Fertility Vitamins For Women

What Are Some Common Fertility Vitamins for Women?

There are a number of fertility vitamins for women you should consider if you are hoping to conceive.

                                                                       

Zinc: Zinc may contribute to ovulation and fertility in women. Even though it is a common fertility nutrient for women. When zinc is supplemented, along with additional fertility nutrients, the hormonal imbalance associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is reduced [1].

                                                                       

Folic Acid: This is a B-complex vitamin that may be used to create red blood cells. It decreases the possibility of a neural tube defect. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin, while folate is the natural form, and both are okay to consume. Folic acid supplementation may also reduce the risk of stillbirth [2].

                                                                       

Iron: The recommended amount of iron for women is 18 mg a day but pregnant women need even more. If the body doesn’t get enough iron then the organs and tissues won’t get the oxygen that is needed to function properly. Iron supplementation with folic acid has been shown to reduce the risk of still birth [2]. 

                                                                       

Calcium: The growing baby needs calcium because it is critical for forming strong bones while also preventing osteoporosis [3].

                                                                       

Vitamin B6: This can help with the morning sickness symptoms you can have after you conceive [4].

This article is in no way a replacement for medical advice or medical care, it is advised that anyone concerned about their Health should speak with their Naturopathic Doctor.

References:

  1. Showell, M. G., Mackenzie-Proctor, R., Jordan, V., & Hart, R. J. (2017). Antioxidants for female subfertility. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

  2. Balogun, O. O., Lopes, K. D. S., Ota, E., Takemoto, Y., Rumbold, A., Takegata, M., & Mori, R. (2016). Vitamin supplementation for preventing miscarriage. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

  3. Hacker, A. N., Fung, E. B., & King, J. C. (2012). Role of calcium during pregnancy: maternal and fetal needs. Nutrition Reviews, 70(7), 397–409.

  4. Omidvar, S., Firouzbakht, M., Nikpour, M., & Jamali, B. (2014). Comparison of ginger with vitamin B6 in relieving nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda), 35(3), 289.

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