• Dr. Singh, ND

Vitamins for Male Infertility


A recent article published in the Indian Journal of Urology cited the use of Vitamins and Antioxidants for the treatment of Male Infertility. When it comes to fertility, couples will research for all of the treatment options possible to help support conception, IVF/IUI/ICSI success rates, and general health. A frequency treatment option utilized my various couples is the use of Vitamins and Antioxidants [1].

The article mentions the quite obvious benefits of these therapies, including, high-safety profile, low-cost, and availability as over-the-counter products.

The mechanism by which Vitamin and Antioxidant therapies may support sperm health is by reducing the oxidative stress by binding free radicals and therefore preventing them from damaging testicular tissue, sperm cells, and DNA [1].

One of the main issues addressed in this article regarding research for antioxidant use and vitamin therapies for male fertility is the lack of high-quality research and the need for greater consistency for controls and confounding variables in the research articles that may affect sperm health as well.

Foods mentioned that can help provide high quantities of antioxidants were:

  • Apples

  • Oranges

  • Tomatoes

  • blackberries, blueberries, strawberries

  • nuts

  • Vegetables (peppers, carrots, spinach)

  • Avocados

Vitamins mentioned that are used to help treat male infertility:

  • Glutathione

  • Selenium

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

  • Zinc

  • CoQ10

  • L-Carnitine

  • Lycopene

This article is in no way a replacement for medical advice or medical care, it is advised that anyone concerned about their Health should speak with their Naturopathic Doctor or Primary Care Provider.

Reference:

Kovac, J. (2017). Vitamins and antioxidants in the management of male fertility. Indian Journal of Urology, 33(3), 215.

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