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Suitable for vegans: No
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What is Metabolics Preconception Formula?
Starting on the path to conceive and welcome a baby into your life can feel like a deeply meaningful and serious decision. At Metabolics, we fully appreciate the importance of this life-changing journey. That's why Metabolics Preconception Formula has been meticulously formulated, designed to support aspiring parents in their endeavour for optimal health before conception.
Preconception Formula is a result of extensive research and scientific expertise, combining essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants carefully selected to support normal reproductive health and overall well-being.
It is recommended that both potential parents take Preconception Formula at least one month prior to conception and preferably for three months.
Preconception nutrition and supplementation is important to maintain good nutritional status prior to conception to help minimise health risks to mothers and their babies.
It is also an important supplement that can be taken by the potential father as a good nutritional status is important for fertility.
What is Metabolics Preconception Formula good for?
Metabolics Preconception Formula consists of a balance of nutrients that support normal reproductive health. Such nutrients include:
If there is inadequate folate in the diet, then anaemia or neural tube defects of the spine (spina bifida) or brain (anencephaly) may occur. It is difficult to obtain enough levels of folate in the diet, so recommendations are for women of child-bearing age to take 400 micrograms of folate daily by supplementation one month before conception and up to three months after. Supplemental folate, or folic acid, intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.
Prenatal folate is important for early child development.
Maternal choline intake during pregnancy and lactation contributes to normal liver function of the foetus and exclusively breastfed infants.
According to this 2023 article “Choline and contribution to normal liver function of the foetus and exclusively breastfed infants” published by the EFSA, ‘there is a gap in supply of choline during pregnancy and lactation of ~ 100 mg/day that needs to be achieved via additional intake, through the natural diet or a supplemental source of choline. These amounts are also aligned with other claims based on essential nutrients, where the claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of choline. Such minimum amounts could be derived with 15% from the adequate intake levels of choline corresponding to 72 and 78 mg/day choline for pregnancy and lactation, respectively.’
Who is Metabolics Preconception Formula for?
INFERTILITY IN MEN
A study titled “Micronutrients intake is associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men” showed that men with higher levels of certain micronutrients might produce sperm with less DNA damage, especially in older men. These nutrients included Vitamin C, E, Beta-carotene, Zinc and Folate.
Zinc in particular, contributes to normal fertility and reproduction, normal DNA synthesis, and the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. This mineral is generally associated with the normal functions of the male reproductive system, therefore it is extremely important to maintain good zinc status. Deficiency in zinc is associated with low testosterone levels, poor sperm quality and an increased risk of male infertility, as highlighted in the study “Zinc is an Essential Element for Male Fertility: A Review of Zn Roles in Men's Health, Germination, Sperm Quality, and Fertilization.”.
Selenium is alos included in Preconception Formula as it contributes to normal spermatogenesis and protects cells from oxidative stress.
Selenium forms part of the selenoenzymes and these protect sperm form damage and mutation. They make up part of the cell structure and the protein substances in the sperm tail. Combining Selenium with vitamin E is reported to have beneficial and protective effects on sperm motility, as suggested in the study “Selenium–vitamin E supplementation in infertile men: effects on semen parameters and pregnancy rate”.
Men should take at least three months, but preferably six months, of Metabolics Preconception Formula, as this gives two full cycles of sperm production.
FERTILITY IN WOMEN
A review of studies of micronutrient supplements on female fertility in Current Opinion of Obstetric Gynaecology on April 6 2013 summarised that “Apart from lowering the malformation risk by periconceptual supplementation of folic acid, substitution with different micronutrients particularly folic acid, Vitamins B6, C, D, E, Iodine, Selenium, Iron and DHA.
There are certain nutrients that are particularly important to build up prior to conception. Requirements for folic acid, calcium, iron, and zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Vitamin B increase substantially during pregnancy so it is essential to have an adequate pool of these.
Why use Metabolics Preconception Formula
It is particularly important to use a high quality nutritional supplement preconceptually that does not contain pesticide or heavy metal residues and contains nutrient forms that are particularly bioavailable. As this is a daily supplement, it is also important that it contains vitamins at levels safe for mother and baby. Metabolics is particularly careful to source very high quality, bioavailable ingredients.
With a commitment to quality and safety, our supplement is manufactured under strict regulations, using premium ingredients that meet the highest industry standards. We aim to provide you with the confidence and reassurance you need as you take this momentous step towards starting a family.
At Metabolics we are renowned for our commitment to delivering high-quality supplements. Our liquid products stand out due to our meticulous manufacturing process. These liquid supplements are carefully crafted using pure water, ensuring the highest standards of purity and cleanliness. The water used in our production undergoes a rigorous purification process, reaching 18.2 megohms (MΩ). This ultra-pure water ensures that the final liquid products are free from impurities, contaminants, and unwanted substances, guaranteeing exceptional quality and efficacy.
This product is suitable for vegetarian diets.
Recommended dose - 3 capsules twice per day with food.
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
Food supplements made to GMP standards.
Made in our clean room facility, here in the UK.
ISO accredited ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 accredited.
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"Great product, made me feel secure in knowing I was as prepared as possible for pregnancy and for a healthy baby"