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Vitality + Virility

Optimal nutrients for men’s reproductive and sperm health.

  • Bioavailable nutrients to nourish and optimize reproductive health
  • Featuring FullWell Men’s Health Antioxidant Blend to protect sperm quality
  • Supporting energy, balance and overall wellness
CHOLINE

BENEFITS

Similar to several B vitamins, choline plays a key role in methylation and because of this, lowers levels of the amino acid homocysteine. When homocysteine is elevated, it can lead to increased inflammation, reduced sperm quality and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

CHROMIUM

BENEFITS

Chromium is an essential mineral needed by the body in small ‘trace’ amounts. Its main functions are to help maintain normal blood sugar, insulin and cholesterol levels. For men, it may also be particularly helpful in lowering elevated cortisol from everyday stressors that can impact testosterone production.

FOLATE

BENEFITS

This essential B vitamin is vital for sperm production due to its role in the synthesis, repair and methylation of DNA. Low levels have been associated with DNA abnormalities in sperm, which can lead to negative impacts on pregnancy rates and recurrent pregnancy loss. Combined with zinc, folate positively impacts sperm health, including sperm concentration, shape and size.

GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

BENEFITS

Grape seed extract contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a potent antioxidant with many benefits, including improving gut health and metabolic syndrome. In men, it has been shown to increase sperm count and viability, while also fighting free radical damage.

IODINE

BENEFITS

Iodine is essential in the production of thyroid hormones for both men and women. In men specifically, deficiency and suboptimal intake may negatively impact semen concentration and count.

LYCOPENE

BENEFITS

This potent antioxidant has been shown to improve many aspects of male fertility, including decreasing oxidative stress and sperm DNA damage, while increasing sperm count, concentration, motility, and morphology.

MANGANESE

BENEFITS

Trace amounts of manganese are needed for normal sperm function, while high levels have been shown to harm male fertility. Some studies also show that men absorb dietary manganese less efficiently than women. FullWell's Vitality + Virility contains 2mg of manganese to balance and support the body's needs.

MAGNESIUM

BENEFITS

Magnesium plays an important role in more than 300 reactions in the body, including sleep, immunity, and glucose metabolism. In men, it is also needed in sufficient amounts for sperm development and motility.

MOLYBDENUM

BENEFITS

This trace mineral is involved in several enzymatic reactions, some of which play a role in the liver's detoxification of environmental toxins. Processing these environmental inputs efficiently helps reduce oxidative stress on the body. Oxidative stress is one of the biggest risks for sperm quality.

MYOINOSITOL

BENEFITS

Research shows that supplementing with myoinositol improves sperm mitochondrial function, thereby improving sperm quality and decreasing damaged DNA in sperm. It also plays a role in blood sugar metabolism and is gently calming to the nervous system

NIACIN

BENEFITS

Like all B vitamins, niacin plays a role in converting carbohydrates into glucose, metabolizing fats and proteins, and making sex and stress-related hormones. It also helps with multiplication and repair of DNA, further preventing mutations and maintaining genetic integrity in sperm.

PANTOTHENIC ACID

BENEFITS

Though it is not considered an antioxidant, pantothenic acid helps increase glutathione, a powerful antioxidant which protects the body against oxidative stress. It also works with the adrenal glands to produce testosterone and cortisol.

QUERCETIN DIHYDRATE

BENEFITS

Quercetin, a flavonoid found in many plants, fruits, and vegetables, helps prevent a range of conditions due to its ability to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation. In men with suboptimal testosterone, it has been shown to help support and optimize healthy testosterone levels.

SELENIUM

BENEFITS

This trace mineral with antioxidant properties works synergistically with vitamin A, C, and E to prevent free radical damage to cell membranes. Additionally, it has been found to increase levels of testosterone and glutathione, a powerful antioxidant which helps facilitate optimal detoxification and benefits overall fertility.

TURMERIC

BENEFITS

Oxidative stress, or an imbalance of free radicals, is one of the leading causes of reduced sperm motility and damage to sperm DNA. Turmeric, a spice that contains the polyphenol curcumin, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps the body fight free radicals, while also stimulating the benefits of other antioxidants in the body.

VITAMIN A

BENEFITS

Essential for proper sperm maturation, Vitamin A has a high antioxidant capacity, which helps protect sperm from oxidative damage, thus improving sperm production and quality. FullWell’s Vitality + Virility contains a 50:50 blend of pro-vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) and pre-vitamin A (Beta Carotene). Beta-carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A, plays a key role in capturing and neutralizing reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage sperm DNA. Retinyl palmitate converts to retinoic acid, which is critical for the production and maturation of sperm.

VITAMIN B-6

BENEFITS

This essential nutrient plays an important role in cell function and metabolism, mood regulation, and sleep regulation. For men, low levels of vitamin B6 can lead to higher levels of homocysteine, a marker of inflammation that is connected to poor sperm quality.

VITAMIN B-12

BENEFITS

This important water-soluble vitamin is involved in the metabolism of almost all cells in the body. In men, optimal levels have been shown to increase sperm count, enhance sperm motility, and reduce sperm DNA damage. Our formula uses methylcobalamin, the most bioavailable form to help meet your needs.

VITAMIN C

BENEFITS

Vitamin C is important in sperm formation and needed to protect sperm from free radical damage. Research suggests that oxidative stress and excessive reactive oxygen species can change the DNA of sperm membranes, leading to infertility in men. Antioxidants, like vitamin C, can help counteract some of these harmful effects. Studies also show evidence that vitamin C improves sperm motility and sperm count, while reducing deformed sperm cells.

VITAMIN D

BENEFITS

Vitamin D plays several important roles in male fertility, including supporting the immune system, enhancing the environment for sperm development, and boosting testosterone levels. Research has found that a deficiency is more prevalent among men with low semen production, quality, and motility.

VITAMIN E

BENEFITS

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and essential antioxidant that helps protect the sperm’s cell membrane from DNA damage, which can cause infertility if the damage is extensive. Together with selenium, this antioxidant works synergistically to improve sperm motility and decrease damage to cell membranes from free radicals.

VITAMIN K

BENEFITS

Fat-soluble vitamin K is essential for male fertility. Along with vitamin D, it stimulates osteocalcin, a protein that helps stimulate testosterone and sperm production.

ZINC

BENEFITS

Commonly described as one of the most essential nutrients for male fertility, zinc is a critical player in a number of reproductive processes including sperm DNA and protein production, sperm motility, and optimizing testosterone levels. Deficiency can impact sperm production and lead to lower testosterone levels, poor sperm quality, and an increased risk of male infertility. Vitality + Virility contains 50mg of zinc, an amount solidly backed by research for support men’s fertility.

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