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PCOS & Vitamin D

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Research suggests that Vitamin D is involved in follicle egg
 maturation and development. Many researchers believe the current amount for Vitamin D is set too low at 400
 International Units (IU) daily and should be increased. The tolerable upper limit
 (UL) for Vitamin D is 2,000 IU per day, however, no adverse affects have been
 found up to 10,000 IU per day.

Few foods contain Vitamin D other than milk 
fortified with Vitamin D, eggs, liver, cereals with vitamin D added, and fatty fish. 
However, skin exposure to the sun provides as much as 80 to 90% of the body’s
 vitamin D – so the best advice is the outside.

Some studies show that there are certain people, those with darker skin, may be at risk for a Vitamin D deficiency as 
melanin blocks the conversion of active Vitamin D in the skin. Also overweight 
individuals have a greater chance of being 
deficient in Vitamin D because it is a fat-soluble vitamin and may not be as
 available in high amounts of fat tissue.

Vitamin D and Fertility

It is vital that Vitamin D levels are appropriate when trying to conceive, we usually recommend a daily supplement of Vitamin D and Calcium.