The importance of vitamin D and how it affects fertility

Vitamin D is essential for the human body, since it helps the body absorb calcium, one of the main elements for healthy bones.  Lack of vitamin D can cause illnesses like osteoporosis.
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in the bones, but also in the nervous, muscular and immune system. But not only that. It has been proven that vitamin D also plays a significant role in fertility.

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency

If you are not getting enough vitamin D, you can have the following symptoms:

  • muscle pain, weakness or tremors
  • apathy, lack of energy, being tired all the time
  • anxiety, concentration problems or dizziness
  • joint or bone pain

Vitamin D for improved fertility

A study published in the Journal of clinical endocrinology done on women on an IVF treatment has shown that “women with a good level of vitamin D produced more high quality embryos and had more chances to get pregnant”.

It seems that vitamin D is closely related to the ovaries and help the correct implantation of the embryo in the uterus.

Other studies have shown a relation between vitamin D and endometriosis, PCO and estrogen levels. Also, a lack of vitamin D levels seems also to have a higher chance of spontaneous abortions.

How to get enough vitamin D

There are three ways your body gets vitamin D: nutrition, sun exposure and supplements.

Foods that provide you with vitamin D are eggs, fatty fish (for example sardines), yogurt, cheese and nuts.

Daily sun exposure of 20 to 30 minutes is also necessary for the correct absorption of this vitamin.

Should you live in a place with not too much sun or not be able to eat enough of foods rich in vitamin D, you should always try for supplements. Please make sure to talk to a specialist who can recommend you a high quality supplement.

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