Vitamin D Linked with Greater Success with In-Vitro

Vitamin D Linked with Greater Success with In-Vitro

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Many of us already know that Vitamin D is important to the health of our bones and our body. However, a recent study is now showing that it can also help with In-Vitro procedures as well. These studies now indicate that couples in northern countries find it more difficult to conceive during the winter months and this is caused from a lack of Vitamin D. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here


It is now known that women who have a Vitamin D deficiency are about half as likely to become pregnant as those women without the deficiency. After this study was completed, many fertility facilities have now stated that they plan to test their patients’ Vitamin D levels before they conduct IVF procedures.

It is believed that by insuring the levels of Vitamin D are higher, that women will have a better chance of the IVF procedure being successful. The study was based upon 335 women who participated at a fertility clinic in Milan in the year 2012. This study showed that women with levels of 25 or higher in regards to their Vitamin D 25-hydroxy-vitamin D were more likely to conceive than those with lower levels.

How to get more Vitamin D

There are many ways that you can get more Vitamin D in your diet. Many women, however, find that diet alone is not enough to bring their Vitamin D levels up enough for them to conceive. It is also important to remember that this is not the only factor that plays a part in a woman getting pregnant. Below are some of the ways that you can add Vitamin D to your diet.


One of the best ways to get more Vitamin D is by soaking up the sunshine. Sun rays are filled with elements that encourage the body to produce Vitamin D, but you will need to be careful that you stay protected as well. About 20 to 25 minutes of sunshine without sunscreen is the maximum that you should go for.

Fatty Fish

Fatty fish are a great way to add Vitamin D to your diet. Some of the most popular options are trout, salmon, tuna, eel and mackerel. By choosing about 3 ounces of salmon you can receive over half of your recommended amount of Vitamin D.

Canned Tuna Fish

Canned tuna can also provide you with Vitamin D and it is substantially less expensive than fresh fish. When you are choosing this option, be sure to choose canned light fish over others such as albacore. This version has over double the amount of Vitamin D that albacore has.

Specific Mushrooms

Some mushrooms have been shown to give Vitamin D to the body, but you should choose carefully to make sure you are selecting the right ones. Some brands are grown in special lighting that helps them produce Vitamin D, but you will need to check out the specific brand to be certain.

Fortified Milk

Most milk that is made in the US is fortified with Vitamin D, but it is important to realize that ice cream and cheese are not. You should drink an 8 ounce glass at a time and you may find that soy and rice milks also contain large amounts of Vitamin D.

Orange Juice

In some instances, certain types of orange juice offers Vitamin D, but you will need to check the label to find out for sure. Sometimes and 8 ounce glass of orange juice that has been fortified with Vitamin D offers the same amount of it that milk does. Both Florida Natural and Minute Made offer products that have Vitamin D.


There are a number of ways that you can add Vitamin D to your diet, but your doctor may suggest taking a supplement instead if your levels are extremely low. This may not be the only cause of infertility, but having extra Vitamin D is very healthy and will assist you while you are trying to get pregnant.

The specific study that has been conducted, regarded women who were undergoing an IVF procedure, so it is still uncertain as to the effect of Vitamin D on women who are trying to conceive naturally. You should talk to your doctor in order to determine if adding Vitamin D to your diet is something that you should consider.

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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)