Many studies show that infertility is a rising worldwide epidemic. But there's good scientific news too. Many studies show the epidemic can be addressed naturally with nutrition.
Researchers in the UK studied 56 "subfertile" women who were undergoing ovulation induction using standard medical therapies. The women who added "multiple micronutrient (MMN) supplementation" to their regimen had more than double the pregnancy rate of women who didn't — 60% compared to 25%. On average, the women on MMN also got pregnant faster, requiring fewer induction attempts.
"The beneficial effects of MMN supplements may have been meditated not only through the presence of multiple vitamins and minerals but through antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, N-acetylcysteine, insulin sensitization with inositol and improvement of blood flow in the pelvic organs with the presence of l-arginine," wrote the researchers.
"MSN supplementation is a cost-effective remedy that is well tolerated with no adverse effects."
To find out more about non-drug therapies for infertility, see "Effective Natural Therapy for Infertility."
"Prospective randomized trial of multiple micronutrients in subfertile women undergoing ovulation induction: a pilot study." Agrawal R, Burt E, et al. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2012 Jan;24(1):54-60. Epub 2011 Oct 14.