Higher levels of Vitamin B6 improve conception and decrease the risk of losing the baby in early pregnancy

July 16, 2007

Scientists concur on the exceptional value of increased levels of supplementation of Calcium, Vitamin D3, Fish Oil Omega-3 Fatty Acid, and Folic Acid in pregnant women and the need for other nutrients. Vitamin B6 is increasingly demonstrating powerful benefit; high levels of Vitamin B6 prior to initiating pregnancy may boost conception rates and reduce the odds of miscarriage in early pregnancy according to this new research. The researchers form the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Illinois, Harvard Medical School and other medical think tanks found that among 364 women with a sufficient level of Vitamin B6 (above 38.3 nanomoles per liter) increased the odds of conception by 120%. If the level of Vitamin B6 was even higher (above 46.4 nanomoles per liter) the risk of losing the baby during early pregnancy by 50%. Vitamin B6 is needed in over 100 important reactions in the human body including metabolism of protein and amino acids, fats, nucleic acids, and glycogen. The study is published in the August 2007 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.; micronutrient status is very important for a healthy baby. Vitamin B6 is a rising star and studies show it improves the function of the heart while helping reduce the risk of clogging of the arteries, heals, improves, and heals nerves, is important for neurotransmitter function and mental health, and decreases the risk of colon cancer in men according to the latest research.