IT IS TIME TO GET YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS CHECKED! You have likely heard about vitamin D for immune system health, but it also has many other implications in our health and fertility, as this reproductive research review will show you. For the record, Vitamin D is also important for; proper gene expression, depression, faster aging, increased cancer risk, impaired immune function, regulating inflammation, maintaining serotonin levels, learning impairment, and much more.
Obesity, use of sunscreen, age, darker skin, and living in the Northern hemisphere all can negatively impact the absorption of Vitamin D.
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Welcome to the conception channel. I’m Spence Pentland, and this is another reproductive research review. And today I found an article published in fertility and sterility just late July, 2021.
So pretty new here. This is the, the pub med version. It’s got a little bit more information like where I believe it was took place in nine different fertility centers across the U S from Virginia to Connecticut to, you know, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Colorado, all over the place.
But what the objective was was to look at male vitamin D status and correlate that with male factor infertility. And so they had a 150 for men with very sperm parameters that were between five and 15 mil million per milliliter.
Motility was below 40% and normal morphology was below 4%. So, so men with, with a male factor the female partners were obviously younger than 40 and had documented tubal patency, which means their tubes are clear and open.
So they check the men’s semen and vitamin D levels. And then they were randomly put into a group of taking 2000.
Now you have of vitamin D a day or a placebo for up to six months. So they tried to conceive naturally within the first three months, and then with Clomid now UI and a month, four to six with a female partner, of course.
And so what they ended up finding was that the semen parameters in sperm DNA, fragmentation weren’t statistically significantly different between men with a low vitamin D and a normal vitamin D ranges, or was clinical live birth rate clinical pregnancy rates.
So sorry in live birth rates were similar, but what they did find is that men with that are deficient in vitamin D were associated with higher rate of pregnancy loss or miscarriage.
So, whereas vitamin D you know, may not be impacting the sperm parameters that they were looking at somehow way shape or form it was involved in an increased finding of, of miscarriage.
So if miscarriages is in your history, it may be recommended for the male partner to look at their vitamin D levels and, and be taking a vitamin D supplement especially if it is low.