Vitamin E dose

lhj

3 Posts
Reply Posted on: Aug 17, 2012 at 7:09pm
Do you worry about the reported Increased risk of congenital heart defects associated with high maternal vitamin E intake?

Thanks
Laura Javsicas

Dr. Braverman

1998 Posts
RE: Vitamin E dose Posted on: Aug 17, 2012 at 7:34pm
There have been reports of many supplements being "associated" with fetal problems. but the data is still very limited. supplements should therefore only be used when there is a documented medical need. we are strong supporters of this and advise patients not to start any supplements without medical advice.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

louisa

9 Posts
RE: Vitamin E dose Posted on: Aug 19, 2012 at 2:13am
Hello Dr Braverman,
I took Vitamin E and viagra up until my trigger shot. If I stopped at this time, would the high dose Vitamin E still be in my system by implantation? I have also read about the potential CHD risks but I thought as you advise to stop before pregnancy this would be ok. Is pre-concpetion vitamin E stored in fat cells for a long time? So that it would still be high during early pregnancy?

Thank you

Dr. Braverman

1998 Posts
RE: Vitamin E dose Posted on: Aug 19, 2012 at 6:01am
We have not seen these issues with the very short course that we use prior to trigger, these studies are very difficult to analyze as there are so many vairables that must be taken into account , and be careful as the literature is filled with "associations" between medications and congenital defects but this is quite different than a proven "cause". These concepts of nutritional supplements causing or helping certain situations is very difficult to prove. I refer you to www.nutri-facts.org to understand this. The media will sensiationalize these types of issues but you have to look for well controllod studies and understand how conclusions are reached.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.