Is your intimate lubricant safe to use while you are trying to conceive ?

Do you know that many popular personal lubricants used for sexual intercourse or foreplay can impair you when you are trying to conceive by creating a barrier to sperm or by altering the vaginal ph so that it is less sperm friendly?
If you are using a intimate lubricant during your love making which many couples do , make sure it is one that has been designed specifially for couples trying to conceive.

There are several fertility lubricants available from Access Diagnostics Fertility that have been designed specifically to be sperm safe and to optimise your chances of conceiving:
Pre-Seed lubricant in muti-use tube with 9 vaginal applicators that you fill yourself so that you can choose how much lubricant you use.
Zestica Fertility have a range of fertility lubricant products inlcuding the Zestica spray for external application & pre-filled Zestica vaginal applicators as well as the Zestica Conception Kit that contains everything you need to start you on your  journey of trying to conceive.
Conceive Plus fertility lubricant is available in pre-filled vaginal applicators as well as the Conceive Plus 75g tube
Click here to see all fertility friendly lubricants 

Click here to buy Pre-Seed lubricant online in UK 

Click here to buy Conceive Plus lubricant online in UK 

Question about the Zestica Conception Kit

zestica conception kit

We received these questions today by e-mail:

  1. Firstly what are the ingredients in your conception gel? My wife is very
    sensitive and will not use anything without knowing whats in it.
  2. Secondly what makes your product so much more expensive than other fertility lubricants? What does it do that other lubricant doesn’t?

Here is our reply:

The Zestica Conception kit contains:

7 Zestica Fertility Midstream Ovulation Tests
10 tubes Zestica Conception Gel
6 tubes of Zestica Fertility Lubricant

Click here for more info

The conception gel is to prepare the vaginal flora for conception. It aims
to prevent bacterial infections that may reduce the chance of a successful

We will ask the manufacturer for a full list of ingredients
and forward this on to you.

If you only require a fertility lubricant look at Zestica fertility spray at

or Zestica pre-filled apps at £14.49

Zestica Conception Kit to be launched at Fertility Fair

 zestica conception kit burdica fertility

Burdica biomed, the UK based medical biotechnology company had recently released for UK sales it’s new Zestica Fertility Conception Kit.

The pack is the first product aimed at couples who are struggling to conceive and offers a unique new approach at preparing the vaginal flora and pH to be optimal for reproduction, sperm receptive (in many cases the upper vaginal environment can be sperm hostile) and with the use of it’s unique Zestica Fertility lubricant, give any poorly motile sperm a boost.

No other product has safely addressed the issue of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) the common overgrowth of bacterial flora found in the upper vagina in a pregnancy and conception safe combination of products which are safe to use while trying to conceive (and proven safe during pregnancy )

The unique Zestica Conception Gel is used during the run up to ovulation to prepare the vaginal flora and pH to be optimal for sperm. Ladies then switch to Zestica Fertility Lubricant for the period of ovulation and sex, then switching back to the conception gel post ovulation to maintain optimal conditions for the sperm passage to the egg and implantation.

The conception kit contains 7 ovulation prediction tests, 10 conception gel applicators and 6 zestica fertility lubricant applicators,  each pack contents is intended for use in one cycle and costs £49.99 Additional ovulation tests packs and fertility lube are available seperately but the conception gel is only available in the full conception kit.

BV has long been recognised as a negative risk factor for first trimester miscarriage (2 fold risk)*, but is normally only screened for in fertility specialist centres prior to IVF or other fertility treatment. BV is in most cases sub symptomatic, not resullting in vaginal discharge or irritation. Rates of reported BV in reproductive age women are between 13% and 31% *(S G RalphA J Rutherford, J D Wilson, BMJ 319 : 220 (Published 24 July 1999) ) Most studies clearly identify a risk factor for miscarriage in the first 6 weeks after conception (early miscarriage) some have suggested lowered implantation rates may also be occuring due to imflamation of the uterus lining.

25% Discount on Zestica at Zestica Fertility

Use this promotional discount coupon code ZEST to get a 25% discount on Zestica-Fertility 6 applicator Vaginal Lubricant Pack

Zestica fertility lubricant

To find out more about Zestica Fertility lubricants visit

The coupon code ZEST can also be used on this product only at Access Diagnostics fertility & pregnancy test website

Zestica Conception Pack

Shown at the UK fertility show by the UK based manufacturers Burdica and with considerable interest & pre-release sales, the Zestica Fertility Conception pack is close to market release.

