FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Vitamin E is Essential for Female fertility health
Vitamin E functions primarily as an antioxidant, protecting cell membranes from oxidative damage. It has been shown especially effective for protecting nerve cells, red blood cells, and immune system function; aiding in the prevention of and healing of neurological disorders, chronic viral illness and anemia. Several studies have been performed in relation to fertility health, revealing its importance for reproductive function and health.
Increased Thickness For Thin Uterine Lining
A study published by Fertility and Sterility in April, 2010, showed that vitamin E supplementation may aid in increasing the thickness of the endometrium in women with thin uterine lining <8mm. Results showed that vitamin E given at 600 mg a day increased uRA in 72% of patients and endometrial thickness (EM) in 52% of patients.
Reduction in PMS Symptoms and Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Several clinical studies have been performed on vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) supplementation for the reduction of fibrocystic breast disease and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).These studies indicate that women given 600 IU of vitamin E per day had a reduction in overall PMS symptoms, particularly fibrocystic breast disease (FBD). It appears the vitamin E normalizes hormone levels in both PMS and FBD patients.
Increased Success Rate for IVF
In another study, it has been shown that women who prepared with vitamin E prior to IVFtreatment, with their partners, had an increase in rate of fertilization from 19% to 29%.
Miscarriage Prevention Support
Vitamin E in amounts up to 600 IU per day (use only 50 IU if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes) has been shown to help prevent miscarriage in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage.
Supports a Healthy Amniotic Sac in Pregnancy
Vitamin E supplementation has been shown to help prevent premature rupture of the membranes (amniotic sac) in pregnancy. It appears that vitamin E may increase the quality of the amniotic sac.