Some of our community members swear by FertilAid, a natural fertility supplement. Others are curious about FertilAid and wanted to find out more. In today’s blog post, I review the supplement and its effectiveness in helping women get pregnant. Here is what I found about FertilAid for Women.
What is FertilAid for Women?
According to the FertilAid website, FertilAid is a doctor-designed “fertility enhancing supplement.” Which doctors, I wondered? Well it turns out that the FertilAid formula was developed by Dr. Amos Grunebaum – an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in high-risk pregnancies and who has delivered thousands of babies. You can read the bio for Dr. Grunebaum on the FertilAid website.
What does FertilAid for Women do?
FertilAid supplements are intended to help female fertility by “promoting female hormonal balance, regular ovulation, supporting reproductive organs and tissues, and providing a complete spectrum of critical prenatal vitamins and minerals.”
FertilAid contains many of the nutrients that commonly exist in prenatal vitamins. The supplement also contains a few additional “proven fertility-enhancing herbal ingredients.” Here is a list of those extra ingredients:
- Red clover blossom
- Siberian Ginseng
- Vitex Agnus Castus (Chasteberry)
- Ginkgo Biloba
If you are trying to get pregnant, ask your doctor if you can take FertilAid instead of a regular prenatal vitamin.
Who should NOT take FertilAid?
The FertilAid website says that the following groups of women should NOT take FertilAid, so please be safe and heed their advice.
- Those taking Clomid or other fertility medications should NOT use FertilAid.
- Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) should NOT take FertilAid.
- While FertilAid is recommended before pregnancy, the website states that pregnant and breastfeeding women should NOT take FertilAid.
Does FertilAid really work?
Interestingly, the FertilAid website shares clinically significant research findings on FertilAid for Men but they do not share any strong clinical research support for the female formula. This makes me wonder if the company has done clinical trials on FertilAid for Women or not. And if they have done studies on FertilAid for Women, the results may not have shown strong statistical support.
If you visit the FertilAid website, you can see a number of studies showing some benefit of the ingredients in FertilAid for Women. Still, no clinical study shows FertilAid for Women as an effective fertility aid. This does not mean that FertilAid won’t help you get pregnant. It just means that current research has not shown an effect.
Should you take FertilAid?
When trying to get pregnant, FertilAid may help you get any key nutrients that you might be lacking, just like other prenatal vitamins. However, your doctor may recommend that if you are undergoing fertility treatments you should probably not take FertilAid. Always check with your doctor to be safe.
Is FertilAid harmful?
As mentioned in their research findings, FertilAid may interact with some fertility treatments such as Clomid, fertility drugs, and IVF. If you are undergoing fertility treatments, please be on the safe side when it comes to your health. Do your research, ask questions and talk to your healthcare professional or pharmacist before taking any new vitamins or supplements.
FertilAid for Women & for Men
In my next blog post, I will review FertilAid for Men.