3 natural fertility boosters

Whether you’ve already had a child or not, it’s great to put all chances on your side when you wish to conceive. However, these 3 natural fertility boosters are amazing for your health no matter which season of your life you are in.

Maca root supplements

You might never have heard of Maca, but it has been used as fertility support for at least 3,000 years! Also known as Peruvian ginseng, Maca powder is used as a supplement by both men and women to increase libido, stamina, and overall fertility.

Although there is still limited research on this plant, Maca’s properties are quite incredible. Notably, it is a natural aphrodisiac, reducing male sexual dysfunction and increasing sperm count. It’s also a superfood rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium and potassium, with trace elements of iron, iodine, copper, manganese, and zinc.

Furthermore, it helps balance hormones and reduce stress. Being an adaptogenic herb, maca has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety by supporting the endocrine system. It’s a wonderful natural fertility booster.


Another great natural fertility booster is Omega-3. These fatty acids are important for keeping our cells healthy and our energy high while increasing the chances of conception. According to a 2019 study, women taking Omega-3 supplements are almost twice as likely to get pregnant than women who didn’t.

Our bodies are unable to produce Omega-3 it’s important to supplement or include it in our diet. Some great sources of Omega-3 fatty acids include:

  • Fish like salmon, cod, herring, or trout
  • Shellfish like crab or mussels
  • Nuts such as walnuts or pecans
  • Seeds like flax or chia
  • Green leafy vegetables

If you are getting an Omega-3 supplement sourced from fish, select one that is purified from mercury and preferably wild coat rather than farmed.

An antioxidant-rich diet

Antioxidants such as folate and zinc can considerably improve fertility. Antioxidants are crucial in countering the damage of free radicals in our body, which can affect sperm and egg cells as well.

One research found that men increasing their antioxidants by eating walnuts every day had improved sperm quality. While another study found that women who had more folate in their diet had a higher rate of a healthy pregnancy.

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains are great for increasing your antioxidant intake. Eat the rainbow and a mix of different types of foods to get the most diversity of antioxidants including Vitamin C and E, folate, beta carotene, and lutein.

With Maca, Omega-3, and an antioxidant-rich diet, you are sure to boost your immune system and in turn your fertility. These 3 tips are valuable even if you are simply wanting to be healthy even if conceiving isn’t your priority.

Enjoyed this article? Then check out my introduction to holistic health for children, many of these principles apply to grown-ups as well! 

Until next time, Tania xx

*This article is provided for informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.