Vitamin B12 and Fertility

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Throughout your fertility journey, you'll hear a lot about various vitamins and minerals, each playing their unique role in the process. Vitamin B12, in particular, is one such nutrient that's crucial to fertility and overall reproductive health. 

Vitamin B12 and Its Importance to Fertility

Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in cell division and the normal functioning of the nervous system. It's also crucial for DNA synthesis and the formation of red blood cells. Deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to abnormalities in ovulation, and it has been linked with a higher risk of recurrent miscarriage.

Food Sources of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including:

  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Dairy

For vegetarians or those on a vegan diet, it's recommend to take a B12 supplement or consume B12 fortified foods, such as plant-based milk alternatives or breakfast cereals, to meet the daily requirement.

We also recommend considering a preconception multivitamin which incorporates the optimal amount of B12 such as Vitafem, our premium preconception multivitamin containing all of the recommended vitamins and minerals as well as folate, the more readily absorbable form of folic acid.

Understanding and addressing your nutritional needs, such as an adequate intake of Vitamin B12, is a crucial part of preparing your body for conception. Consult your healthcare provider to ensure your vitamin B12 levels are optimal for your fertility journey.

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