You may have heard about the importance of vitamin D for general health and tossed it on the “maybe I’ll get around to it” To-Do list of recommendations.
But according to recent studies, vitamin D’s role in fertility success is much more important than you may think.
Vitamin D and Your Fertility
The analysis of 11 studies including 2,700 women reported that those with adequate vitamin D were 33% more likely to achieve live birth than those with deficient or insufficient levels.
And if I were a gambling woman, I would bet that you might be running a little low. Only 26% of women in the studies analyzed had sufficient levels of vitamin D. Approximately 45% had insufficient levels and 35% were vitamin D deficient.
However, vitamin D deficiency is often clinically unrecognized. Be sure your doctor includes a vitamin D check in on your next lab workup. And take note that the healthy range has recently be raised to 50-70 ng/mL. The treatment of vitamin D deficiency is inexpensive and you can find high quality gel caps at any supplement store. Don’t ignore an opportunity for an easy correction.Have your labs checked and level up ASAP.