When you’re hoping for a baby, so much is beyond our control. But one thing you can do is ensure you body is getting the right amounts of key nutrients. Did you know the right prenatal vitamin can help nourish female fertility for the healthiest eggs?
- Studies show us that the right nutrients can improve egg quality and a better chance of conception.
- Five nutrients in particular nourish egg health in different ways.
- The right amounts are just as important as the right nutrients, and many of today's prenatal vitamins come up short.
Old-school thinking is adamant that egg quality degrades with age — true — and that there are zero interventions making a difference — false. Recent studies tell us the opposite is true, and that optimal nutrition can absolutely improve egg quality, which means boosted odds of getting pregnant faster and delivering a healthy little bundle of joy.
Turns out, there are five key nutrients in particular that can help improve egg quality. We’re covering them all, right here, right now, and sharing exactly where to get them (spoiler this way).
5 Nutrients To Nourish Egg Health
Vitamins B6 and B12 to help promote normal ovulation
B6 and B12 work together to regulate healthy hormone balance and trigger regular ovulation, which can boost your chances of conceiving. The right amount of B6 helps promote balanced levels of estrogen and progesterone, which are crucial for the cell signaling that happens during egg maturation and ovulation.
Meanwhile, B12 is necessary for cell division and building healthy blood. Supplementing with evidence-based levels of these important vitamins improves outcomes for IVF, too. Beli for Women includes the most bioavailable forms of these nutrients so your body can start using them right away.
Folate to protect against chromosomal abnormalities
Many cases of infertility, miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles share a common cause: chromosomal abnormalities in the egg that occur during maturation. Supplementing with a high-quality, bioavailable form of methylated folate has been shown to substantially lower the risk of chromosomal abnormalities. Plus, adequate folate levels can help improve your chances of conception, which means you get to meet you little one sooner.
Vitamin E to help protect maturing eggs
Vitamin E is famous for its role in cellular repair, which is why it often shows up in skincare products. In your ovaries, E is a powerhouse antioxidant that can help fight oxidative damage to eggs, preventing the most negative effects of premature aging.
Vitamin K2 to help balance progesterone and estrogen
Vitamin K2—not to be mistaken for plain ol’ vitamin K—has an important relationship with women’s hormonal health, and aids in estrogen and progesterone metabolism. In a 2016 study, women with PCOS who took K2 supplements had lower levels of DHEA and free testosterone, which clears the way for hormonal healing. Vitamin K2 is also vital for bone health for women—and their babies.
Quantities matter too
Here’s where things get tricky. It’s not enough to scan the ingredient label and see that these five made the cut on a random bottle of prenatal vitamins (quick reminder here that the best time to start those prenatals is three to six months before you hope to conceive — and that goes for the both of you). These nutrients aren’t doing you any good if they aren’t in a form your body can effectively absorb or in such negligible amounts that this whole thing is basically an exercise in futility. You need high-quality, bioavailable nutrients in amounts scientifically shown to have an impact. And while you might think that any prenatal vitamin on the market today would obviously ensure those two requirements are met, we’re sorry to report that you’d be wrong. It’s an infuriating truth that many of the most popular prenatals you can buy today don’t actually meet current recommendations for key nutrients. In other words — they’re failing at their one job.
Luckily, Beli has you covered. Our women’s prenatal is entirely science-aligned, with the most bioavailable forms of all the nutrients you need in recommended amounts to support you every step of the way. And by getting started now, you can ensure your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs for the best chances of conception, pregnancy, and baby!
You’re at the beginning of an incredible journey, and Beli has you covered for it all.