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Studies Show Fertility Dietary Supplement Supports Reproductive Health

Posted: 7th July 2016 08:51

Health conscious consumers are increasingly exploring natural approaches to achieve optimal wellness and women experiencing difficulty conceiving are no exception. "Ideally, women concerned about their ability to conceive may want to explore a natural approach before they opt for medical therapies, artificial insemination or assisted reproductive technology," said Dr. Georgianna Donadio, Director of the Boston-based National Institute of Whole Health. As women age, the risk of having difficulty conceiving may increase. Along with age, there are other common reasons why women may experience difficulty getting pregnant, such as having irregular ovulation cycles or poor egg quality -which may be associated with stress, lifestyle, poor diet or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Several research studies report that taking a combination of myo-inositol and folic acid -in therapeutic dosages- can promote menstrual regularity, ovulatory function and higher quality eggs. Myo-inositol is a naturally occurring substance produced by the human body from glucose, and folic acid is a B vitamin that promotes cell growth. Pregnitude®, a doctor recommended fertility dietary supplement for reproductive health, contains these ingredients in the recommended doses. Women should always consult with their physician before taking any dietary supplements.

More than a half dozen clinical trials over the past decade have evaluated the effects of myo-inositol combined with folic acid on women. Published research includes a randomized, double-blind study by Gerli et al., which compared results for women taking myo-inositol and folic acid, versus women taking only folic acid. The study found that women taking both myo-inositol and folic acid ovulated more quickly and more frequently. In another example of published research, a randomized, double-blind study by Ciotta et al. found that women taking myo-inositol and folic acid had greater numbers of follicles of a desirable size and produced significantly more oocyte eggs than women taking only folic acid.

"Consumers have a strong interest in fertility products, such as Pregnitude," said Eduardo Fernandez, Vice President -Business Operations & Consumer Brands for Exeltis USA, Inc., the distributor of Pregnitude in the US. "This demand has enabled up to expand the number of retail and online outlets carrying Pregnitude," adds Fernandez. Pregnitude is available without a prescription through pharmacy and online retailers, including: select Walgreens stores and; select CVS stores and;;;; and

About Exeltis USA, Inc. 
Exeltis USA, Inc. (formerly Everett Laboratories) is committed to improving women's health at all stages of life (contraception, pregnancy, fertility and menopause) and offers an extensive portfolio of products to meet women's reproductive health needs and help improve wellbeing and quality of life. For more information, please visit:

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