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Tips To Prepare You For Pregnancy

Tips To Prepare You For Pregnancy

Birth control has been shown to deplete many key nutrients and antioxidants that play key roles in optimizing fertility. No matter how long you have been on birth control, Top Up Tonic has been intelligently designed to replenish the nutrients and antioxidants that birth control depletes (which are also very important for pregnancy!).

The Power of Antioxidants for Pregnancy

Antioxidants protect against oxidative stress (which leads to cellular damage), and is associated with subfertility, unexplained infertility, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). When women consume antioxidants before they get pregnant, the odds of achieving a live birth are 81% greater compared to not consuming antioxidants. Can we take a sec and let the WOW factor of that statistic set in?! The power of antioxidants can’t be stressed enough!

3 key antioxidants in Top Up Tonic that are important for pregnancy:

#1: CoQ10

CoQ10 is one of the most potent naturally occurring antioxidants in the body. Supplementation of CoQ10 improves clinical pregnancy rates and increases the chance of live birth by 50%.

#2: Vitamin E

Vitamin E increases the odds of a live birth by 43% and improves endothelial thickness and vascularization, which are vital for early pregnancy maintenance.

#3: Vitamin C

Vitamin C potent antioxidant that concentrates in ovarian tissue and protects oocytes (“eggs”) from oxidative damage. It increases longevity of follicles after ovulation, allowing a larger conception window (the time where pregnancy is possible) and improved outcomes in those doing IVF (in vitro fertilization).

Egg Health & Fertility

Oocyte quality (egg quality) and oocyte reserve decline with increased maternal age. Oocyte longevity is strongly influenced by modifiable factors such as diet and lifestyle and the health of the ovarian microenvironment.

2 nutrients in Top Up Tonic that are supportive of egg health:

#1: CoQ10

CoQ10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant that declines with age. Supplementation preserves the ovarian follicle pool (eggs that are viable for ovulation), improves egg quality, and promotes appropriate embryo development.

#2: Zinc

Zinc is critical for proper DNA replication and division in oocytes to promote mature follicles that are ready for ovulation and possible fertilization. Supplementation improves IVF success rates and reduces time to conception.

Micronutrient Deficiencies

Many vitamins and minerals have important roles in the physiological processes that are involved in achieving a healthy pregnancy. Nutrient deficiencies in the preconception period are linked to increased time to conception and subfertility. Therefore, staying topped up on key nutrients before conception is very important!

3 important vitamins and minerals to stay topped up on before conception:

#1: B12

B12 (Methylcobalamin) is insufficient in more than half of infertile women and there are emerging links between B12 deficiency and subfertility.

#2: Folate

Folate (5-methyltetrahydrofolate or 5-MTHF) supplementation is critical in the preconception period to reduce the risk of neural tube defects of the brain or spinal cord, like spina bifida. 5-MTHF is highly bioavailable and does not require activation by your body. This is critical for women with MTHFR polymorphisms (present in up to 45% of the population) and may raise blood levels of folate faster than folic acid.

#3: Magnesium

Magnesium may be useful for increasing birth weight leading to better perinatal outcomes. Women who supplement magnesium throughout their pregnancy appear to be significantly less likely to require hospitalization during pregnancy.

Taking Top Up Tonic daily is an easy and effective way to ensure you have adequate amounts of all the nutrients listed above. These vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are key for helping to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

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