Vitamin D has long been linked to improved physical and mental health.
It is important for the production of hormones, bone health, a well working immune system, muscle function, heart health, respiration and brain development.
It has specifically been found to be a great predictor of success in IVF too with higher levels found to correlate with a higher chance of pregnancy success*.
In Chinese medicine, the sun’s warmth increases internal warmth and blood flow, which is ideal for improving medication delivery to your ovaries and blood delivery to your uterine lining.
Being outside is also a great way to feel relaxed.
So aim to get at least 30% of your skin (arms, legs and face) in the sun for 20-30 minutes per day for adequate amount of natural vitamin D absorption.
Of course, avoid the sun in the middle of the day to reduce excessive sweating, sunburn or heat stroke, especially after your embryo transfer.
Supplementation can of course help, but nothing beats the real thing!