

For Men

As many as 15% of couples in the U.S. have difficulty conceiving a child. In about one third of these cases, it is the man that has low fertility; in another third, the female has fertility issues. The remaining third is due to combined male and female infertility issues, or unknown causes. In many of these cases, the causes of low fertility can be addressed.

Most cases of low male fertility display an abnormal sperm count or low sperm motility. Even though it takes only one sperm to fertilize an egg, there are many natural barriers in the female reproductive system that keep sperm from reaching the egg. Out of 200 million sperm in an average ejaculate, only 40 reach the vicinity of the eggs. Low sperm count or motility dramatically reduces the chances of the sperm reaching the egg.

In about 10% of the cases of low sperm count (oligospermia) the cause can be identified and treated by standard medical procedures. In the other 90%, the cause of low sperm count cannot be identified and is called "idiopathic oligospermia". Many of these cases, however, can be treated by changes in lifestyle and nutrition.

Why is nutrition important?

For Women

Lifestyle changes are often helpful in increasing chances for conception. Smoking, caffeine and alcohol consumption, and excessive or insufficient body weight, and stress have all been related to reduced fertility in women. Reproductive organs are highly susceptible to free radical or oxidative damage from environmental toxicants and natural aging. A balanced, nutritional diet, and nutritional supplements with a high antioxidant content (e.g. vitamin E and selenium) can help reverse some of this damage. Green tea has been shown to be a potent antioxidant, and tea drinking has been associated with increased chances of conception, as opposed to other caffeinated beverages that have a negative effect on fertility.

Vitex agnus-castus is the major herb used for improving hormone balance. Vitex increases LH production and mildly inhibits the release of FSH. The result is a shift in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, favoring corpus luteum production. Several clinical studies in Europe used Vitex successfully to restore progesterone balance, and induce fertility (39 of 45 women increased progesterone levels and 7 became pregnant within 3 months; see references).

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) has been shown to improve conception rates, as well as treat PMS symptoms, but whether due to a primary insufficiency is unclear. Folic acid, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium deficiencies have been known to cause fertility issues that are easily reversible with supplementation. L-arginine, an amino acid, helps improve circulation to the reproductive organs to enhance their receptivity to egg implantation.

For Men

Often a reduction in intake of alcohol, tobacco, prescription or nonprescription drugs, or avoidance of environmental contaminants can enhance sperm production. Usually an improvement in nutrition or supplementation also is necessary to reverse damage to the reproductive system incurred by stress or past abuses. Sperm are highly susceptible to free radical or oxidative damage from environmental toxicants and natural aging. Vitamins C and E, green tea and selenium are all potent antioxidants that help improve sperm counts and quality by reducing free radical damage. Ferulic acid, an antioxidant found in Dong quai, has also been shown to improve sperm quality. Zinc and B vitamins (especially B6 and B12) are critical nutrients in male reproductive systems for several reasons, including hormone metabolism, sperm formation and motility. The amino acids, L-arginine and L-carnitine have also been shown to be critical to the formation of healthy sperm. Higher intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts are important, but supplements are also needed to get sufficient amounts of these nutrients for noticeable effects on sperm quality.

How to Take it

When do I take it?

For Women

Take 3 capsules daily, any time of day, but preferably split into 2 or 3 doses to spread out absorption. If taking vitamins or minerals on an empty stomach bothers you, take after meals. Some herbal practitioners recommend taking Vitex only during the latter half of the menstrual cycle; however, the studies we cite, regarding use of Vitex to reduce PMS and improve fertility, have all recommended taking Vitex on a continuous basis, throughout the menstrual cycle. You can start taking FertilityBlend any time during your cycle. It usually takes 2-3 months to show significant changes in hormone balance, but keep taking for up to a year, or until pregnancy is confirmed.

For Men

Take 2-4 capsules daily, any time of day, but preferably split into 2 doses to spread out absorption. If taking vitamins or minerals on an empty stomach bothers you, take after meals.

What if I miss a day or two?

