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Vitamins For Fertility - Women

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 01, 2018 | 0 comments

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Women may want to consider these supplements:

• A quality multivitamin may increase fertility.
(Czeizel AE, Metneki J, Dudas I. The effect of preconceptional multivitamin supplementation on fertility. Int J Vitam Nutr Res 1996;66:55–8).

Iron (10-20 mg/day)
Anemia can lead to infertility. Women who bleed profusely may be anemic, those who rarely bleed may in fact be either anemic or too high in iron.

Vitamin C (500-1500 mg/day)
This powerful anti-oxidant helps to protect cells and strengthen the immune system.

Vitamin E (400-800 i.u. per day)
Vitamin E may increase egg quality. In a preliminary human trial, infertile couples given vitamin E (200 IU per day for the female and 100 IU per day for the male) showed a significant increase in fertility. (Bayer R. Treatment of infertility with vitamin E. Int J Fertil 1960;5:70–8)

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) (400 mg/day)
Some women have become pregnant with PABA. PABA is believed to increase the ability of estrogen to facilitate fertility. (Sieve BF. The clinical effects of a new B-complex factor, para-aminobenzoic acid, on pigmentation and fertility. South Med Surg 1942;104:135–9)

Co-enzyme-Q10 (30-100 mg/day)
May improve egg quality.

Folate, also known as folic acid (400-800 mcg/day)
Folic acid may prevent neural tube defects and other birth defects. It also protects your heart.

L-Arginine (16 g/day)
Was shown to increase fertility in women who had previously failed in-vitro fertilization-IVF-procedures. (Battaglia C, Salvatori M, Maxia N, et al. Adjuvant L-arginine treatment for in-vitro fertilization in poor responder patients. Hum Reprod 1999;14:1690–7)

Essential fatty acids (EFA) (1-7 grams per day)
can help the health of your reproductive system, insulin levels, heart and brain. EFA reduce inflammation throughout the body (a possible cause of PCOS and other types of infertility) and promote overall health. The best source is purified fish oil (don't take cod liver oil as it is too high in vitamins A and D and may prove toxic).

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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