‘Vitamins keep us healthy’, is a perpetual fact. But how many of us actually know that vitamins can also make us fertile and productive? Vitamins are very closely associated with human fertility. People dining on more of these nutrients are generally more fertile than those who succumb to taste than health.
Now, let’s have a closer look on how these nutrients can pave our way towards aspiring fruitful parenthood.
Vitamin D – According to a research conducted in 2008, men suffering from infertility were also found to have vitamin D deficiency. According to Dr. Anna Clarke, a fertility expert and the lead researcher in conducting the study, vitamin D was always very closely associated with female infertility but this study revealed that this nutrient was equally needed for fathers-to-be.
A screening was done with 100 men, who were asked to change their lifestyle for good. They quit smoking, kept off from alcohol and caffeine, lost weight and consumed a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. 11 of them were able to impregnate their partners naturally without any treatment.
In another research conducted in 2009, revealed that there are Vitamin D receptors in human sperms. Vitamin D is locally present in the human sperm and may be responsible for signalling the cells in the human reproductive
- Vitamin C – It was also proved that 1000 mg of Vitamin C intake daily improves the sperm quality, motility and morphology and thereby increasing the chance of natural conception.
- Vitamins E and B12 – These have been found very useful for a better sperm motility rate. A study published in Archives of Andrology supports the fact as well.
- Zinc – Men suffering from lower testosterone level saw a significant improvement after taking properly diagnosed doses of zinc for up to six weeks. Most of their female partners got pregnant naturally during the course.
- Antioxidants – In a research conducted at the University of Portsmouth, a bowl of tomato soup, rich in Lycopene, consumed daily can increase male fertility up to 12 percent. The antioxidants are found to remove the free radicals that adversely affect fertility in men.
People intending on natural conception must include lots of fruits, nuts and cereals in their daily diet. However, in spite of eating healthy and leading a disciplined life, couples may have infertility issues. See a fertility specialist to know the actual reason behind your infertility and find a solution to overcome it.