The Conception pack has a launch price of £49.99 and offers couples attempting to conceive some unique adavantages.

Each conception pack comes with 7 midstream ovulation prediction tests, allowing the detection and timing of ovulation to be identified.

Now the clever bit, the Zectica fertility Gel, 6 of which are used on the run up to ovulation and prepare the vaginal environment to be most receptive and sperm freindly. The remaining 4 gel packs are used after, these maintain an optimal vaginal bacterial flora and pH, further increasing the chances of conception and sucessful implantation.

Also included in the pack a 6 vaginal applicators of Zestica Fertility lubricant for use during the fertile part of the cycle.

Studies suggest the low grade bacterial vaginitis (BV) is common in many women, and it has been recognised for many years that this can be a significant , persistant and recurrent obstacle to conception success, lowering fertility rates and also increasing early miscarriage rates. Unfortunately, most women do not have access to BV screening unless they have already been refered to a fertility specialist clinic, where BV testing is a routine part of the initial screening examination.

Zestica Conception kit

Further information on the Zestica Conception kit can be found at  and 

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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.

News from Access Diagnostics Fertility

Just a quick update on what’s been happening this month

Great news for Pre-Seeders, we have received our Pre-Seed delivery much earlier than we were expecting-a big thank you to our Pre-Seed supplier.

If you missed the 10% coupon code last week our current 5% discount coupon code is CJG5 and is active until end of March 2011 at both websites below

1st class standard UK delivery remains free this month &

We have now given away the 300 free Conceive Plus trial size packs for our customers, so this offer has now ended.

We have recently introduced a ‘Deal of the month’ . Last months deal was on Pre-Seed lubricant pre-filled apps.

This months deal is on Zestica Fertility lubricant spray for just £10.99. We guarantee you will not find Zestica lubricant cheaper anywhere in UK.

Click here for Zestica Fertility lubricant deal

For those of you not familiar with Zestica Fertility it is a unique personal lubricant in a spray applicator, made by UK company Burdica, that has been designed for couples trying to conceive.

The Zestica Fertility Spray deal of the month, has proved so popular this month that we ran out of Zestica spray yesterday afternoon, and the lovely people at Burdica delivered it to us personally this morning, so you would not have to wait. A big thank you to Burdica.

We also have some more great special offers this month here

Remember to use 5% coupon code  CJG5 to save 5% every time you order

Discount Coupon active until end of this month at Access Diagnostics & Valuemed

Zestica Conception pack UK commercial release expected 3rd week in March 2011

Burdica Biomed Ltd ( ) the manufacturers of the Zestica range of personal lubricants have confirmed plans to commercially release the new Zestica Conception pack for UK sales during the 3rd week of March 2011

Initial sales of the Zestica Conception packs will be via specialist fertility web sites, followed by high street pharmacy, and supermarket pharamacy sales later in 2011

Commenting for Burdica Biomed Ltd (UK), Erik Hanau, specialist consultant.. ” we are very excited about the lauch of this unique fertility product, no other product has addressed the issue of BV (Bacterila Vaginitis) safely for women attempting to conceive. BV is accepted and recognised as a barrier to conception, but this largely remains un-identified outside of specialist fertility centres”

Burdica showed the Conception kit pre-launch packs at the UK fertility show recently, generating a high level of interest amongst the fertility community. It also took a large number of pre-production orders. Customers still waiting their packs of Zestica Conception pack will be given priority when the first production packs are released to sale during March 2011

Each Conception pack contains LH tests, treatments and fertility lubricants for 1 month together with full information and instructions for users.

Click here for more info on the Zestica

Zestica Fertility lubricant back in stock

Good news the popular Zestica Fertility lubricant is back in stock at Access Diagnostics Fertility site

Zestica Fertility lubricant is available in both the spray and the pre-filled vaginal applicators

Zestica Fertility is a water based sperm friendly personal lubricant containing hyulronic acid designed for couples trying to conceive.

