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6 Fertility Vitamins And Nutrients For Men

Ensuring the preservation of male fertility is essential for achieving a successful and optimal pregnancy outcome. Men should prioritize the intake of crucial vitamins and minerals to enhance and protect their fertility. Essential nutrients for sperm health include Vitamin E, which safeguards sperm from harm; Vitamin C, which prevents oxidative stress; Folic Acid (B9), which improves sperm count and movement; Vitamin B12, necessary for sperm development; Zinc, important for testosterone production; and Selenium, which shields sperm from damage caused by free radicals. Consuming a well-rounded diet that is abundant in these essential nutrients can greatly enhance male fertility and overall reproductive well-being.

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When we think about pregnancy and fertility, we don’t always consider that men can struggle with fertility-related issues 1  just as easily as women. Preserving fertility for those trying to conceive is critical to a successful and healthy pregnancy. Men, like women, should get checked for any potential issues, but there are some practical steps you can take to help boost and maintain proper fertility.

Today we will look at six vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that can help improve and safeguard men’s fertility. Getting the proper vital nutrients is essential for overall health, but we will focus on those crucial nutrients that impact a man’s fertility.

Vitamin E is a vitamin that helps promote healthy skin and fight the bacteria and other factors that cause acne. You may be unaware that vitamin E supports healthy mitochondria, providing cells with energy.

Vitamin E helps to protect sperm from damage while supporting healthy mitochondria.

Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant to combat invading free radicals that can damage cells and cause infertility at high levels.

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Vitamin E is most plentiful in oils like sunflower and safflower oils and nuts. Deficiency is rare but may be a sign of a digestive issue, which means oral supplements may not solve the problem. It’s important to speak with your doctor if you think you may have a vitamin E deficiency 2 .

Vitamin C is one of the most widely regarded vitamins for overall health and wellness.

We all know that getting enough vitamin C is essential to the immune system and fighting colds. It can also treat the now-rare disease known as scurvy.

Vitamin C helps with men’s fertility by blocking free radicals, a source of oxidative stress which sperm are susceptible to, and it also helps improve sperm count and motility.

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Most people have healthy vitamin C levels thanks to readily available sources like oranges and other fruits. However, taking a multivitamin to boost vitamin C levels is not uncommon, even for those without a deficiency.

Folic acid is a combination of two compounds provided by vitamin B9.

Folic acid is then transformed into folate by the body and used for various processes. Folic acid may help counter a diminished sperm count and low sperm motility.

Folic acid is plentiful in leafy green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and others, and the liver, making it reasonably easy to add to someone’s diet.

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Vitamin B12 is a crucial vitamin for improving metabolic health, the creation of DNA synthesis, and energy production throughout the body. B12 supports male fertility by working with other vitamins and minerals to increase total sperm count and development. Higher sperm volume improves overall reproductive ability, assuming the sperm are healthy and active.

Zinc is essential for several aspects of male health, including the proper production of the hormone testosterone 3.

Low testosterone can result in many problems, including low sperm count and motility, decreased sex drive, mood swings, and mental health changes.

Zinc is found in many foods, including nuts, meat, shellfish, and dark chocolate, making it simple to obtain for just about any diet.

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Rare issues with absorption do exist, so let your doctor know if you notice any odd changes or have your nutrient levels tested to find out about any deficiency.

Selenium is a trace element that the body uses in DNA production, thyroid function, and primarily reproductive health.

Selenium helps protect sperm from cellular damage due to free radicals and may improve the overall health of active sperm, leading to higher motility and greater fertility.

Selenium is abundant in meat, as well as select grains and nuts. People with a low-protein diet may need more other foods containing selenium.

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If you are very low on selenium, you may need an IV infusion to improve these nutrient levels rather than relying on oral supplements alone.

Last Words

If you suspect you have fertility issues, talk with a doctor immediately and ask about how nutrient deficiencies may be part of the cause. You can check your nutrient levels, and if they are low, you can supplement them using over-the-counter oral supplements. In cases where a nutrient is deficient, you may choose to have an IV infusion for faster results instead.

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[3] Effects of a Novel Zinc-Magnesium Formulation on Hormones and Strength;