Why is Vitamin D important for fertility?
As well as being important for normal immune function and bone health, Vitamin D has a huge impact on our fertility. Deficiency of Vitamin D has been associated with endometriosis, PCOS, reduced IVF success and abnormal sperm production.
Where do we get Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is made by the body when it is exposed to the sun. Factors like how much sun we get daily, where we live geographically and the natural pigment of our skin will have an influence on how much Vitamin D our bodies produce. It’s also present in foods like oily fish (salmon, mackerel etc), meat and eggs.
Generally speaking if we live in a warm and sunny climate and eat a balanced amount of oily fish, meat and eggs then we are probably already getting enough Vitamin D in our daily lives.
Additional source of Vitamin D
If we live in a colder climate, such as Northern Europe, then even if we eat well we are probably not getting enough Vitamin D as the low level of the sunlight does not help our bodies to produce the amount of Vitamin D needed.
A higher risk of pre-eclampsia, rickets and other complications that affect fertility or pregnancy can occur from Vitamin D deficiency, so it’s important to take it additionally as a supplement.
Usually I would recommend my clients to take this Dlux 3000 Vitamin D Oral Spray everyday, dosage depending on their Vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D for Fertility
There are wide ranges of guidelines about how much Vitamin D we should be taking. However these guidelines are there to make sure we have the minimum to prevent Rickets and enough Vitamin D in our baby’s blood stream for the first few months. We advise taking the minimum recommended daily amount based on the country you live in. In the UK, it’s 400IU per day. The most accurate way is to get a blood test to determine your Vitamin D levels, then you can take the right amount of supplement with the advice of a professional.