Can Vitamin D Increase AMH Levels?
Dr. Gleaton gives us a breakdown of what AMH is, what your AMH level can tell you, and how vitamin D may (or may not) make a difference.
By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton
There is emerging, albeit conflicting, evidence suggesting vitamin D is associated with AMH (anti-müllerian hormone) levels. Let’s look at the data.
A review of AMH
AMH is a hormone expressed by granulosa cells of the ovary during a woman’s reproductive years. A gradual increase in AMH levels is observed in girls from the first day of life, with maximum levels observed in women at around the age of 25. It’s also important to note that AMH levels can be two to three times higher for women with PCOS. In adult women, AMH levels gradually decline as the primordial follicle pool declines with age, becoming undetectable at menopause.
AMH is not predictive of your chances of conceiving naturally, and certainly does not define your fertility. What AMH does tell us for women undergoing IVF is that AMH levels may correlate with the number of oocytes (eggs) retrieved after stimulation and can help predict ovarian response.