Does Green Tea Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Does Green Tea Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Green tea extract (Camellia Sinensis) has a large number of benefits for health and it is considered a significant part of the traditional medicine originating in Asia. Does green tea increase your chances of getting pregnant and getting a positive pregnancy test? To put it in a nutshell, the answer is yes, green tea is beneficial for female and male fertility alike. The most important 4 compounds found in green tea leaves with male and female fertility-boosting properties consist of the following. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Top antioxidants

The green tea extract is one of the most significant sources of components rich in antioxidants which are able to prevent oxidative damage to the cells of the reproductive tract and also to destroy free radicals before damaging the vital structure of the reproductive cells and, thus, increase the chances of conceiving.

Oxidative stress, which can damage or even kill the cells, is a frequent cause responsible for impaired fertility. The most powerful antioxidants found in a high concentration in green tea leaves include: polyphenols (especially catechins), flavonoids and carotenoids. Flavonoids are phyto-chemicals with strong anti-oxidative properties, stronger than those of vitamins C and E.

Green tea has the highest content of flavonoids. The catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a potent antioxidant, found only in tea leaves, and it has beneficial effects in the treatment of endometriosis, a common cause of female infertility. Polyphenols also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is highly important for fertility due to its ability to inhibit the oxidative damage to the reproductive cells due to harmful free radicals. Clinical studies show that green tea actually doubles the chances of conceiving.

Tocopherols

Tocopherols are organic compounds found in large amounts in green tea and they act as vitamin E. They positively influence male and female fertility as well, because vitamin E is one of the most essential vitamins for the reproductive organs. Consider the fact that, in Greek, tocopherol stands for “to carry a pregnancy”. Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, protecting the tissues from oxidative damage.

Essential minerals

Essential minerals for male and female fertility such as zinc, selenium, manganese and chromium, are naturally found in green tea leaves. These minerals increase egg viability and also sperm count and motility.

So, does green tea increase your chances of getting pregnant? Definitely. All these natural and organic compounds abundantly found in green tea extract act synergistically to increase the chances of getting pregnant, in addition to other beneficial health effects.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
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.