UpSpring Launches HeNatal Preconception Vitamin for Men

UpSpring announced the launch of its newest product, a male prenatal vitamin: HeNatal to support sperm health and fertility for men.*

In the United States, approximately 12-13% of couples experience infertility, with 1 in 3 infertility cases stemming from male reproductive health; proving how paternal contribution is as essential as the maternal role in producing a healthy baby, with sperm quality and health being key to male fertility.

New sperm are produced every 42-76 days and, as a result, there is a direct window of opportunity to improve sperm quality before conception.

HeNatal delivers ingredients, such as Vitamins C and E, along with other key nutrients shown to promote sperm quality and fertility in men, as well as antioxidants to help support cell protection.*

UpSpring’s HeNatal Preconception Supplement for Men was formulated by internationally renowned academic, physician, author, lecturer, and pioneer in the field of gender-specific medicine, Marianne Legato, MD, PhD, FACP.

She is a Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Dr. Legato is also the Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, which she founded in 2006 as a continuation of her work with The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University.

Through her extensive work in gender-specific medicine, Dr. Legato understands the vital importance of male health and wellness and how it impacts conception and the health of future generations.

“HeNatal was designed to provide nutritional and antioxidant support for healthy sperm, to combat the high oxidative stress associated with male infertility, and capitalize on the window of opportunity of sperm turnover to produce healthy sperm before conception,” said Dr. Marianne Legato, formulator of HeNatal.

“Sperm quality can be impacted by poor diet and a lack of adequate antioxidants, as well as environmental toxins and stress, which is why it is so imperative that men have access to a high-quality prenatal supplement like HeNatal to support their body during this crucial time.”

“We are honored to have been able to work with Dr. Legato on developing such a game-changing formula, and are thrilled to have the opportunity to support men, in addition to women, during their conception journey,” said Lisa Williamson, Co-Founder and CEO of UpSpring.

“The prenatal market has historically been dominated by products marketed to women, but given conception is truly a team effort, we feel there is unmet need for a product like HeNatal.

We believe male preconception health is just as important as a woman’s, and we could not be more proud to establish UpSpring as a leader in this emerging category.”

Adult males should begin taking HeNatal at least 90 days prior to conception to support sperm health and continue taking until conception occurs.  HeNatal retails for $39.99 and is available at and Amazon. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.