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Antioxidants May Help Couples Conceive

January 31, 2011 by  

Antioxidants May Help Couples ConceiveA new review that was published in The Cochrane Library may suggest that males with subfertility could benefit from taking oral antioxidants when trying to conceive.

The paper looked at 34 clinical studies involving 2,876 couples and found that men taking supplements like vitamin E, L-carnitine, zinc and magnesium supplements had a better chance of impregnating their wives and increased sperm motility.

The results may come as good news to the one in 20 men who suffer from subfertility and wish to conceive.

Researchers noted that the subject needs to be explored further since many of the studies had small group sizes and no tests were done to see if one antioxidant was more effective than another.

The National Institutes of Health has reported that antioxidants can be useful in flushing radicals from the body. Such molecules include pollution, smoke and byproducts from food digestion that can damage cells and possibly cause cancer and other diseases. Free radicals can also have a detrimental effect on sperm count and effectiveness, among other things. 

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  • http://com i41

    The easiest way to help is quit sitting on their azzes, being pusified and grow a pair, and definitely lay off off the drugs especially pot, and quit finding your identy being a queer. Only females can carry a baby.

  • Richard Pawley

    I’m pretty sure I mentioned this in my autobiography a few years ago (LEAVING SOUTH CAROLINA) but it’s something that some farmers have known about for years. In fact I got this from a 1958 book my late aunt gave me about Vermont folk medicine: when a farmer wants his cows to conceive he adds two ounces of organic apple cider vinegar to their food each day and they almost fight to get to it. Well, I suspect that an ounce every day (diluted with water) taken by a couple would have the same effect as it does with cows, greater fertility. Of course taking the nutrients the body needs is good advice because few Americans get all they need because our fruits and vegetables no longer contain all the nutrition they once did when I was a kid, and I know I did talk about that in my book, and give some actual statistics on nutrient loss. It’s why I take ALIVE all food vitamin and mineral supplement each day along with extra vitamin D-3, extra magnesium, a couple of chlorella tablets, omega-3 wild caught salmon oil, and a few other things. You can’t eat what most Americans eat and not get the diseases that most Americans get.

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