The Crucial Role This Supplement Plays In Fertility For Both Men And Women
Mar 15, 2023
Vitamin D may be one of the most critical nutrients for overall health and more than 1 billion people around the world are deficient. Some causes of this alarming percentage of people without adequate amounts of Vitamin D include heavy use of sunscreen and the foods we eat and don’t eat. Our state of our gut health also vastly impacts absorption. Vitamin D allows our body to efficiently absorb calcium and can contribute to healthy bones. It may also help with normal immune function, can help regulate inflammation, and contribute to a balanced mood.
How Does Vitamin D Impact My Fertility?
Vitamin D is involved in so many things within our bodies and when we have a deficiency, our bodies truly struggle. It is vital because it is a hormone needed for a multitude of processes throughout our bodies, including but not limited to egg quality, development of your hormones and your immune system. When it’s low, you are likely to experience a lot of inflammation.
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in fertility and pregnancy for females and males. Our general population has low vitamin D intake and serum levels in the blood and research supports the data suggesting vitamin D deficiency is considered a risk marker for reduced fertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Research shows those who had higher levels of vitamin D in the blood had four times the odds of pregnancy among those with deficient levels in women undergoing IVF.
For men’s health, vitamin D supplementation is just as important. Research shows adequate vitamin D levels are associated with improved sperm motility and increased bioavailable testosterone compared to males with lower Vitamin D levels.
Our resident doctor, Dr. Tabatha is triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine who recommends your Vitamin D be 60-80+ because this is where you are going to see your body flourish!
Which Vitamin D Should I Use?
Though small amounts of vitamin D2 are found in foods like egg yolk, almonds, salmon and cheese, vitamin D3 form is up to ten times more effective than D2 at raising 25(OH)D-- the major circulating form of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin K2 works in harmony with Vitamin D and may reduce harmful deposits of calcium into our arteries, kidneys, joints and soft tissues. Vitamin K2 can also assist vitamin D in keeping our bones strong because it helps manage calcium levels by telling our bodies where to appropriately send it. Fab For Life Naturals formula is convenient, pleasant tasting and easily mixable formula.
Because vitamin D absorption can be impacted by diet, lifestyle, age, health, surgery, obesity, and genetic variation, Fab Vitamin D3/K2 renders both fat-soluble vitamins highly absorbable.
How Much Should I Take?
Take 1 drop Fab Vitamin D3/K2 by mouth 1 time per day. Repeat to desired dosage or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take on an empty stomach, at least 10 minutes before meals. If pregnant, consult your physician before use.
We had the pleasure of having Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine practitioner on the Get Pregnant Naturally podcast where he shared what low levels of Vitamin D mean for fertility. In this episode, he specifically addresses:
- How to supplement, why it’s important to watch out for excess Vitamin D and how often to test levels.
- The link between low Vitamin D and pathogens such as SIBO, giardia, candida, worms which we unfortunately see in many of the couples who come to work with us.
- Steps you can take to get tested and begin to heal.
- The connection between high cortisol and low vitamin D levels.
- The impact on your sex hormones and more.
NOTE: It is also important to regularly get your Vitamin D levels tested to make sure you are absorbing it. If not, there may be a root cause you and your care team have yet to uncover.
Check out Fab For Life Naturals - Fab Vitamin D3K2 formulated to support reproductive health.
Our formula consists of 2,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol, which is the only active form of Vitamin D and we combined this with 2,000 mcg of Vitamin K to help with absorption and to make sure the Vitamin D is getting to the proper place in the body for best use.
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