Vitamin B6 and Fertility

Vitamin B6 and Fertility

By definition vitamin B6 is a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch. This definition is so simple compared to what this vitamin actually is and does. It goes leaps and bounds above this definition. This vitamin not only is essential for metabolism or amino acids and starches but it helps with premenstrual symptoms and luteal phase defects. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is luteal phase?

The luteal phase is the time between your ovulation and the beginning of your next menstrual period. This phase should be no less than 10 days; in some cases it is less or more. However, if it is less than 10 days this is considered to be a luteal phase defect. With a luteal phase defect it is harder to get pregnant and carry successfully. If you do become pregnant with a luteal phase defect, the odds of miscarriage are high. The uterine lining begins to prepare for the coming menstruation and will become hard for the embryo to latch on to for implantation.

Bad premenstrual symptoms

We all know how bad premenstrual symptoms can be, there is not any need to go further in depth about that exactly. Just the basics; bloating, mood swings, and headaches or backaches. In the case of the premenstrual symptoms, there is not any medical research to validate this claim. But Vitamin B6 has been shown to help alleviate your symptoms.

Vitamin b6 and its benefits

There is research however to support the luteal phase defect theory. The vitamin b6 helps to lengthen the phase in order to allow time for conception and implantation in the uterus before the body begins to start the menstrual cycle all over again. It also helps with the production of thick cervical mucus which helps in the conceiving process. Some studies suggest that it can also help with the production of healthy sperm and eggs.

Foods rich in vitamin b6

Some doctors recommend that you intake 100-200 milligrams per day. When your b6 levels are low it is good to supplement with a natural vitamin that you can purchase over the counter and your local drug store. However, you can try to increase it through food intake rather than through medication. Below is a list of foods rich in vitamin b6.

*some fish
*(grass fed) meats
*whole grains

Boosting fertility with Vitamin b6

Please be aware that vitamin b6 is water soluble and constantly needs to be replenished in your body. If you are not going to take the supplement you need to eat the above items almost daily in order to keep the level where it needs to be to help your fertility.

Keep a healthy life

One big way to try to keep your vitamin b6 level up is to eat and live a healthy life. Things such as smoking, eating too many refined sugars and processed foods will deteriorate your vitamin b6 level without you even knowing. Speak to your doctor about having your b6 levels tested; this is usually done during blood work.

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