Vitamin D may be one of the most critical nutrients for overall health and more than 1 billion people around the world are deficient. Some causes of this alarming percentage of people without adequate amounts of Vitamin D include heavy use of sunscreen and the foods we eat and don’t eat. The state of our gut health also vastly impacts absorption. Vitamin D allows our body to efficiently absorb calcium and can contribute to healthy bones. It may also help with normal immune function, can help regulate inflammation, and contribute to a balanced mood.
How Does Vitamin D Impact My Fertility?
Vitamin D is involved in so many things within our bodies and when we have a deficiency, our bodies truly struggle. It is vital because it is a hormone needed for a multitude of processes throughout our bodies, including but not limited to egg quality, development of your hormones, and your immune system. When it’s low, you are likely to experience a lot of inflammation.
Our resident doctor, Dr. Tabatha is triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine and recommends your Vitamin D be 60-80+ because this is where you are going to see your body flourish!
Which Vitamin D Should I Use?
Though small amounts of vitamin D2 are found in foods like egg yolk, almonds, salmon, and cheese, vitamin D3 form is up to ten times more effective than D2 at raising 25(OH)D– the major circulating form of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin K2 works in harmony with Vitamin D and may reduce harmful deposits of calcium into our arteries, kidneys, joints, and soft tissues. Vitamin K2 can also assist vitamin D in keeping our bones strong because it helps manage calcium levels by telling our bodies where to appropriately send it. Quicksilver’s formula contains a highly bioactive form of vitamin K2 called menaquinone-7, or MK-7.
Because vitamin D absorption can be impacted by diet, lifestyle, age, health, surgery, obesity, and genetic variation, NanoEmulsified Vitamin D3/K2, renders both fat-soluble vitamins highly absorbable.
How Much Should I Take?
Take 1 pump of NanoEmulsified Vitamin D3/K2 by mouth 1-2 times daily. Hold in mouth 30 seconds before swallowing. Repeat to desired dosage or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take on an empty stomach, at least 10 minutes before meals. Use within 6 months of opening. If pregnant, consult your physician before use.
We had the pleasure of having Dr. Will Cole, a leading functional medicine practitioner on the Get Pregnant Naturally podcast where he shared what low levels of Vitamin D mean for fertility. In this episode, he specifically addresses:
- How to supplement, why it’s important to watch out for excess Vitamin D, and how often to test levels.
- The link between low Vitamin D and pathogens such as SIBO, giardia, candida, worms which we, unfortunately, see in many of the couples who come to work with us.
- Steps you can take to get tested and begin to heal.
- The connection between high cortisol and low vitamin D levels.
- The impact on your sex hormones and more.
NOTE: It is also important to regularly get your Vitamin D levels tested to make sure you are absorbing it. If not, there may be a root cause you and your care team have yet to uncover.
To learn more about how the Fab Fertile Method can help improve your chances of getting pregnant naturally, apply here. We’ll come up with a plan specifically designed for your situation. We specialize in low AMH, high FSH, premature ovarian insufficiency, and diminished ovarian reserve.
Blog by Samantha Coffin – Fertility Coach at Fab Fertile Inc.