Pre-Seed out of stock

Pre-Seed Lubricant UK
Pre-Seed lubricant out of stock

Just a quick post to let you know we are out of stock of Pre-Seed lubricant and the next delivery is not due until Mid April.

If you need a fertility friendly lubricant in the meantime try Conceive Plus. excellent lubricants and have been clinically tested to make sure they are fertility and sperm friendly.

If you use coupon code FAB this month or next you will save 5% when you order any fertility lubricant, ovulation tests, pregnancy tests or fertility products from Access Diagnostics

Astroglide TTC personal lubricant now available in UK #fertility

Astroglide TTC lubricant UK
Astroglide TTC Trying To Conceive Personal Lubricant

TTC is a water based personal lubricant from Astroglide that is especially for couples trying to conceive. It is available in 8 pre-filled 5ml applicators.

TTC is suitable for either penile or vaginal application and has been designed to supplement the bodies natural lubrication and is the ph and isotonic levels have been adjusted to support fertility.

Astroglide TTC lubricant is compatible with sperm, oocytes, and embryos and can be safely used by couples trying to conceive.

Click here for more information or buy Astroglide TTC Trying To Conceive personal lubricant online in UK

Zestica Conception Gel ~ the next big step in self fertility care

Zestica Conception kit’s unique conception gel.

Zestica conception gel prepares the body to give sperm and implantation the best chance.

The new Zestica kit contains 10 single use tubes of the Conception Gel.

6 are used before ovulation. This aims to get you to the time of ovulation with a healthy, balanced vaginal flora.

4 are used after ovulation. This aims to restore and maintain a healthy, balanced vaginal flora post ovulation.

 Why are the vaginal bacterial flora of importance in fertility ?

The growth, and particularly the over-growth of certain vaginal flora bacteria make a big difference to the environment faced by sperm as the attempt to reach and fertilise the egg. In many cases the vaginal environment is positively hostile to sperm, greatly reducing the chances of conception. Even some personal lubricants, used on the run up to ovulation can aggrevate the situation, lessening fertility.

The unique formulation of Zestica Conception gel is designed to balance the vaginal flora and optimise the vaginal pH, thus reducing any detrimental effects on sperm health which may have been present before its application. Zestica Conception gel is designed to work in harmony with Zestica Fertility lubricants. The Hyalurinic Acid (HA) in Zestica mimics the HA found around the human egg, stimulating sperm motility. Zestica remains the only commercially available fertility lubricant to offer users these HA benefits.

Increasing Fertility and your Chances of Getting Pregnant with Lubricant Containing Magnesium and Calcium.

Magnesium and Calcium are some of the earths most abundant trace elements and vital in the health of all living cells. Scientific research has shown the fundamental role trace elements such as Magnesium and Calcium play in the most complex cellular processes of our body including in the process of fertilization.

Most of us are familiar with the benefits of dietary supplements of calcium in the formation of healthy bones and in the prevention of osteoporosis. In fact Calcium (Ca2+) has a myriad of functions in biology, and new roles are still being discovered. At the cellular level calcium controls a number of complex cell events from cell metabolism, membrane binding, interactions between cells (cross-linking) and enzyme activation.Magnesium (Mg2+) is the fourth most abundant mineral found in our bodies. Needed for over 300 biochemical reactions, magnesium maintains normal muscle and nerve function, keeps the heart rhythm steady, supports the immune system, and keeps bones strong at the same time as playing a vital role in functioning of enzymes.

Magnesium, and Calcium ions are found naturally in sperm, seminal fluid and cervical fluid, with Magnesium working in different ways to maintain a healthy environment for sperm in order that fertilization can occur.[1]  Calcium ions play a major role in cellular signaling[2], a form of chemical communication between cells that occurs between sperm and the egg during the process of fertilization. Here the signaling works to promote egg and sperm compatibility and controls a complex series of interactions designed to achieve the proper sequence of events leading up to the formation of the zygote, which then develops into the embryo.

With the goal of naturally improving human reproductive health and fertility scientists at Sasmar researched and patented the concept, combining Calcium and Magnesium ions in a pH and electrolyte balance gel to match and complement natural fertile body fluids, specifically cervical fluid and by doing so promote sperm health, egg health as well as promote sperm adhesion to the egg.