The current batch of Zestica lubricant has 24 months shelf life

For more information or to buy Zestica Fertility lubricant spray or pre-filled applicators click here

Zestica fertility lubricant

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

Zestica Fertility Lubricant

Just received this review on Zestica Fertility from a couple who have just started using it while trying to conceive 

Thank you for the Item, we enjoyed using it, the feel of it the quality an the ease of it was fantastic.

This is my first time of using Zestica, and i tell you i will be back for more in our journey to TTC, will keep you posted as i may be out this month but we will keep trying for next month and will post an update soon.

Thank you

Warm Regards

Rebecca 25/5/10

More info on Zestica and how it can help you on your TTC journey

Zestica Fertility Reviews

 Thank you for sending us your reviews on using Zestica Fertility Lubricant.

Here are 3 reviews we received last week from Zestica Fertility users. Thank you so much to them for sending us their reviews. As a thank you we have sent each of them a pack of Zestica Fertility 6 applicator

Hi,I am 38 years of age and been trying to conceive for 10 years now. I am currently having accupuncture and TCM and my therapist recommended trying this product to improve cervical mucus and vaginal dryness. It has certainly helped, although sadly no success as yet. I find it non irritant and easy to use unlike some other products. The only negative comment I have is there always seems to be a lot let over, it is difficult to dispense the full amount.  Kindest regards JS 16/3/10

 “Zestica is a light, sperm-friendly lubricant which can help vaginal dryness and assist conception. It is useful for both natual (NI) and artifical forms of insemination”.
AV 16/3/10

Zestica is very light and natural feeling, just like fertile/EW CM. I’ve been very happy using it.
AR 15/3/10

If you would like a free box of Zestica Fertility then simply e-mail us with your Zestica review or testimonial and your relavant order number for the Zestica purchase from us to  and we will send you a free box of Zestica

To find out more about how Fertility lubricants can help you conceive click here

Access Diagnostics Coupon Code & News

We have 50 packs of Zestica 6 applicator packs to give away. To get one simply e-mail us your Zestica reviews or testimonials with your relevant order number for your Zestica purchase, and we will send you a Free pack of Zestica for yourself or to give to a friend. Send you e-mail to

Special Offers for March 2010

Pre-Seed lowest delivered UK prices

Zestica Fertility now available in 6 applicator packs for just £9.75 delivered

Click here to see more Special Offers

5% Discount Coupon

Use online coupon code reward before the end of March 2010 to receive a 5% discount at any of our sites below

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Zestica Fertility in News

Just read this interesting article in the financial times online

Burdica the manufacturer of Zestica Fertility & Zestica Moisture have just signed a £70M deal with Sinopharm (  China’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device distributor)

Click on link below to read full article

Click here to find out more or to buy Zestica fertility lubricant

Click here to find out more or to buy Zestica Moisture

Zestica Fertility Lubricant going to China

Exciting News from Zestica Fertility & Burdica

Scottish based biotech company Burdica has recently completed a major deal with Sinopharm, China’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device distributor to supply Zestica Fertility and the recently launched Zestica Moisture to China.

Click here to find out more about the Zestica deal

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Have you tried Zestica Fertility yet ?

If this answer to this question is yes, then send us your product reviews & user stories and we will send a Free pack of Zestica Fertility Lubricant to you.

This offer is only open to UK residents

Send your reviews & user stories to or leave them in comments on the blog (make sure you enter your e-mail address correctly so we can contact you to send you your free pack of Zestica Fertility)

Which lubricants are fertility friendly ?

We are very lucky in the UK as we now have a choice of 4 fertility friendly lubricants, that have been devoloped  especially for couples trying to conceive.

Each of the personal lubricants has been designed to be sperm friendly for use during conception.

The 4 fertility friendly lubricants available in UK are:

Conceive Plus

Zestica Fertility


Pre Lubricant

Click on the links above to find out more about each lubricant

In recent years we have become aware that your choice of intimate lubricant can affect your chances of conceiving. So whichever lubricant you decide to use make sure it is a fertility friendly one

Burdica Biomed launches fertility treatment on back of £200,000

Mark Smith the deputy business editor at The Herald has very kindly given us permission to reproduce this article in full, in our fertility blog. The article was published in The Herald on 15th May 2009 & is about the new fertility lubricant Zestica fertility and the UK company that has developed it Burdica. The Herald is one of Scotland’s leading daily quality newspapers.

