Trying to Conceive? Pre-Seed Lube is Fertility Friendly
Are you and your partner trying to conceive? What if we told you that the lubricant you’re using could be producing an adverse affect on your fertility? Studies show that 15% of couples in the United States are medically defined as “infertile,” meaning that they engage in unprotected intercourse for over a year yet they do not become pregnant. In at least half of these cases, the male partner is the reason behind infertility.
A common complication people run into while trying to conceive is vaginal dryness (about 75% of couples that are trying-to-conceive, or TTC), which leads to the use of lubricants. There have been at least 11 studies that have reviewed the effects of 16 different lubricants, and it has been found that all of the top leading brands (including KY, Astroglide, and Replens) harm the viability (% alive) and motility (% swimming) of sperm.
The reason behind this harmful reaction is pH levels. For sperm to survive migration into the ovaries, there must be a pH level of 7.0-8.5. Lubricants are at a much lower pH level, which kills sperm before it can make it to the ovaries. Water-based lubricants also use glycerin, which is a toxic chemical to sperm. This problem is so strong that it has been taken to the FDA in order for further testing to be done in the hopes that warning labels will be placed on harmful lubricants.
Luckily there is an answer to the dilemma at hand. A pH balanced, glycerin free lubricant called Pre-Seed is available to couples who are trying to conceive but are suffering from vaginal dryness. Pre-Seed was created to mimic fertile cervical mucus in its pH balance, ion concentration, and consistency. That way it “encourages” sperm to get the job done and perform at its healthiest potential.
Pre-seed is the only lubricant of its kind and is also the first lubricant that can boast the name “fertility-friendly.” If you’re trying to have a family, this is definitely the way to go. The best part about this lubricant is that it mimics your own natural body fluids, so it’s as if you aren’t even using a lubricant at all. It’s meant to feel natural. And of course, natural is always a better way to go.
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