Sasmar a consumer healthcare company, recently released a new fertility lubricant, aptly named Conceive Plus based on this research.

                                 

At the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2009 clinical data was published confirming that Conceive Plus fertility lubricant is safe for sperm, safe for embryo development, is non-spermicidal and does not harm the viability or motility of human sperm. The data shows Conceive Plus does not hinder the process of fertilization between ova and sperm and it does not affect embryo development.  This is significant as research shows that regular lubricant is unsuitable for use when trying to conceive because it either damaged sperm or formed a barrier to sperm.

With fertility rates dropping and couples facing an array of barriers like stress, obesity, and as fertility decreases with age the release of a readily available, affordable over the counter lubricant for couples which promotes getting pregnant naturally is an important break.

Clinically tested, non-spermicidal, pH and electrolyte balanced, sperm friendly and with Calcium and Magnesium ions to mimic natural body fluids makes Conceive Plus fertility lubricant ideally suited to couples who are trying to conceive a baby naturally.<!–[if !supportFootnotes]–>


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Lubricants and conception

How can using a personal lubriant affect my chances of conceiving ?

If you have been trying to conceive for some time sex can start to become a cause of stress rather than a cause of pleasure, and the whole thing can become quite clinical. This may mean that the women does not lubricate as she would normally do, which can result in vaginal dryness and discomfort. For this reason many couples use a personal lubricant either applied to the man or applied externally &/or internally to the women.

When you are trying to conceive it is very important to make sure that the intimate lubricant you are using for sex is suitable for use by couples trying to conceive .

There are now several personal lubricants on the market that have been designed to be sperm friendly.

They are Pre-Seed, Conceive Plus & Zestica Fertility.

Click here for more information on intimate lubricants for couples trying to conceive

5 simple things you can change that may increase your chances of conceiving

Its funny how often the simple changes can bring the biggest rewards.

1) Make sure you have sex at your most fertile time .

Now this is not to say that you should only have sex at your fertile time, in fact there is lots of evidence to show the opposite. To keep the sperm supply at its best, you should have regular sex throughout the month but it is pretty crucial that you have intercourse during your fertile time (around ovulation)

How do you know when its your fertile time ? That the subject of a whole other blog post on ovulation predictor tests & methods

2) Replace your usual personal lubricant with a sperm friendly lubricant

These days many couples use intimate lubricants either for foreplay, intercourse or both. Many intimate lubricants (including saliva) in common useage are not sperm friendly ie this means the lubricant can actually impair or damage sperm-not good news when you are trying to conceive.

In the UK there are currently 3 personal lubricants on the market that have been designed especially for couples trying to conceive and are clinically proven to be sperm friendly. They are Pre-Seed, Conceive Plus and Zestica Fertility.

To find out more about fertility friendly personal lubricants click here

3) Stop your man using his laptop on his lap

It is amazing how many men spend most evenings with a laptop on their laps while watching television or travelling on a train. Laptops heat up very quickly and generate large amounts of heat that can be detrimental to sperm. The testicles, which is where the sperm are produced and stored, are outside the body because if they were inside the body the heat from the body cavity would impair & damage the sperm. When a man has a laptop on his lap it is right over his testicles and this is likely to cause overheating.

I recently came a cross a couple where the man’s sperm count had come back with a low motility count, and he was using a laptop on his lap for extended periods most nights. He changed this laptop behaviour & the sperm count and motility has improved.

4) Keep your weight at a healthy level.

There has long been  anecdotal eveidence to suggest that weight is important but now this has been backed up by clinical evidence to suggest that fertility is reduced in both overweight women & underweight women.

5) Relax-

I know its easier said than done, but more and more studies are confirming that stress can be a big factor in unexplained infertility. Sometimes the stress of trying to conceive itself can actually hamper your attempts.

Look at other areas of stress in your life and see if you can reduce or alleviate them. Consider alternative therapies which are often excellent at helping to alleviate or manage stress. Yoga and Pilates for example are great at teaching you to relax. Make a list of things that you can do to help you relax each day and make sure you do one of them each day. It can be as simple as taking a lovely bubble bath or taking a walk outside in the sunshine. You know the things that help you to relax-so make time to do them