Did you know that there is a vitamin-hormone which has been found not only to be important for your bones, teeth and immunity but also male and female fertility?
In the 20th century this super nutrient was only considered to be important for healthy bones and rickets prevention but then the scientists discovered receptors for this nutrient on over 30 organs including skin, kidneys, liver, bones, lungs, muscles, and you may have guessed it – male and female reproductive organs!
Meet Fertility Super Nutrient Vitamin D
How Vitamin D Can Improve Your Fertility
In Women Vitamin D
In Men Vitamin D
Get Your Vitamin D Levels Checked
Use a 25(OH)D test sometimes called 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Optimal levels of Vitamin D are estimated to be around 50-70 ng/ml. Anything below 40 ng/ml is predisposing you to a lot of health problems including infertility.
Vitamin D Deficient?
You can get Vitamin D from dairy, meat and some oily fish. You can supplement with vitamin D3, but the best source of Vitamin D is sunshine! Expose a large surface of your skin – without sun screen – to the sun around noon for long enough for your skin to go slightly pink but not long enough for it to burn.
What are your thoughts on this amazing vitamin – hormone which is so important mother nature made sure you got it from sunshine! I look forward to your comments!
Iva Keene is co-founder and director of Natural-Fertility-Prescription.com. She has been a qualified, accredited Naturopathic Physician for over 13 years, holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Masters degree in Reproductive Medicine. Since founding NFP in 2008, Iva's articles, videos, guides and reports have reached over 1.3 million people. Iva has dedicated her professional life to supporting couples on their path to parenthood with scientifically grounded information, protocols and coaching around preconception care, natural infertility treatments and integrative reproductive health.