Why This Deficiency Can Negatively Impact Egg Health and Sperm Health
Mar 27, 2023
We’re digging into how to choose the right Vitamin D as you prepare for your baby.
Over 1 billion people are deficient in this essential hormone. It is so important for immune function, bone health, inflammation reduction and much more.
Vitamin D also plays a crucial role in fertility for both men and women.
When you are low in this hormone, the research supports that it is a marker for reduced fertility.
We see levels in the single digits and teens for couples on the fertility journey.
Supplementing is essential (with regular testing), and addressing why it’s low in the first place will help to optimize the levels.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why Vitamin D is essential for egg and sperm health
- What the research is telling us about pregnancy rates with vitamin D levels
- Functional levels for Vitamin D and how to know if your current level is optimal
- Reasons for low Vitamin D (i.e. thyroid, autoimmunity, high cortisol, gut infections etc.)
- How much Vitamin D we need for optimal fertility and what type of vitamin D (i.e. common mistakes with type and dosing)
3:28 WELCOME KATY BRADBURY
4:25 VITAMIN D & YOUR FERTILITY
- Lower vitamin D levels correlates with poorer fertility outcomes
- Vitamin D plays several roles in male and female fertility
- It’s important to know your numbers
7:12 HOW VITAMIN D SUPPORTS TESTOSTERONE LEVELS
- The connection between your immune system and your fertility
8:47 VITAMIN D & CALCIUM
- Vitamin D allows calcium to be absorbed and utilized properly
- Why bone density matters for people with premature ovarian insufficiency
- The role of calcium in pregnancy
11:23 OPTIMIZING OVERALL HEALTH
- Vitamin D is a foundational health marker.
- Vitamin D plays an integral role across multiple body systems
- What you need to know about immune system modulation
- Shocking statistics on vitamin D deficiency
- Sunlight and vitamin D production
21:19 FUNCTIONAL REFERENCE RANGES
- Why we want to aim for around 60-80 ng/ml for blood levels of vitamin D
- How to test your vitamin D
23:34 WHY YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS MIGHT BE LOW
- There are multiple reasons why this can happen
- It’s important to work with a knowledgeable practitioner before jumping into supplementation
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- The mental and emotional aspects of your health must be addressed
- Autoimmunity is key when looking into vitamin D deficiency.
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30:47 GUT HEALTH
- The mucosal barrier is the first line of defence for our immune system
- Why we recommend doing a stool analysis
- Gut dysbiosis impacts your ability to absorb vitamin D
32:52 IMPROVING LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
- Foods that can help with low vitamin D
- Diet alone is not usually enough to correct a vitamin D deficiency
- The sun is the number one way to increase vitamin D levels naturally
- Being aware of the risk of vitamin D toxicity
37:12 WHY YOU NEED VITAMIN K2
- Why we recommend vitamin D3 with K2
- Taking an “low and slow” approach to improving your vitamin D levels
39:47 FINAL THOUGHTS ON VITAMIN D
- All our reproductive organs have vitamin D receptors on each of their cells
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