Benefits of Green Tea for Increasing Fertility

on Jan 27, 2013

by Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

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Benefits of Green Tea for Increasing Fertility

Green tea would be very beneficial to anyone wanting to conceive as it helps fertility levels greatly, in both men and women.

Are you or anyone you know trying to get pregnant? Well if the answer is yes, you might be pleasantly surprised to know that using green tea can help with getting a woman pregnant. The research that links green tea to increased fertility has been substantial, one of the major factors it has shown suggests polyphenols and hypoxanthine, which are the two main ingredients of green tea, can cause an increase in higher percentage of viable embryos. Polyhenols also act as antioxidants which can help get rid of unwanted toxins in the body. They can repair and mitigate the oxidative damage that occurs in most of our bodies from the environment, food, bodily stress and aging, which is great overall for the body, not just with fertility issues. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Doubles your chances of conceiving

It is also possible to double the chances of conceiving by drinking half a cup or more of green tea. In addition, the maturing of eggs can also be increased, and the eggs may even become more fertile. These are all great ways in which women can become more fertile; however, the benefits just don’t stop at the women. Studies have shown that male fertility can be increased as problems such as having a low sperm count, or low sperm motility can be improved.

Helps an egg mature properly

Now, when it comes to fertility and green tea, it’s not just what it contains, but also what it does not contain, compared to some products you may be consuming, for instance those which contain caffeine. Since regular tea has more caffeine than green tea, it would be the most beneficial for you to consume green tea, as caffeine can have a lot of negative effects on the body when trying to conceive, it is in fact a fertility buster if taken in excessive amounts. There is indeed reliable proof to this, from valid sources, such as The National Infertility Association, which has shown a study that suggested caffeine has the possibility of preventing an egg from maturing properly, which can then lead to that egg not being fertilized, which can affect the chances of the women getting pregnant.

Prepares your body to make sufficient cervical mucus

Also, a lot of women do not get enough fluids and water each day therefore their bodies don’t produce enough cervical fluid known as cervical mucus that help sperm travel through the reproductive tract to the egg as well as keeps the sperm viable for up 5 days. This is where green tea can be beneficial as it helps hydrate the body so that it can be prepared to make sufficient cervical mucus that the female body needs to get pregnant more easily.

Decaf as an option

Now, you may be thinking, doesn’t green tea contain caffeine and even though it is at a low amount, won’t it still cause damage? Well if you are worried about this, there is also an option to buy decaffeinated, which is great. Green tea also comes in liquid and capsules form, which will give you the same benefits.

Moderation is always the key

Clearly there are many benefits that you or anyone can receive from taking green tea to increase fertility; however it is still important to be aware of the other side that in taking too much green tea may not be beneficial. It can have a slight decrease on the effects of folic acid, and this is a very important nutrient as it is vital in fetal development. For vegetarians it is important to remember that green tea can have an effect on iron absorption. It can decrease the body’s absorption of iron from non-meat sources such as beans and tofu.

So overall, green tea would be very beneficial to anyone wanting to conceive as it helps fertility levels greatly. It’s best to take the supplements or drink the tea in between meals, but of course always check with your doctor beforehand, as you want to make an educated and well informed decision.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.

  • chinataste

    I dnt use conterception an its been quite a while am tryin 2 get pregnant what can I do?? I also have pcso any solutionz?

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Having PCOS may affect your chances of conceiving a baby there are a lot of women who were able to conceive even with PCOS. What you need to do is visit your doctor so you can be further tested and be given your fertility options. You can help manage your PCOS naturally by eating right, exercising regularly and avoiding stress and tobacco. You can also get pregnant faster by having intercourse 2-3 days before you ovulate. Sperm can live inside a woman’s body for up to 5 days but the ovum can only survive for 24 hours after ovulation so having intercourse before ovulation would give the sperm a “head start”, boosting your chances of fertilization.

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  • Stephanie

    Wait. You are claiming that drinking green tea DOUBLES your chances of conceiving? “It is also possible to double the chances of conceiving by drinking half a cup or more of green tea.” I can’t even….. no. This is not accurate.

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  • Annie

    By having green tea capsules by any chance would it affect the baby if taken before finding out about the pregnancy green tea capsule containing ginkgo leaf extract,green tea ,meldar,kudzu root,fresh reed root,and casia seed pls let me know worried….

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  • Shannon

    My husband had testicle surgery(he was born with his testicles in the right place,but they rose up,and he had to get them put back in the right place) when he was 8,and I was wondering if that is causing us not to concieve. I also had depo off and on for 3 years. I quit for a while,then it’d leave my system so I’d go get it again. Then in June 2012 I got implanon. I had it taken out May of last year. We went to my regular dr last July,and she told us it could take 6 months to a year. I went back the first of this month,and she told me to wait 6 more months,that it could take up to 2 years. We don’t know what to do. Please help.

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  • ruthnicholao

    im 43 years need to coneive but not coneiving i dont know why. ihave 2 children but one is ded i need another kid to replace i dont know what to do i have tried for a year now plese can you help me

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  • Karabo Tsimamma

    say cervix probably opened up after finishing periods, in which ovulation would probably be taking place from the last day of periods till the 14th day or so, then after the ovulation period, one has sex, then cervix mouth closes when checking it after the 14th day, does it guarantee that one might get pregnant or does it mean ovulation has not taken place. have been drinking some slimming green tea which contains green tea, honey-suckle flower, cassasia seed, lotus leaf, fiveleaf gynostemma, hawthorn fruit, senna leaf and honey as ingredients. are they good??

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  • Mspop

    I was diagnosed with bilateral tubal blockage recently. What are the available remedies? And can taking green tea have a positive effect in my chances of conception.?

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  • amanda

    Im trying for baby #3 .. been trying for about 2-3 months now, Im not sure if my periods are regular or irregular, its always different times of the month ive tried to keep track of days I start and stop sence January but forgot to write it down in may but I have done it ever month sence may and dont understand the chartings, I dont know about how to do cervical checking but ive done alot of readings .. I am currently taking over the counter prenatal vitamins and ive done a few test strip ovulation test . Were reallying wanting baby number 3 . Does preseed help what are some nautral things I can do that may help with ttc baby 3

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  • vina

    i want to get pregnant what do i do best

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  • karisma

    so is green tea good for conceiving ? or not ?

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  • Benny El Mensah

    Thanks so much for the insight.

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  • Mary Mills

    So plse can green tea be taken. Before. And after ovulation. Till the next period

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  • Anis

    I’m 40 plus I had fibroid operated 4 year back fibroid was below the uterus now in scan all is well but only thing is I’m not able to conceive plse suggest me.I don’t use any contraceptives.

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  • Chinwe Ini Akpadiaha

    can green tea be taken during ovulation

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