Naturally produced by the skin in contact with the sun. Promotes calcium absorption keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy. It has an important role in regulating cell growth and facilitates the normal functioning of the immune system.
- Low levels of Vitamin D seem to contribute to endometriosis and polycystic ovaries.
- Recent research indicates that vitamin D makes the lining of the uterus more receptive to pregnancy.
- Plays a role in hormone production: A deficiency reduces the production of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH).
- Contributes to the receptivity of the endometrium.
- Reduces the risk of miscarriage.
- Higher rates of live births in IVF treatments.
Benefits for pregnancy
- Helps reduce the risk of preeclampsia.
- Promotes normal bone mass at birth.
- Reduces the risk of asthma and respiratory complications.
- Reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.
- Characterizing the influence of vitamin D levels on IVF outcomes
- Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy rates in women undergoing single embryo, blastocyst stage, transfer (SET) for IVF/ICSI
- Replete vitamin D stores predict reproductive success following in vitro fertilization
- New insights into the vitamin D requirements during pregnancy
- Vitamin D deficiency at time of frozen embryo transfer is associated with increased miscarriage rate but does not impact folliculogenesis