Vitamins and Supplements for Male Fertility

 

Consensus: High quality fish Oil (DHA, EPA) . Zinc, and Vitamin C not consensus but more widely cited.

Articles = 3

Research papers = 6

 

Mark Sisson

Supplement strategically. Studies of male infertility have shown that zinc and vitamin C levels correlated with sperm count and quality. Additionally, L-carnitine and L-acetyl-carnitine have been useful supplements for enhancing sperm motility and quality.

Chris Kresser

In 40% of cases of a couple’s inability to conceive, male infertility is the cause. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with low sperm counts and motility in men, and low vitamin B12 can cause atrophy of the tubules where sperm is produced, which in turn causes poor sperm development. DHA and EPA are crucial for fertility in both men and women.

Dr Terry Wahls.

  • Ideally, switch to organic food and personal care products for two years before trying to get pregnant. During pregnancy, eat wild smaller fish, lower down on the food chain, and organic grass fed meat, as well as plenty of organic vegetables.

Research Studies

  1. Acute livestyle changes affect sperm quality
  2. Infertile men had lower concentrations of omega-3 FAs in spermatozoa than fertile men
  3. Higher consumption of SSB( Sugar Sweetend bevarages) was associated with lower sperm motility among healthy, young men
  4. Vegetables with low pesticide residues may improve fertility.
  5. moderate alcohol intake is not adversely associated with semen quality in healthy men,
  6. For those undergoing assisted reproduction, the odds ratio that antioxidant use (such as carnitine, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, carotenoids, glutathione, N-acetylcysteine, zinc, folic acid, and coenzyme Q10) would improve pregnancy rates was 4.18, with a 4.85-fold improvement in live birth rate also noted
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