New programme uses DNA testing to address the root cause of infertility

Infertility: How To Treat It By Finding the Root Cause.

Are you battling to conceive? Struggling with recurrent miscarriages? A new programme, Supreme Fertility, uses DNA testing to identify potential risk factors that could be contributing to infertility struggles. This, together with customized dietary and lifestyle consultations with experienced healthcare practitioners helps patients identify potential risk areas and provides supplementation to optimise both male and female reproductive health to help patients fall pregnant naturally.

A staggering 50 per cent of infertility cases are caused by genetic issues which is why, instead of generalised treatment, Supreme Fertility does DNA testing on couples to find out more about their genetic makeup which could affect their chances of falling pregnant. With DNA as a starting point, doctors are now able to identify possible genetic weaknesses and biological challenges and prescribe a course of treatment using this valuable information.

It takes approximately 90 days for an egg and 72 days for a sperm to reach full maturity and patients are advised to avoid any potential risks and optimise their nutrient intake for at least three to six months. Supreme Fertility offers an affordable six-month programme to help patients optimise their reproductive health.

The program which includes DNA testing for both partners is recommended for couples planning on starting a family, with unexplained infertility, with a personal or family history of infertility and/or miscarriages, and when physical causes of infertility have been excluded, PCOS or before planning an in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive procedure to help increase success rates. The aim is to ensure the optimal health of both parents prior to conception.

Supreme Fertility equips patients with an understanding of infertility linked to female factors such as recurrent miscarriages, implantation failure, detoxification, thyroid functioning and the potential genetic causes of these, such as disrupted circadian rhythms, retaining heavy metals, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids and more. By providing a list of screenings, one can determine if any of these are evident. In this way, further obstacles to falling pregnant are eliminated.  

For males, DNA testing may help explain why they have low sperm motility, low sperm count, sperm DNA damage or hormonal imbalances. The programme provides potential solutions to help manage or overcome these risks and assists both the mother and father in improving their health to help increase their chances of falling pregnant naturally.

The programme includes dietary and lifestyle recommendations and supplementation for both potential parents in order to help them conceive. Many over-the-counter vitamins can greatly benefit the process if taken correctly and in the right active forms that the body needs.

Prenatal vitamins almost always include folic acid, an essential nutrient that helps prevent devastating birth defects. Folic acid (like food folate) is inactive and must be metabolised to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) to become metabolically active. Today we know that this is a complex metabolic process. Many people taking folic acid supplements may still be gravely folate deficient; this is because numerous genetic variations can impair the conversion of folic acid into the bioactive form. Approximately 50 per cent of individuals are unable to convert folic acid into folate, the form needed for it to be effective. Supreme Wellness has launched a folate supplement to address this and is simply one example of the solutions proposed by the programme.

Lifestyle changes such as the change in use of plastics, cell phones, laptops, pesticide avoidance, stress levels and an optimal BMI (body mass index) are recommended as part of this programme. Additionally, detoxification of one’s house, food and personal care products is also recommended.

The Supreme Fertility program is available through doctors, dieticians and selected clinics. The supplements are available online. Visit www.supremefertility.co.za for a list of registered practitioners.