babystart® FertilManplus is a nutritional supplement formulated to support sperm quality. Sperm quality relates to motility, count/concentration, morphology and volume. babystart® FertilManplusshould be taken by men that have a known sperm quality problem or in support when, as a couple, a pregnancy is not occurring. The formulation contains no herbals, only pure scientifically proven compounds, with known effects, giving babystart® FertilManplus a high “quality” status. Studies show that L-Carnitine and anti-oxidant supplementation, Glutathione in particular, can improve sperm quality, and possibly increase the chances of conception. There is strong clinical evidence to show that men diagnosed with infertility have high levels of oxidative stress that may impair the quality of their sperm. Previous evidence has also shown that oxidative stress can decrease a sperm’s life span, its motility, and its ability to penetrate the oocyst, or egg cell. Nutritional therapies and antioxidants that have proven beneficial in treating male infertility and improving sperm counts, sperm morphology and motility include: L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glutathione, Coenzyme Q10 and Folic Acid, ALL of these are included in the formulation of the babystart® FertilManplus sperm supplement. (Altern Med Rev2000;5(1):28-38)
babystart® FertilManplus has been formulated to provide a unique nutritional supplement for use by men when planning a pregnancy. The ingredients have been carefully selected and are used in moderate safe levels according to EU standards. The formulation contains no herbals, only pure scientifically proven compounds with known effects giving babystart® FertilManplus a high “quality” status. Only those ingredients known to especially benefit fertility, conception and pregnancy are included. It has also been carefully formulated to help safeguard dietary requirements as soon as you start trying to conceive. This unique blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti-oxidants, are carefully chosen because of their properties beneficial to sperm production.babystart® FertilManplus is blister packed to keep each tablet fresh by reducing exposure to the atmosphere. There are 120 tablets in each packet, take two tablets, twice per day as per the instructions. 
Manufactured in the UK to high GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) quality standards.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Nutritional Information Average per day (four tablets per day) % Recommended Daily Allowance Benefits Fertility Benefits General Health and Wellbeing
L-Carnitine 1200mg —– yes yes
L-Arginine 280mg —– yes yes
Vitamin C 180mg 225 yes yes
Magnesium 60mg 20 yes yes
L-Taurine 50mg —– yes yes
Co Enzyme Q10 40mg —– yes  
Vitamin E 30mg 250 yes yes
Zinc 20mg 200 yes yes
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 18mg 112 yes  
Iron 15mg 107 yes  
Vitamin B5 10mg 168 yes  
Vitamin B6 10mg 716 yes
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 5.2mg 472 yes  
L-Glutathione 5mg —- yes  
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 4.8mg 344 yes  
Copper 1mg 100 yes  
Vitamin A (Beta carotene) 800ug —– yes  
Folic Acid 400ug 200 yes yes
Selenium 160ug 292 yes yes
Vitamin B12 60mcg 2400 yes  
Vitamin D3 12mcg 240 yes  
Ug = microgramme Mg = milligramme Energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate content negligible  



L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, L-Arginine, Asorbic acid, Magnesium oxide, L-Taurine, Co-Enzyme Q10, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl, Zinc oxide,
Nicotinamide, Ferrous fumarate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thamin hydrochloride, L-Glutathione, Riboflavin, Cupric sulphate, Beta-carotene, Pteroylmonoglutamic acid, Sodium selenite, Cyanocobalamin, Cholecalciferol.
Anticaking agent: Magnesium stearate, Silicon dioxide. Bulk agent: Calcium carbonate, Microcrystalline cellulose.
Coating: Polyvinyl alcohol, Titanium dioxide, Polyethylene glycol, Talc.
