Miscarriage, How Folic Acid and CoQ10 May Help Prevent Miscarriage and Lower Homocysteine
We all have heard the importance of folic acid to help prevent birth defects, but folic acid deficiency has also been associated with miscarriage. This article also talks about the importance of CoQ10.
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Women who are deficient in folic acid have up to three times the risk of miscarriage compared with non-deficient women.
One of the causes of miscarriage is elevated levels of the toxic amino acid, homocysteine. Folic acid reduces homocysteine levels.
400 – 800 mcg per day.
Several human studies have found that women who experience a miscarriage have significantly lower serum selenium levels compared with pregnant women who do not miscarry.
A study conducted on sheep found that selenium supplementation helped to prevent miscarriages.
Selenium’s protective effect against miscarriage is believed to occur via its antioxidant properties (especially its role in the generation of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase).
200 – 400 mcg per day.
Two clinical studies have demonstrated that women with low plasma coenzyme Q10 levels have an increased incidence of miscarriage.
50 - 100 mg per day.
Vitamin B6: SEE ALSO: INOSITOL FOR EGG QUALITY (getpregnantover40.com)
Elevated homocysteine levels increase the risk of miscarriage. Vitamin B6 supplementation helps to lower elevated homocysteine levels and may thereby reduce the risk of miscarriage.
50 – 250 mg per day.