What can I take to become fertile?

If you are looking for something to take to become fertile, you will be glad to find that there is a wide range of options – from lifestyle choices and supplements to medications specifically created to address many of the different causes of infertility in both men and women.

So, whether you are looking for a general dietary advice, an over-the-counter supplement or specific medication for ovulation, or to boost sperm count or for sperm motility, or medicine to help you fall pregnant, there are many options available in the highly specialised field of fertility treatments, thanks to rapid scientific and medical advances over the last decades.

However, remember that there is a risk in taking any kind of medication. For this reason, it is vitally important that you take only the right medicine or supplements for your unique fertility challenges, and that any medication you take is obtained from specialists with expert knowledge.

In this article, we look at some of your options with regard to what you can take to become fertile, how to know which option is right for you and where you can obtain these medications safely.

Lifestyle choices – what you can and can’t take to become fertile

Fertility requires healthy sperm and healthy eggs. If a couple has healthy sperm and healthy eggs, their chances of conceiving are that much higher.

Among the many possible causes of infertility, certain lifestyle choices and stress feature strongly, because they negatively affect your overall health, and, therefore, your fertility as well.

To boost fertility for both men and women and your chances of getting pregnant, you can start by taking your nutritional needs more seriously. A balanced diet helps to boost the chances of falling pregnant and having a healthy baby. A balanced diet should provide all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids your body needs for optimum health.

In terms of lifestyle choices, what you can definitely not take if you want to be fertile are cigarettes and alcohol. Smoking has major adverse effects on both sperm and egg quality. Alcohol also reduces fertility in both partners.

Another lifestyle factor that is not conducive to fertility is stress. If you want to become fertile, actively begin to manage your stress levels. Stress inhibits the ability to conceive. Recent literature and medical studies have shown that the reduction of stress can account for higher pregnancy rates.

Over-the-counter supplements you can take

Fortunately, there are also supplements available over-the-counter that are recommended by fertility experts for their role in boosting fertility, as they contain certain vitamins, minerals, herbs or other amino acids.

Medfem recommends StaminoGro or Comega Vite. The supplements should be taken by both partners continuously until they have achieved a 12-week pregnancy.


StaminoGro – Take 4 tablets just before sleeping.

Comega Vite – Take 2 capsules just before sleeping.

Below we explain in more detail why we recommend these supplements.


StaminoGro is a combination supplement that is a human growth hormone releaser, vitamin and mineral complex in a slow release matrix. It contains amino acids, antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, calcium and other vitamins and minerals, all of which work in synergy to promote health, well-being and vitality.

StaminoGro provides additional nutrition, while the amino acid L-Arginine it contains helps the body to secrete more of its own natural growth hormone.

As the body gets older, the less natural growth hormone it secretes. StaminoGro promotes natural growth hormone release and enhances rejuvenation of mitochondria throughout the body. This can lead to a reversal of cellular ageing and could prevent the production of damaging free radicals.

As such, StaminoGro may be of benefit to persons suffering from immune problems, depression, insomnia, fatigue – and sub-fertility. In clinical applications at Medfem Fertility Clinic, supplementing with StaminoGro has led to improved egg quality and sperm morphology and sperm DNA maturity. This is because StaminoGro contains Vitamin E and selenium, which assist with the production of normal spermatozoa by protecting cells from free radical damage.

StaminoGro also contains Arginine (also known as L’arginine), an amino acid which may improves perm development to produce better sperm and increase sperm count, as well as enhance motility. In women, L-arginine may enhance endometrial receptivity and improve ovarian responses. There is evidence that it also increases pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF treatments.

Comega Vite: Omega 3 & 6 Combination Supplements
Every living cell in the body requires essential fatty acids (EFAs) for rebuilding and producing new cells. EFAs may improve the hair and skin, especially for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema, reduce blood pressure, aid in the prevention of arthritis, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of blood clot formation.

A combination of Omega 3 and 6 extra strength vegicaps has been clinically shown to have an effect on endometriosis, one of the most common causes of infertility.

Comega Vite swallow capsules contain a concentrated form of Omega 3 (Deep Marine Fish Oil) and Omega 6 (Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil), as well as vitamin E. Vitamin E functions as a tissue antioxidant, thereby maintaining healthy cells. It also protects unsaturated fatty acids against oxidation in the body. Lemon oil has been added to prevent reflux and it is suitable for vegetarians.

Medications you can take for fertility

Unfortunately, there is no single one-size-fits-all medication that will help every couple facing fertility challenges. The reason is simply that there are many possible causes of infertility that could affect either the female partner or the male partner; and, in some cases, both the male and female partners.

The only way you can be assured of taking the right medicine for your and your partner’s unique fertility issues, is to find out exactly what the cause is. Pinpointing the exact cause of your fertility challenges can only be achieved through an initial consultation with a fertility specialist. A 30 – 60 minute initial consultation with a fertility specialist is your first step in any infertility treatment plan, including the specific medications and treatments you may require.

This will ensure you are getting the right medication for your fertility issues, while taking into consideration the interaction of fertility medications with other medications you may be taking.

Where to get fertility medications

The medications used to treat many fertility challenges are highly specialised and many of these medications are not immediately available at regular retail pharmacies. It is therefore strongly recommended that you obtain fertility medications from a dedicated fertility pharmacy, experienced in providing fertility medications that may require specialised knowledge of the conditions being treated and special storage.

Medfem Fertility Clinic Pharmacy is one of very few dedicated fertility pharmacies in South Africa, focussed on meeting the unique needs of individuals with fertility challenges, and specialised in the accurate delivery of medication for infertility, while working closely with the fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic.

Find out exactly what you need to take

Our team at Medfem Fertility Clinic are standing ready to help you pinpoint exactly what you can and should take to become fertile and to have the best chance of becoming pregnant.

Simply click here to book your initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.

We look forward to meeting you!



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