For Women

Missing a day or two will not seriously affect results. Just start taking it again as soon as you remember. If desired, you can take up to 4 capsules a day after missing a dose. Remember that results will not be optimal if you take this product sporadically.

For Men

Taking any more than the recommended dose of 2-4 capsules per day will not produce any additional benefits and is not recommended. Missing a day or two will not seriously affect results. Just start taking it again as soon as you remember. If desired, you can take up to 4 capsules a day after missing a dose. Remember that results will not be optimal if you take this product sporadically.

Should I take more than the recommended dose?

For Women

Taking any more than the recommended dose of 3 capsules per day will not produce any additional benefits and is not recommended. Taking larger amounts than recommended can result in an upset stomach and potentially other medical problems. Please consult with your doctor immediately if you experience adverse symptoms after taking too much of any product.

For Men

Taking any more than the recommended dose of 2-4 capsules per day will not produce any additional benefits and is not recommended. Taking larger amounts than recommended can result in an upset stomach and potentially other medical problems. Please consult with your doctor immediately if you experience adverse symptoms after taking too much of any product.

Safety

Is there anyone who should avoid taking FertilityBlend?

For Women

If pregnant or breast feeding you should only take supplements recommended by your physician. As a general rule, anyone with pre-existing medical conditions or on prescription medications should consult with their doctor or pharmacist before starting a new diet or supplement. Do not take with Clomid or other fertility drugs. Can be taken in conjunction with prenatal vitamins. Discontinue once pregnancy is verified and inform your physician that you were taking a dietary supplement that has been shown in clinical studies to normalize progesterone levels. Ask you physician whether it would be prudent to prescribe a progesterone supplement upon discontinuing FertilityBlend as an alternative means of sustaining healthy progesterone levels. Although Vitex has been safely taken during early pregnancy to help prevent miscarriage in cases of progesterone deficiency, it is always safest to avoid any drugs or supplements during pregnancy unless prescribed by your physician.

For Men

As a general rule, anyone with pre-existing medical conditions or on prescription medications should consult with their doctor or pharmacist before starting a new diet or supplement.

Do the ingredients in FertilityBlend interact with any other foods or drugs?

For Women

The ingredients in FertilityBlend for Women have a long history of use in humans and are not known to interact in any adverse way with other foods or drugs (except possibly fertility drugs) at the recommended dose. It is not recommended to take this product with Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or other fertility drugs or treatments (e.g. IVF) because it may enhance or interfere with these effects.

For Men

The ingredients in FertilityBlend for Men have a long history of use in humans and are not known to interact in any adverse way with other foods or drugs at the recommended dose.

Is FertilityBlend regulated by the FDA and other government agencies?

For Women

The Daily Wellness Company complies with all quality control requirements recommended by the FDA. Advertising and efficacy claims regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) are also adhered to.

For Men

The Daily Wellness Company complies with all quality control requirements recommended by the FDA. Advertising and efficacy claims regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) are also adhered to.

Can I take FertilityBlend for Women when I am pregnant or breast feeding?

For Women

We do not recommend taking FertilityBlend, or any supplement other than prenatal vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding, unless prescribed by your doctor. Although Vitex agnus-castus is not generally recommended during pregnancy, it has been used to prevent miscarriage in the first trimester of pregnancy with cases of progesterone insufficiency. None of the other ingredients carry any specific warnings against use by healthy pregnant or breast feeding women, but it is advisable to switch to prenatal vitamins during this period.

Miscellaneous

What other products do you sell/market/distribute?

The Daily Wellness Company manufacturers a number of other products including ArginMax (a sexual fitness supplement for men and women) and FertilityBlend (a fertility supplement for men and women). Please visit www.dailywellness.com for more information.

Where can I find it?

Currently, FertilityBlend is available at several retail chains, including GNC stores throughout the United States. FertilityBlend is also available through other online retailers as well as on our website. Please note that we are the only place that offers our Pregnancy Success Offer.

Can I buy stock in the Daily Wellness Company?

The Daily Wellness Company is a privately held company at the present time and capitalized through private venture investments with investors and a board of directors seasoned in high growth technology companies. In the meantime, we welcome your comments regarding our products.

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