Unsuccessful IVF ‘may affect women’s heart health’

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Medical News Today has reported research from Canada that suggests women who have undergone unsuccessful IVF cycles may be at greater risk of heart failure and stroke.

The research focuses on the short-term risk to such women (the study involved a follow-up period of 8.4 years), and notes that few studies have assessed the long-term impact of fertility therapy on heart health.

Of those who participated in the study however, it was found that women who did not become pregnant after fertility treatment were found to have a 19% greater risk of cardiovascular events, particularly stroke and heart failure.

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A husband’s fertility journey

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There was an interesting Q&A article in The New York Times, where a female writer who is currently undergoing IVF treatment posed a series of questions to her husband.

The questions addressed such issues as seeking a male perspective on fertility issues, how their fertility journey has changed their relationship, and how men and women may handle fertility issues differently.

These are feelings and emotions that we know are shared by many couples undergoing IVF or other fertility treatments, and so we thought we’d share the article here.

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Worldwide decrease in sperm quality

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An article in The New York Times has highlighted concerns regarding the quality of sperm produced by young men today, quoting research that as much as 90 per cent of sperm may be misshapen.

Common chemicals used in plastics, cosmetics, couches, pesticides and countless other products are suggested as one cause of the decrease in sperm quality, while other causes may be biological problems and an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer.

Overall, fears are beginning to rise that birth rates may drop because of the issue, and that ultimately, we could even face a human reproductive crisis.

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pre-Conceive now available at Amazon

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Pillar Healthcare is proud to announce that its ground-breaking and all-natural fertility supplement for both women and men, pre-Conceive, is now available for purchase on Amazon.

The listing with the world’s largest online retailer is further evidence of pre-Conceive’s increasing international renown, and makes it more readily available to people who may not have previously been aware of it or tried it.

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Further evidence of the power of pre-Conceive

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Ongoing analysis of data collected during our pioneering first-ever clinical study in Europe into an all-natural fertility supplement has yielded further encouraging news for male partners in couples who are struggling to conceive.

Our research team has found that sperm morphology was improved in 66% of male participants in the study – therefore giving them a greater chance of fathering a child.

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Setting our sights on Scandinavia

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Scandinavia is in line to become the next international region where pre-Conceive is available, following a recent trip to both Sweden and Denmark by the Managing Director of Pillar Healthcare, Mark Whitney.

Mark attended the ‘Natural Products Scandinavia’ expo in MalmöMässan during November, where thousands of exciting new and all-natural products were on show. He had a number of promising meetings with potential partners who are interested in bringing pre-Conceive to Sweden and to Scandinavia as a whole. Talks are currently continuing, and it is hoped that pre-Conceive will become available there in early 2017.

Mark also had a number of meetings in Denmark to facilitate Pillar Healthcare’s ongoing expansion overseas. These included a successful meeting with Dr Preben Christensen, a leading specialist in male DNA health at SPZ Lab in Copenhagen, which is at the cutting edge of research into male fertility and infertility issues.

The reaction to pre-Conceive and its benefits was very positive at all meetings attended.

A new improved taste for pre-Conceive

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Pillar Healthcare is delighted to announce that we have just improved the taste of pre-Conceive, in response to feedback from many of our regular users.

The change comes after working for some time on possible variations to our formula, in order to maintain our ethos of using only 100% all-natural and nutritional ingredients. An issue with taste previously existed simply because many natural ingredients just don’t taste very nice, but we are now happy that we have improved the taste without compromising our all-natural philosophy.

The change means that pre-Conceive now contains Thaumatin. This is a natural sweetener which has been used in West Africa for hundreds of years, and which is approved by the European Food Safety Authority.

It is produced from the katemfe fruit (pictured above), which contains one to three seeds surrounded by a gel, and capped with a membranous sac, which contains the material used as a sweetener.

It is a protein with just four calories per gramme, and it has zero glycemic index. It is not harmful to teeth, and is very suitable for diabetics to use. Also, because it is an astonishing 2,000 times more sweet than ‘ordinary’ sugar, only very small amounts need to be used.

It leaves a slight liquorice after-taste when ingested in larger amounts, but because the amounts used in pre-Conceive are so small, this should not be detectable to anybody with anything but the most sensitive of taste buds!

If you still find the taste of pre-Conceive is not to your liking however, you can find some tips now to make taking it easier on our How to take pre-Conceive page.

Success at The Pharmacy Show

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Pillar Healthcare has just enjoyed a massively successful trip to the NEC in Birmingham for The Pharmacy Show – the UK’s largest conference for community pharmacy professionals and their industry.

The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly how Pillar Healthcare’s innovative fertility supplement pre-Conceive was announced as winner in the ‘Best Supplement & Herbal’ category in the Product Awards held there. There were eight other nominations for the award, including brands that are longer-established and are of wider use amongst the public, but pre-Conceive was voted the winner thanks to its ground-breaking formula that has been clinically proven to improve key fertility parameters in both women and men.

Pillar Healthcare’s Managing Director, Mark Whitney, was overjoyed with the success.

It is always great to be nominated for such a prestigious award. Looking at the calibre of the other companies and products pre-Conceive was nominated with, it makes the success all the more special. It is always great to get the recognition for the hard work that goes in to creating and developing a product. Hopefully, pre-Conceive can go on to help more couples conceive naturally or with assisted reproduction…

he said.

Pillar Healthcare and pre-Conceive had already been listed as one of the ‘Must-See’ exhibitors at The Pharmacy Show, which is attended by thousands. This is due to how the company and product exactly fit the ethos of the Show – to showcase new solutions for the pharmacy sector.

Being both a ‘Must-See’ and an award winner meant the Pillar Healthcare stand was visited by a large number of pharmacy professionals during the two-day exhibition, and Pillar Healthcare is now looking forward to further expanding the availability of pre-Conceive in the UK.