A study from Harvard Medical school involving 18,000 women has shown that taking multivitamins, particularly folic acid, can improve chances of pregnancy…
The study followed nurses who have hoped to get pregnant for an eight year period. Women who took there multivitamin six times a week were 40% less likely to fail to ovulate than women who took none.
Could poor nutrition have an impact on fertility?You bet! I have read dozens of studies on the effects of nutrients on ovulation and lack thereof; it’s amazing all of the studies out there that show the benefits of a nutritious fertility diet. When the body is not nourished properly it affects many functions of the body including the eggs health, the reproductive systems and immune systems.
How do you chose the best multivitamin?
When you are shopping for the best multi there are many different options out there. My first choice would be a 100% whole food prenatal multivitamin Baby and Me.
Should I take a prenatal multi?
Prenatal vitamins are perfect to take in preparation for conception. They have a balanced amount of nutrients necessary for a healthy reproductive system. I personally love Baby and Me from MegaFood. I like them because MegaFood is made from 100% whole foods while other prenatals are made form manufactured nutrients.
What vitamins do you look for in a multi?
There are vitamins that are specific for fertility. To learn more about vitamins good for fertility click here.
You can also watch an informative video where Walter Willett and Jorge Chavarro discuss how changes to a woman’s diet and lifestyle may affect her ability to become pregnant.
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