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Over-The-Counter Supplements May Improve Fertility

HERE'S A QUESTION.

COULD TAKING THIS IMPROVE YOUR

ODDS OF HAVING A BABY?

WOMEN WITH FERTILITY PROBLEMS

ARE OFTEN WILLING TO TRY

ANYTHING SO HOW EFFECTIVE IS

THIS OVER-THE-COUNTER

SUPPLEMENT?

DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL IS HERE

TONIGHT WITH SOME ANSWERS ABOUT

THIS.

Reporter: WELL, THE SIMPLE

ANSWER IS PROBABLY NOT.

I MEAN, IT'S CALLED,REP PREP

WITH SOMETHING CALLED VITA PREP

LIKE A MULTIVITAMIN -- VITAMIN

B 12, FOLIC ACID -- ANOTHER

PART IS CALLED FERTILE PREP AND

THAT CONTAINS SUBSTANCE THAT IS

SUPPOSED TO HELP SPERM GET

WHERE THEY NEED TO GO.

NOW, I TALK TO AN INFERTILITY

SPECIALIST AND SHE SAID THERE

REALLY IS NO CLEAR SCIENTIFIC

PROOF ANY OF THE COMPONENTS

WORK, EITHER ALONE OR IN

COMBINATION SO -- YOU PROBABLY

ARE JUST WASTING YOUR MONEY.

IT'S NOT CHEAP.

IT'S $30 SO THAT'S A BUCK A

DAY.

I WOULD RATHER HAVE SOMEONE PUT

THAT MONEY TOWARDS GETTING REAL

HELP IF THEY'RE HAVING

INFERTILITY ISSUES BECAUSE WE

KNOW THERE ARE FDA-APPROVED

MEDICATION AND THERAPY THAT

WORK.

WHAT'S TOUGH IS FOR WOMEN

WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO HAVE A

BABY AND ARE STRUGGLING, THEY

WILL LOOK AT THIS AND SAY,

"I'LL DO IT."

Reporter: "I'LL TRY

ANYTHING."

AND IT'S GOT A DOCTOR'S