Multivitamin Supplements Lower the Risk of Ovulatory Infertility

Published: October 13, 2012

In an 8-year Harvard study involving 18,555 married women, results showed that regular use of multivitamin supplements were associated with a reduced risk of ovulatory infertility. During 8 years of follow-up, 438 women reported infertility caused by ovulatory disorder. Women taking two or less multivitamin tablets per week showed a 12% reduced risk of ovulatory infertility, women taking three to five multivitamin tablets per weeks showed a 31% reduced risk, and women taking six or more multivitamin tablets per week showed a 41% reduced risk, compared to women who did not use multivitamin supplements. The association between frequency of multivitamin supplement use and risk of ovulatory infertility was partly explained by folic acid. The authors of this study conclude, "Regular use of multivitamin supplements may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility."

I recommend a good multivitamin powder for overall nutritional support for both men and women.


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Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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