Vitamins You’ll Need To Conceive

Vitamin B6

The entire group of B vitamins is thought to aid your ovaries in releasing an egg around ovulation. Take this vitamin now to head off nasty pregnancy symptoms after you conceive. Particularly Vitamin B6 may be used as a hormone regulator. It also helps to regulate blood sugars, alleviates PMS, and may be useful in relieving symptoms of morning sickness. Research suggests that women who consumed at least 10 mg of vitamin B6 before they conceived reported less morning sickness than those who didn’t.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C improves hormone levels and increases fertility in women.  As for men, vitamin C has been shown to improve sperm quality and protect sperm from DNA damage; helping to reduce the chance of miscarriage and chromosomal problems. It helps improve sperm health and motility.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant to help protect sperm and egg DNA integrity. Because of the powerful antioxidant properties, it is helpful for both genders.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 has been shown to improve sperm quality and production. It also may help to boost the endometrial lining in egg fertilization, decreasing the chances of miscarriage. Deficiency of B12 may increase the chances of irregular ovulation, and in severe cases stop ovulation altogether.

Folic Acid

This one is a must-have. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, which is actually a group b-vitamins known as B9. Its synthetic form of this vitamin. The American Pregnancy Association recommends that all women of childbearing age consume about 400 micro grams of folic acid a day. Folic acid is a B-complex vitamin that is used by the body to create red blood cells. This vitamin helps prevent neural tube defects as well as congenital heart defects, cleft lips, limb defects, and urinary tract anomalies in developing fetuses. Deficiency in folic acid may increase the risk of going into preterm labor, infant low birth weight and fatal growth retardation. Taking a multivitamin that contains folic acid is also correlated with less ovulation-related infertility

Iron

Women who do not get sufficient amounts of iron may suffer an lack of ovulation and possibly poor egg health, which can inhibit pregnancy at a rate 60% higher than those with sufficient iron stores in their blood. Start increasing the amount of iron in your diet now if you are not getting enough. Women’s recommended iron intake is 18 mg a day, but pregnant women need around 27 mg daily. Iron is used to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. You can normally get this amount in your multivitamin, but you can also find iron in foods like red meat, tofu and dark leafy green vegetable.

OMEGA 3 Fatty Acid

Essential because we cannot produce them naturally in our body, these nutrients help ovarian follicles release eggs, increase blood flow to the uterus, and balance out your hormones. if you’re undergoing IVF treatment, take  this essential fatty acid found in fish oil or certain plant or nut oils It may assist with fetal brain development and IQ. Not all vitamins include omega-3s so you may want to invest in an additional supplement.

Selenium

Great for aiding sperm motility in guys and estrogen metabolism in ladies, Selenium is a powerful detoxifier. It may also help your eggs defend against free radicals that contribute to declining quality of your eggs. It found in Brazil nuts, leafy greens, whole grains, and fish.

 Zinc

You and your partner should be getting plenty of zinc. Zinc contributes to ovulation and fertility in women. Where as in Men, Zinc helps to improve sperm motility and boosts the general quality of sperm. Low levels of zinc to early miscarriage. It found in Oysters, fish, meat, eggs, poultry, wheat germ, and pumpkin seeds.

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may help with both female and male infertility.  CoQ10 is produced by the body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. For adults, the recommended daily dosage is 30 – 200 mg in divided doses throughout the day.

 

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