The article was written by Mark Smith deputy business editor at The Herald

Here is the article in full:

Scottish life sciences fledgling Burdica Biomed yesterday announced the launch of a new fertility treatment – its first product – on the back of a £200,000 funding round completed at the end of last month.

The product, called Zestica, is the first fertility lubricant using hyaluronic acid, a natural substance the St Andrews-based company is developing for therapeutic applications.

The two-year-old company said it was also developing hyaluronic acid into a product that acts as a kind of “natural botox”.

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in between the cells of many types of body tissue in all animals.

It has important functions in different types of tissues, for example, it contributes to the lubricating properties of the fluid in joints, is involved in the repair processes of skin tissue and has a role in creating the elastic properties of cartilage.

The firm said Zestica was focused on the use of hyaluronic acid in enhancing fertility for couples trying to conceive.

The company said the product is the “first fertility lubricant to use the properties of hyaluronic acid in supporting the motility and fertilising capacity of sperm”.

Kevin Burd, the Californian co-founder of the company, yesterday told The Herald that he expected the firm to sell more than one million units of Zestica over the next 12 months, which in turn would generate “a seven- figure sum” for Burdica Biomed.

He said the product, which the company manufactures in Lancaster, had already been awarded European CE Mark approval, and that later this year it will file an application with the US Food and Drug Administration as part of a strategy to “address the USA and other international markets”.

Burd added that Zestica had undergone extensive clinical trials at Dundee’s bioscience hub and he said it had proved more effective than its “one competitor”.

“The product was launched at the beginning of the month and already we’ve had several thousand sales,” he said.

The company’s funding round included £100,000 from the Scottish Government under the SMART programme, with the remainder coming from six unnamed Scottish businessmen.

Asked if Burdica planned to seek further funding, Burd said: “I don’t think we’ll need it. We expect to have enough from our sales alone.”

All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. 

Article written by Mark Smith Deputy Business Editor at The Herald

Zestica fertility in the UK news

Click on the link below to read all about Zestica, how it works, the extensive clinical trials it has undergone at Dundee’s bioscience hub and how it is helping couples trying to conceive

Click here to buy Zestica Fertility lubricant online

Access Diagnostics May 2009 coupon code

Here is the new fertility coupon code

To coincide with the launch this month of the new fertility lubricant Zestica Fertility the 5% coupon code for this May is zest

Use this code to get a 5% discount on goods during May 2009. The code may be used multiple times. Only one code is applied per order.

The online code may be used at the following sites:

Do you use a lubricant for sex-if so which one and is it sperm friendly ?

Do you know, your choice of lubricant could be affecting your chances of conceiving ?

Many popular sex lubricants including saliva can reduce your chances of conceiving by intefering with sperm function & motility.

In the last few years a new range of sex lubricants have been developed to be fertility friendly & not to interfere with sperm function & motility. These sperm friendly or fertility lubricants are designed to be used by couples trying to conceive.

These fertility lubricants come in several formats-some are available in intra vaginal applicators for internal use, and some in squeezable resealable tubes for external application & foreplay.

Why use a fertility lubricant ?

Simple answer is it makes sex more comfortable and fun, and extended foreplay increases the chances of the woman having an orgasm. It also reduces the risks of injuries caused by friction to both partners which has to be a good thing.

Just think by simply changing the lubricant you use for sex to a sperm friendly one, you could be increasing your chances of conceiving. This is one simple and easy change you can make right now, that can have a huge benefit in enhancing your fertility and increase your chances when you are trying to conceive. If only everything in fertility was so simple

To find out more about Zestica fertility lubricant click here

To find out more about Conceive Plus fertility lubricant

To find out more about Pre-Seed sperm friendly lubricant

To buy fertility lubricants, fertility tests & other fertility products online click here

NEW Zestica Fertility Friendly Personal Lubricant

There is a great new lube for couples trying to conceive that has been show to not impede sperm. Many popular sexual lubricants can be harmful to sperm.

The new lubricant has been brought to the fertility market by a british company Burdica.

Click here for more info on Zestica fertility Lubricant