Vitamin D deficiency has become an epidemic in the United States.A deficiency of vitamin D not only causes poor bone mineralization but also has been associated with numerous chronic diseases, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and hypertension.
Low vitamin D status is highly prevalent among the PCOS population. Studies examining vitamin D status in women with PCOS showed an inverse relationship between low levels of vitamin D and increased risk for metabolic risk factors such as insulin resistance, BMI, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol.
Vitamin D may help:*
- Insulin resistance
- Glucose regulation
- Ocyte maturation and development
- Ovulation and fertility
- Regulate menstrual function
- Improve mood
- Bone mineralization
- Support a healthy immune system
- Reduce the risk for gestational diabetes and preeclampsia
The DRI for vitamin D is 600 IU/day, but this may not be sufficient for women with PCOS. Few foods contain vitamin D other than milk fortified with vitamin D, eggs, cereals with vitamin D added, and fatty fish. While skin exposure to the sun provides as much as 80% to 90% of the body’s vitamin D, production is limited with sunscreen use and based on geographic location.
The Endocrine Practice Committee has suggested a vitamin D intake of 1,500 to 2000 IU/day to maintain a blood level of 25(OH) D consistently above 30 ng/mL.
PCOS Nutrition Center Ultra D is a concentrated, highly bioavailable liquid vitamin D specialized formulation offering 2,000 IU per 1 ml (one full dropper) with 250 mcg of vitamin K1 and 25 mcg of vitamin K2. This is a convenient, pleasant-tasting and easily mixed formula.
Made with Non-GMO ingredients. Vegetarian. Gluten-free.
*Have your vitamin D levels checked by a physician before taking this product.
*Vitamin D should not be taken by women who have hyperparathyroidism, sarcoidosis, or if they take blood thinners such as Coumadin or Warfarin.
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Lerchbaum E, Obermayer-Pietsch B. Vitamin D and fertility: a systematic review. European J Endocrinol. 2012;166(5):765-778.
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