Vitamin A and Fertility

Vitamin A and Fertility

There are few things more powerful in the world than the desire to have a child and there are only a few sadder feelings than what couples experience when faced with infertility. However, what for some may seem like the end of the world could be easily overcome with a few major but valuable changes in their lifestyle – like a healthy daily dose of vitamin A. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Here are the four basic principles of a vitamin A rich diet:

Decrease coffee & alcohol

Increasing the daily intake of vitamin A is the first step in fighting infertility, the second one involving that all the foods and drinks that do not allow the proper assimilation of vitamin A be eliminated. Besides the deficiency of vitamin A, fertility may be inhibited by the excessive consumption of coffee, alcohol and unhealthy foods. It is therefore important for all the negative influences in one’s diet to be eliminated, in order to create the premises for conceiving a child.

Vitamin A & male fertility

Vitamin A is one of the most important elements for any living organism allowing the proper functioning of various organs, but also playing an important part in the fertility process. The men who have a diet low in vitamin A have their sperm cells stuck together instead of them acting individually. This way, the sperm cells are inhibited and cannot reach the uterus and, from there, the egg. It is like having glued thousands of people together and none of them can move faster than the other.

How much Vitamin A?

The recommended daily amount for an adult is 60 milligrams of vitamin A. To increase female and male fertility, a daily intake of 200 up to 1000 mg is recommended for at least one month. Because it is almost impossible to get this amount only from food, one can take supplements rich in vitamin A, fertility being thus restored to normal within a relatively short period of time. This fact is backed up by some recent studies performed in various medical centers, where an improvement with more than 80 % of the pregnancy success rate was noticed.

Do not overdo it

As with any good thing, too much of it can have the opposite effect, so, women who want to get pregnant must avoid the overdoses of vitamin A. The vitamin excess dries the internal secretions from the vagina, slowing down the movement of the egg. The amount of vitamin A found in fruits and vegetables, plus the one present in the prenatal vitamins is sufficient for a healthy woman.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)