L-Carnitine: plays a key role in sperm energy metabolism. Many scientific studies have shown that carnitines play an important role in sperm function by affecting sperm motility, morphology, concentration and count. L-Carnitine can also help to protect sperm by reducing the influence of too many free radicals. (1-4)L-Arginine: is a vital amino acid for sperm health, it is needed by the human body in large quantity and has been shown in numerous studies to improve quantity and motility of sperm. (5-6) Zinc: is important in order to make the outer layer and tail of the sperm production of semen. Zinc effects an improvement in sperm cell density, a rise in the number of fast moving sperm cells, and an increase in the testosterone level which is crucial for spermatogenesis. Zinc is lost with each ejaculation, so an active sex life and a low zinc diet places a man at risk. Deficiency can cause impotence, infertility and low sperm count. Sub fertile men have been shown to have lower seminal levels of zinc than normal men. (7-9)
Copper: has a vital role as a free radical scavenger and helps prevent damage to cell structures. Zinc supplementation requires 1–2 mg of per day to prevent copper deficiency. Copper is an essential trace element present in the diet and in the human body. It is needed to absorb and utilize Iron.
Selenium: is a powerful antioxidant and is thought to stabiles the integrity of the sperm flagella. Too low a supply of selenium in the diet has been associated with poor sperm motility.  A male fertility dietary supplement that contains selenium may increase sperm motility. Research suggests a possible link between low levels of selenium in older parents and babies with Downs Syndrome. (10)
Vitamin B12: is involved in cell maturation and DNA synthesis. A deficiency of vitamin B12 in the nutrition is associated with decreased sperm count and motility, therefore, for enhanced sperm health vitamin B12 is essential. (11-12)
Vitamin A: is considered important for continual sperm production. (13-16)
Vitamin C: is an antioxidant present in the seminal plasma. It can increase sperm count and motility and decrease the risk of sperm damage. It can also help to remove lead from the body and is particularly important if the diet is low in fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplementation of vitamin C has reportedly improved the sperm quality of smokers. (15-17)
Vitamin E: is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin and helps to improve the overall health of sperm and can enhance the ability of the sperm cell to unite with the ovum. . Sperm can be damaged by free radicals and Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to reduce the number of free radicals. Deficiency can cause damage to reproductive tissues. (18-20) Glutathione: is not only vital to sperm antioxidant defenses, but selenium and glutathione are essential to the formation of an enzyme present in spermatids – which becomes a structural protein in the mid-piece of mature spermatozoa. The glutathione enzymes play a central role in the defense against oxidative damage in human sperm. A decrease in levels of reduced glutathione (GSH) during sperm production is known to disrupt the membrane integrity of spermatozoa due to increased oxidative stress. (21-24) Coenzyme Q10: acts as an antioxidant and energy-promoting agent and is thought to stablise the integrity of the sperm flagella. Studies have demonstrated a correlation between Coenzyme Q10 levels and sperm health. (25-26) Folic Acid: concentrations have been shown to be higher in seminal fluid than plasma in men. It is vital for cell development and cell division (blood production), as well as for nerve metabolism. It is also so involved with the coronary system. Studies suggest that supplementation of Folic Acid along with Zinc improves sperm health in both sub fertile and fertile men.
Pantonthenic Acid: Vitamin B5 can be helpful in reversing testicular torsion and carries the ability of backing up reduced glutathione levels. Vitamin D3: assists in the production of sex hormones in men. A recent study found that vitamin D3 levels in men correspond directly to the quality of sperm they produce. Men with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood had higher quality sperm, that were faster and better swimmers, as well as better at penetrating the egg. Our studies suggest that vitamin D supplementation might increase testosterone levels, another factor which affects male fertility. (27)
Vitamin B1: Thiamin (vitamin B5) and Riboflavin (vitamin B2) help the body produce energy and affect enzymes that influence the muscles, nerves and heart. (28-29)
FOOD SUPPLEMENT: This product is not a substitute for a healthy balanced diet. Anyone taking anticoagulants (blood thinners), should not take these capsules except on the advice of a doctor. Also professional advice should be sought before using these too, should there be a history of food intolerance or allergies.


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